Lois van Baarle, or “Loish” as she is called online, is a Dutch woman who is a big name on devianART.com. Her pieces usually make the first page (which, for those of you who don’t know deviantART, is a big deal). Her style is very dynamic and usually quite brightly colored, though as she has improved she has been experimenting with less saturated colors and playing around with textures more in her works.
While her style is very distinct, Loish is also very adept at drawing realism, which is evident in her self-portraits. Loish mostly works with digital media but she has enough techniques up her sleeve that add a traditional look to her artwork. This is part of what draws me to her work, because I am definitely not advanced enough with Photoshop or any other program to make my work look half as interesting as hers does. The color themes she uses in most of her works are also something I really like.
I have been a huge fan of Loish’s ever since I first joined deviantART.com. It’s been an amazing experience to be able to witness her style change, grow, and improve over the years. You can check her out here, on deviantART, or on her website.