Cemal Eker’s hyperdetailed, mythical drawings carry a supernatural energy. Using both stippling and bold linework, the artist crafts absorbing scenes, worthy of close inspection. And at times, Eker also uses digital techniques to add yet another surreal flourish to the works.
With the mythical imagery comes mythical monikers for the works, such as “Cernunnos,” named for Celtic horned god, or the Norse term “Einherjar,” once used for the warriors brought to Valhalla by valkyries. The artist’s traditional approach to drawing each work, in stark blacks, creates a surreal and effective transition in the hybrid creatures, like a winged seahorse.
See more of the artist’s works below.