15 brilliant illustrations by Artgerm

on September 7th, 2009

Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born in Hong Kong, Stanley moved to Singapore at the age of 15 and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Stanley is currently working on various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studio, designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session.

His illustrations, usually completed in 2-3 hours, with Painter as his weapon of choice, are primarily manga-inspired (like his Samurai series) – but he also enjoys playing with various illustration styles using Pepper, a fictitious character he came up with specifically for this purpose. No, she is not based on a real person, and no, he does not have her phone number. But real or not, she is stunning.

The Pepper series

The Samurai series

References

• Artgerm on DeviantArt
Interview with Stanley Lau on DevianArt News.
Paprika – Stanley’s advertising and design agency.
Animal Square – Stanley’s T-shirt label
Imaginary Friends Studio IFS

8 Responses to “15 brilliant illustrations by Artgerm”

  1. Athul says:

    absolutely stunning…the samurai concepts were incredible…especially the last one..i just kept staring into his eyes so much depth and character..wow..wish i could bring this kinda LIFE to my 3D characters…sadly i dont think anyone can..BRAVO

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  3. Humane says:

    This is absolutely stunning. I extremely envious! This is the type of style I desperately work for in my art but it just turns into an epic fail. :/
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  4. Brad Harvey says:

    The illustration of Pepper series was absolutely brilliant everything is detailed .

  5. The illustration of Pepper series was absolutely brilliant everything is detailed and also for the Samurai series definitely great illustration of character.
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