Amazing Art: Artgerm!

Illustrator and designer Stanley Lau is one of the most amazing artists I have seen. Out of a sea of mediocrities, his work explodes with life, excitement, and personality. His paintings almost seem to breathe.

Lets do some examples. We’ll start with Batgirl.

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It’s not just that the anatomy is immaculate (though it is), it’s that you can feel her personality: determination, fierceness, bravery. All of it radiates from the image, as if she were alive.

Next, Spider-Gwen.

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Confident, focused (with that blank look you get on your face while concentrating on a physically demanding and intricate maneuver), but most importantly: in motion.

You can easily photograph something that’s happening right now: a runner taking a stride, a dog jumping for a frisbee. Lau manages to make a static painting seem like a slice of time, just one instant between the last motion and the next.

It’s incredibly hard to pull off, but he does it with panache and ease.

Last, Batman.

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And that, folks, is the Dark Knight. Up front and in-your-face.

Lau has hundreds of pics like these, many of which are even better. (Look for “scarf” Supergirl.) You can find all of these At The Link!

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