by Kerby Rosanes . August 6th, 2012
Sometime in our lives, we had been exposed to many fictional stories that somewhat made an impact to what we are now. It can be about our beliefs, lifestyle and some even use those stories to make their own mark in the industry they’re in. This idea is actually a mirror of the career of the artist we will feature today.
Meet Gonzalo Ordoñez Arias popularly known as Genzoman. He’s an Illustrator and Art Director from Chile whose jaw-dropping works have been around the industry for seven years. He specializes in Digital Art Illustration and have worked with some huge names in the industry like World of Warcraft CCG, Udon Entertainment, Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures, WayForward Technologies, Hasbro, Ballistic, IMAGINE FX Magazine and a lot more.
Most of his amazing creations are based from myths and cultural beliefs around the world. He also became famous by making fan art illustrations of some popular characters and scenes from various comics, games, movies and television series. The good thing about his works is that you are not only looking at great art pieces but also learning about the stories behind each of them as you explore his amazing gallery.
Lets take a peak on some of Genzoman’s awesome pieces!
One of the most popular vampire character of all time. Aside from being a centuries-old vampire, Count Dracula is also a sorcerer and a Transylvanian nobleman, who claims to be from Attila the Hun descent. Genzoman captured the aristocratic charm of the character in this piece based on most novels and stories about him.
Sinbad the Sailor is a story-cycle of ancient Middle Eastern origin which features Sinbad from Basrah, living during the Abbasid Caliphate. The stories are based on the real experiences of sailors around the Indian Ocean. They recount Sinbad’s adventures during his voyages throughout the seas east of Africa and south of Asia.
A stunning fan art of the beloved hero of Gotham City. The popular DC comics character which recently had another blockbuster movie adaptation called “The Dark Knight Rises” is probably one of the latest works of Genzoman based from his Tumblr.
In Greek mythology, Zeus is the king of the gods, the god of the sky and thunder and the ruler of Mount Olympus.
A commissioned work of Katara – the water bender protagonist from the hit TV series AVATAR.
In Greek Mythology, Hades is the god of the underworld. He and his brothers Poseidon and Zeus defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the underworld, sea, and air, respectively.
Midna and Link
Another commissioned work featuring Midna and Link from the popular Zelda Games.
Aladdin is one of one of the most famous tales of medieval Arabian origin in the Arabian Nights. Genzoman’s version of Aladdin’s character is more influenced by Disney and Prince of Persia games.
In Norse mythology, Loki is a god, the brother of Helblindi and Býleistr and son of two Giants, Fárbauti and Laufey. His character was roguish and even slipped his way into becoming a God. Loki’s character also appeared in many Marvel Comics series where he is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor.
In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbows and she was the messenger of the Olympian gods. In most descriptions, Iris is always represented as the handmaiden and Hera’s personal messenger.
L of Death Note
A commissioned artwork of L from the popular Japanese manga turned Anime hit series “Death Note”. L plays the role of a detective and as the main antagonist to Light Yagami, also known as the mass-murderer “Kira”.
Genzoman’s own interpretation of the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. The Japanese swordsman became very popular through many stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels at a very young age.
Uranus (Mythology) is the most ancient of the Greek gods and first ruler of the universe. He is the personification of heaven or the sky.
Blackbeard (Edward Teach) is a notorious English pirate who operated along the eastern coast of the American colonies and West Indies.
The Horde (World of Warcraft)
Another commissioned artwork based from requested characters – this time are a group of guild from the popular game called World of Warcraft.
Genzoman’s creative ability comes with his pure talent and ultimate tools of the trade. Most of his works are created using his MacBook Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Wacom drawing tablets. All his artworks including all the pieces we featured in here can be found at his official website.
Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.
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