Philip Straub is a freelance artist based in Santa Monica, USA. He has been creating art for the games, film, and publishing industries. His works are composed of fantasy landscapes, characters and photo manipulations.
For over 19 years Philip Straub has been creating art for the games, film, and publishing industries. He is the author and creator of the acclaimed illustrated Novel, Utherworlds and co-author of D’artiste Digital Painting. In addition, Philips work has appeared in over 30 children’s books. In the entertainment industry he has worked with many clients including; Mattel, Fisher Price, Disney, Universal studios, Warner Brothers, DC Comics, and Knowledge Adventure. He teaches an online Concept Art class to students around the globe annually. Philip is a founding member of the CGSociety and regularly contributes to the illustration and digital art communities by judging illustration competitions including; The Society of Illustrators, Painter, Expose, and CG Challenges hosted by the CGSociety.
Philip’s luminous and meticulously detailed digital and traditional oil paintings have classical influences but are purely based on the fantastic. Philip focuses on invoking an emotional response from his images through composition, color, light and subject matter. Although a conceptual illustrator at heart, his ability to successfully execute a variety of styles has allowed him to work with an array of clients producing imagery ranging from the dark and fantastic to the playful and charming. Philip’s use of traditional media with 3D and 2D software to create his illustrations, has garnered him international acclaim among a variety of artistic circles. He has been a featured artist numerous times in several publications.