This week’s drops feature two illustrators who both, in their own right, create some of the most intricate and complex worlds and characters. We’re in for a treat as they both unveil never-before-seen pieces inspired by their foray into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
David Sossella — Dropping 4/7 🔥
David Sossella is an accomplished Italian-born illustrator and digital artist who over the last 18 years has created for some of the largest international brands from Ray-Ban, Hasbro, Disney, Monopoly and more. He’s currently the founder and creative director of Gusto Robusto.
David’s works are a culmination of a wide range of inspirations from Moebius, Miyazaki, M.C. Escher, to traditional Japanese culture, street art and science-fiction. His affinity towards these inspirations, noticeably the Japanese aesthetic, is apparent in his works as he seamlessly blends these various forms. His works carry incredible depth from the narrative, composition and execution of his illustrations.
Inspired by his recent introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, this piece features David’s signature Japanese-inspired creature design with incredible precision and depth. In this piece, David explores a method of digital painting giving the piece warmth and elegance, with deliberately noticeable brush strokes, simulating a familiar process when creating with pastels.
Javier Arres— Dropping 4/9 🔥
Javier Arres is a world-renowned motion / GIF artist and a 2019 London Art Biennale winner from Motril, Spain.
Inspired by the sweeping views from his childhood home overlooking his hometown, Arres is known for his manically detailed illustrations of fantastical scenery from cities, architecture and machines. He further brings these worlds to life through what he calls “Visual Toys”. Through these Visual Toys, Arres invites the viewer into a fantastical world, inspiring the viewer to simply play with their imaginations.
Crypto Toy Coin
In his most elaborate Visual Toy and his very first crypto-inspired piece, Arres’ upcoming artwork invites us to imagine a future where cryptocurrencies triumph over its current limitations to date.
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