Life’s not easy for a fantasy fan nowadays. Where a few decades ago there wasn’t a lot of great material around you now have a choice in thousands of books, films and series being released each year. With the arrival of the internet, the supply only grew, making it almost too hard to choose what to read or see next. With the huge range of great fiction available came a wave of talented fantasy inspired artists as well. Watercolor works, digital drawings or stunning oil paintings, there’s something to love for everyone. One artist that stands out in that massive amount of fantasy-inspired art is illustrator Rebecca Yanovskaya.
Rebecca Yanovskaya is an illustration graduate living and working in Toronto, Canada. If you’ve come across her work before you’ll immediately recognize her unique style. All of her works are drawn in ballpoint and decorated with gold leaf by hand. It’s not often you see these two techniques combined, especially not with the great amount of talent and elegance Rebecca puts in her work.
Rebecca draws her influence from decorative, neoclassical and Pre-Raphaelite arts. Next to that she’s also a fan of theatrical costuming, a fact that shows in the wonderful details shown in the garments worn by the people in her work. Her love for drama also shows in the compositions and settings, drawing heavily on the moody, atmospheric style of the Pre-Raphaelite era her style compliments the fantastic and mythological stories she portraits perfectly.