A freelance illustrator of exceptionally high standard, Lenka Simeckova is a twenty-something years old master of digital art, based in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Her style is very distinctive, yet you get a feeling of familiarity when looking at her art. Her cats, her ravens, her centipede houses, and her people are deliciously dark and captivating.
Looking through her Q&A on Instagram, she mentions that she gets her inspirations from movies, video games, scenes from her dreams. Well, you can definitely feel the last statement in her art.
As a soundtrack, she likes to listen to cabaret, dark country, and video game OST compilations.
Her start, as she describes it, was when she did fanart of the game Bioshock, after which she “blew up” on social media, and was published in a popular gaming magazine. After that, well… I will leave her art to speak for itself. Here is a collection of just a fragment of her brilliant work:
A personal favorite is this piece. "Midnight Cabaret" is a scene created so effectively. It deserves the opportunity to be animated. The characters are so captivating, that you can experience their stories behind this masterpiece of a scene.
The expressiveness of Lenka’s art is captivating. The way she works with neon and golden lights is something of a futuristic fantasy sex horror show. Nightmares come alive, but the way they do is extremely beautiful to be disregarded.
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