ILYA KUVSHINOV

Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

BIO

Russian Illustrator and Comic Artist based in Yokohama – Ilya Kuvshinov

The photo on this page of ILYA KUVSHINOV appears to be the only one that exists of him online. It’s from an Interview he did with Russian website, Render.ru. All artwork photos are from his Patreon page, where you can show your support for him and his work.

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Koi Nobori by Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

“…THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTOR FOR ME; A GREAT STORY. STORIES ARE WEVERWHERE: IN MOVIES, GAMES, COMICS, IN LIFE ITSELF, AND SOME GREAT STORIES CAN NOT ONLY INSPIRE, BUT TO CHANGE THE WHOLE MAN AND HIS EXISTENCE.”
– Ilya Kuvshinov

HOW I FOUND HIM

I found Ilya via DeviantArt. I can’t remember which painting it was, most likely one of his Persona 4 paintings, but he was one of those people who once I saw his work I clicked the watch button and started following him without even thinking about it. I seem to love everything he creates. Whenever a new piece of his pops up on Instagram I can always tell it’s an Ilya, he has a really nice style :)

HOW HIS ART MAKES ME FEEL

The main feeling I have viewing Ilya’s paintings is one of wanting more. Wanting to see and know more about these characters. I feel like they each have a story to tell, and there is something about their eyes that captivates me. I feel like I’m becoming lost under a spell looking deep into their eyes.

Zephyrus by Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

FAVOURITE ARTPIECE

My favourite Ilya Kyvshinov artwork is so hard to pick. There are four that really stand out for me, Zephyru, P cola, Koi nobori and Dust. I’m going to have to go with the one just above this text, Zephyru. the one where the girl has her sleeve wrapped around her hand as she softly touches her lips. I love her big beautiful brown eyes and there is just something about this one that connects with me. On a technical level I love the lighting and how round and full her face and hair feels.

Dust by Artist Ilya Kuvshinov
Moira by Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

“…I’M INSPIRED BY THE FACT THAT I CAN BREATHE, SEE AND, NO LESS IMPORTANT; TO DRAW.”
– Ilya Kuvshinov

P-Cola by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

Sweet, Sorrow and Lonely

109 by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov
Ponytail by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

MYSTERIOUS, NAUGHTY WITH LOTS OF ATTITUDE

Clouds by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov
Sunset Railroad by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

Futuristic, Fun and Full of character

Hands by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov
Gloves by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov
Painting Tutorial by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov
Sea by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

These characters all have so much emotion in their eyes, together with the intense lighting, Ilya creates some highly evocative characters who feel alive

 

WHAT I'VE LEARNT AFTER STUDYING HIS ARTWORK

After studying Ilya’s work I’ve come away with a greater appreciation of his ability to create beautiful eyes that seem to capture deep emotions. So inviting. The characters he creates are just that … characters. Characters that I want to know more of. Want to see more of. Each girl he creates seems to come with bags of emotion, individuality and stories to tell. Some of these characters I could see having their own comic book or Anime.

Visually I find his work incredibly tasty, the colours, the lighting, even the sceneries he picks. I just find them syncing up in a way that really speaks to me. I always look forward to seeing Ilyas new paintings. For me it’s all in the eyes, they say that eyes are the windows to the soul, well with Ilya, he doesn’t just open up the characters souls but somehow manages to connect with my soul too.

These images and more can now be found on my
Inspirational Artists Pinterest Board

ILYA KUVSHINOV WAS ADDED TO MY INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS ON 1st JULY 2015

Ichigao by Digital Artist Ilya Kuvshinov

MORE INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS

STEVE HANKS

“When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure.” – Steve Hanks

ILYA KUVSHINOV

“…the most important motor for me, a great story. Stories are everywhere: in movies, games, comics, in life itself, and some great stories can not only inspire, but to change the whole man and all his existence.” – Ilya Kuvshinov

DUNCAN GUTTERIDGE

“Nothing starts until you take action.” – Sonic the Hedgehog (Duncan Gutteridge drew official Artwork for SEGA in the 90’s, including Sonic the Hedgehog)

GORDON KING

“As a figurative artist, the human form is my big love – that moment when I see an image coming to life on the paper or canvas is pure magic.” – Gordon King

ZHANG XIAO BAI

“Pay attention to the things and culture that you enjoy as it will assist you in forming your own appreciation of beauty and help the development of your own artistic style.” – Zhang Xiao Bai

DESTINYBLUE

“The world seems full of arrows when you send out arrows. The world seems full of love when you send out love.” – DestinyBlue

SERGIO LOPEZ

“I want to convey my Enjoyment of not just the Female Form, but also the Female Spirit…” – Sergio Lopez

ARATA YOKOYAMA

“GOT FREE !!!!” – Arata Yookyama on quitting his job at SCEI to go freelance

ALEKSEI VINOGRADOV

“Now is the time to create something unusual, innovative … I wish to try to invent and not stop at failures!” – Aleksei Vinogradov

FABIAN PEREZ

“It is not important what you have, but how you enjoy it.” – Fabian Perez

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“Try to be inspired by something every day. Try to inspire at least one person every day.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi