concept artist and illustrator

Her work is as a game of light and color, which gives way to colorful and painterly illustrations, whether they are characters, environments or concept art. Barcelona based concept artist and illustrator Marta Nael's projects have appeared in many artbooks such as Digital Art Masters (3dtotal), Exotique (Ballistic), Sketching from the imagination (3dtotal), Prime books (3dtotal) or Infected by Art.

From a very young age, Marta Nael knew what she wanted to become as a grown-up. So her love for art started at a very early age. She has a love for all artistic disciplines but after completing a Fine Arts degree she started to learn digital art, matte painting and concept art, something which has enabled her to embark in a variety of projects from book and musical album covers, to concept art for videogames, and marketing illustrations amongst many others, with clients such as Blizzard and Wizards of the Coast.

Nael got her first commissions in 2010 when she was finishing her Fine Arts degree and a year later she won ImagineFX Rising Stars award, and also Expomanga’s Best Spanish Illustrator.

She has done many tutorials for magazines such as Advanced Photoshop or ImagineFX and given many workshops in Spain, while also attending several Comic and Manga Cons in this country.

In the last 7 years she has published four artbooks with Spanish publisher Ediciones Babylon, two of them mainly digital, and the other two featuring only traditional media.

During our online fest The Art Department, we had the pleasure of seinf Marta work on a demo illustration right in front of our eyes.