I’m really impressed by the art of Kent Williams. He manages something rare: Making his images look real, nearly touchable, while distorting and mixing up reality.
Since I try to twist reality in my paintings too I know how hard it is. Especially with people as subject, it becomes tricky to find the right balance. It is easy to go too far and loose the real three dimensional look – or go not far enough and make it look unintentionally wrong.
For this first one he has all work in progress steps on his blog. Gives some interesting insight I think – especially how well he plans this seeming crazyness.
That blog he also uses for his sketches – and he has another one too. Also intriguing is his background in comics – I wonder if that helped him. At the end I’ve put some examples of his comic work.