Talent Spotlight – mahnaz soleymannejad


Mahnaz Soleymannejad is an Iranian illustrator who worked on the Parvaneh animation piece. Full of colorful splendor, her blog reflects the personality she intergrated into her backgrounds and color keys for the animation!

Here is the teaser. Be sure to check out more of her work below the video.

PARVANEH from azarangstudio on Vimeo.


artist spotlight #4 – Tadeo Zavaleta de la Barra



Tadeo Zavaleta de la Barra is a Peruvian fine artist who specializes in surrealism, figure painting, and mixed media masterpieces. This snippet from his bio is the best explanation as to why Zavaleta should be observed:

“His paintings are a window to an intelligent and creative mind; his strokes are the voice of a true artist. His art transcends hyper-realism exposing the observer to a surreal and delightful experience.”


View more of his paintings here: https://artavita.com/portfolios/5471

Here is a video about Tadeo Zavaleta de la Barra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyjgQweawsI

Artist Spotlight #3 – Pietro Piccoli


This is the kind of art us “digital artists” should be drawing inspiration from. Italian painter Pietro Piccoli is new to me, but he has definitely made himself known well before I could write a post about him.

His bio reads:

The essence of the Mediterranean is color and light; hence, everything in Piccoli’s works focuses on these two elements. His paintings capture cities, beaches, and seas with a compelling blend of realism and abstraction, visual detail, and imagination which will ignite your appreciation for the beauty which surrounds. (paraphrased)

See his gallery pieces here: