'Art is emotion', after all...
Izzy Medrano, also known as Cannibalcandy, is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Los Angeles, California. You’ve probably seen some of his works featured in ImagineFX and Concept Art World, or perhaps even while playing God of War, Starhawk, and Magic: The Gathering.
Aside from his vivid imagination and attention to detail, what makes Izzy’s work truly special is his ability to capture the intense emotions of the characters he draws. Be it in the form of a demi-god, a monster, or a dog, Izzy gives his characters a fierce expression that strikes every viewer’s soul.
Izzy is also a talented teacher – his highly recommended Logic of Color and Light series on YouTube and Patreon teach the fundamentals to professional painting, illustration, and concept art techniques. Incredibly, he’s managed to build these while travelling the world on his boat!
Here are 16 of our favorite digital paintings from his portfolio: