While art appeals to many people, some people are unimpressed. But there are always some things that move even the haters, and this article is for those people. Some paintings are so intricate and are created with so much detail, you are left in shock. You are left guessing how it is even possible for anyone to create such detailed paintings. More importantly, it is extremely hard to paint humans and make them look real, living beings.
Fortunately for all of us, we are blessed to have talented people in this world who are capable of creating such beautiful art pieces and bless our eyes. The talented artist we will be talking about is Jeff Lee Johnson. He spent his early years of childhood in rural Minnesota and was surrounded by books of esteemed authors like Kenneth Robeson, Isaac Asimov, Kenneth Robeson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert Heinlein. His mom was very engrossed in painting and drawing. She not only did it herself but also encouraged Jeff Lee by buying him art supplies and tools to paint. She also instructed him lightly on how he could use his imagination and thoughts to create art.
Jeff now invests his time in his artistic endeavors. He has some of the projects that he pursues out of passion and interest. Along with that, he is also the art director for Fantasy Flight games. That is not all his interests are, though, he likes creating scary images and telling a story. Every detail counts in his paintings.
Scroll below to be blown away by his mind-blowing skills.
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Image credits: Jeff Lee Johnson
Blue Plate Special
His art mostly is concentrated on the themes of the paintings. They mostly have themes of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi.
He talked in an interview about how his childhood town gave him so much space for exploration. “My mother was an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, sharing her library with me freely, and the three channels we got on our TV replayed classic movies endlessly,” Johnson said. “I spent a lot of time either with my nose in her books or watching those old movies, playing the various roles in those stories, and gaining empathy and insight into a wide variety of personalities and situations. Switching from one genre to another in my art is not much harder than switching channels on the TV or picking up a new book.” He mentioned how this ability is an avenue for him to create new art with a fresh and new vision. He emphasized how this ability is essential for artists.
“One has to essentially see one’s painting as if for the first time each painting session to be able to assess how effectively the story is being told.”
Under The Boardwalk
A child with crab legs. Excuse me?
Wow, the details on these girl’s are astonishing.
The little girl has her storyline in the painting.
The Grand International Hotel
A devil cat!
Rue The Day
This painting is immaculate! It is hard to believe this is a painting. It just looks like a well-edited photo.
Damn, that wolf is out to get the scared cat.
A man with 3 hands…
“For my part, I hope to look at these images trains folks to be more careful observers. There are layers of meaning and context all around us wherever we go, much of it hidden to a casual glance, and the story is much richer if sometimes more frightening if we take the time and effort to look a little deeper,” Jeff said.