Vladimir Stankovic’s illustrations are the stuff of dreams. Featuring whimsical themes that blend the real with the surreal, his artwork has an air of mystery about it that draws the viewer in. And much like the finished product, Stankovic’s sources of inspiration come from science and nature on the one hand, and fantasy, fairy tales, and mysteries on the other.
“I’m not really sure what the genre of my work is, but I guess I’d say it’s very fairytale-like with the touch of surrealism and a bit grotesque,” he once remarked in an interview with Astrum People. “Also it has a lot of nature’s elements as biology as a science has a big influence on my work as well… in general, I like to experiment and combine different genres and themes and I like to be surprised by the results.”
The surprising outcomes are also the result of his experimentation with different techniques and mediums. Part traditional, part digital, his art incorporates watercolors, colored pencils, and markers, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for the final editing. “With the use of traditional techniques I kind of get the results I want in the fastest and most fun way,” admits Stankovic.
You’d want to follow his original work.