200 Best Digital Artists 2019/2020 worldwide – Lürzer’s Archive Specials
200 Best Digital Artists 2019/2020 is a 340-page tome featuring work from a total of 40 countries thus having an even more diverse selection this time around than in previous volumes in which about 30 countries were represented. The hightest number of works selected is 36 images from US American digital artists, followed by German ones with 22, then Brazil is represented this time with 21 the UK with 16, next is, Switzerland (13), Spain (11), Italy and Poland with eight each, Canada with seven, Peru, the Netherlands, Chile, and Colombia with a respectable five creatives that were selected. These are followed by countries Argentina, France, Indonesia and Lithuania (all 3), Australia, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Romania, and Turkey (all 2), Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, and UAE (all 1).
The brilliant cover comes from Illusion, Bangkok, a studio founded by Surachai Puthikulangkura. The image was originally created for a Playboy brand condoms ad. Surachai is the highest-ranking illustrator/digital artist in the Lürzer’s Archive ranking and is also interviewed in this new volume of 200 Best Digital Artists 2019/2020 has become a fascinating survey of images created with cutting-edge technology as used in CGI work.