Hi there, my name is Atanas Laskov. I'm digital illustrator, mixed-media artist (watercolour & pastels), and the author of the steampunk adventure "Wings of Steel."
My illustrations are painted both digitally and traditionally, so I consider them mixed-media. Topics that interest me are imaginary architecture, mythology, Japan, the European middle-ages and many others. I strive for creativity and technical excellence in my artwork.
A few of my artworks are available to purchase as high-quality Art Prints. The range will expand gradually.
I published 3 volumes of the graphic novel "Wings of Steel". This is a young-adult steampunk adventure, that tell the story of Zak and priestesses Sue and Zoe.
Zak is a talented engineer who is oppressed by the all-powerful Inquisitors of the Mage Altos. What's worse, the pesky acolytes Susan and Zoe don't acknowledge his talents and mock his crude ways. A mysterious organization is spying on the engineer from vantage point in the sky; And a powerful Inquisitor of Altos wants him thrown in a dungeon.
You can find the graphic novel paperbacks, and Kindle e-books, in the Amazon store:
Here are some examples of my character designs I did for graphic novels and for animation.
In order to draw character designs, human anatomy is an important topic for artists. For this reason, I published a pocket reference "Human Anatomy." This is intended to help artists and illustrators by giving them a "key" to use while working on graphic novels, comics, games, animation, and in other types of media projects. Included are the proportions, head drawing, torso, upper and lower extremity. All parts of the body are covered in multiple views, allowing the artist to follow through, understanding and memorizing the anatomy. The ultimate objective is to be able to draw the human body from imagination. As a graphic novel author, I'm using this book when working on my own projects.
In figure drawing I use a variety of different media, including digital, traditional pastels and watercolours.
I like to see brushstrokes and energy, while following the classical realist tradition of painting portraits.
3D Modellingessays. You can see many more examples of my artwork in the sketchbook.