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28 Surreal Fantasy Portraits

From Chivalrous Feline Paintings to Crumbling Child Captures

— August 2, 2013 — Art & Design
Exploring the human condition through art has never been easy but these fantasy portraits do it very well. Artists have incorporated dark and fantastical themes into their pieces in order to express complex ideas in a single frame. This list contains otherworldly portraits that incorporate themes of fantasy.

The use of animals in portraiture is not uncommon but fantasy painters have distorted their image into something odd and surreal. Pieces like chivalrous feline paintings and surrealistic animal portraits anthropomorphize common animals to express dark or playful themes.

Fantasy portraits that incorporate morbid visuals have also been emerging. Crumbling child captures and other dark portraits take an intimate look at grim emotions. Portraits like dark inky artworks use surreal themes to express feelings of anger, hurt and loss.
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Freeform Fantasy Portraits
Freeform Fantasy Portraits
Sterling Hundley Renders Everyday Scenes in a Peculiar Visual Style
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Soulful Bohemian Portraits
Soulful Bohemian Portraits
Doce Freire’s Art Series is Full of Color and Creativity
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Ambiguous Infrared Portraits
Ambiguous Infrared Portraits
The In between Image Series by Tuomo Rainio Conceptualizes Life
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Pixelated Superhero Portraits
Pixelated Superhero Portraits
Ercan Akkaya's 8-Bit Heroes Get Up Close and Personal with Pixels
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Surreal Bohemian Portraits
Surreal Bohemian Portraits
Glenn Barr's 'Rooms' Exhibit is Decadent and Electrifying
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Rustic Fantasy Bridal Portraits
Rustic Fantasy Bridal Portraits
Photos by Ryan Brenizer Show a Girl on a Journey in Two Dimensions
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Sentimental Superdad Portraits
Sentimental Superdad Portraits
Giulia Pex Transforms her Dad into Her Favorite Superheroes
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Crumbling Child Captures
Crumbling Child Captures
Torsos by Ruadh DeLone is Destructively Abstract
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Ordinary Object-Infused Portraits
Ordinary Object-Infused Portraits
These Classic Style Portraits Have Been Mixed with Strange Items
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Surreally Swirled Self-Portraits
Surreally Swirled Self-Portraits
Nikos Gyftakis' Portraits Show Himself in an Ethereal Light
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Swirled Self Portraits
Swirled Self Portraits
Artist Nikos Gyfaktis Dizzying Paints His Face in Motion-Filled Positions
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Elegantly Surreal Portraits
Elegantly Surreal Portraits
These Surreal Illustrations by Becha Jumble Facial Features
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Grungy Fantasy Character Drawings (UPDATE)
Grungy Fantasy Character Drawings (UPDATE)
Mike Wrobel Returns with More Game of Thrones Drawings
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Lifelike Fantasy Portraits
Lifelike Fantasy Portraits
These Song of Fire and Ice Portraits by Ania Mitura are Impressive
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Blossoming Beheaded Portraits
Blossoming Beheaded Portraits
The Enrico Nagel Secret Garden Series is Surreal
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Exaggerated Grotesque Portraits
Exaggerated Grotesque Portraits
Artist Gregory Jacobsen Focuses on Human Failure and Weaknesses
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Surreal Animal-Infused Art
Surreal Animal-Infused Art
These Colorful Paintings by Sonja Tines are Like a Visual Acid Trip
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Surreal Superhero Animal Art
Surreal Superhero Animal Art
Sakiroo Choi's Portraits are a Colorful Combination
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Dark Inky Artworks
Dark Inky Artworks
Craww Creates Somber and Surreal Portraits of Big-Handed Women
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Ember-Eyed Female Illustrations
Ember-Eyed Female Illustrations
Mezamero Depicts Women with Fiery Glowing Glares
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Chivalrous Feline Paintings
Chivalrous Feline Paintings
Eldar Zakirov's Cat Portraits Display the Furry Beasts as Gentlemen
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Distorted Facial Portraits (UPDATE)
Distorted Facial Portraits (UPDATE)
A Surreal Portraiture Series from Guim Tió Zarraluki
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Peculiar Abstract Human Art
Peculiar Abstract Human Art
Can Pekdemir Makes Bizarre Abstract Art Representing Human Bodies
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Vivid Surreal Portraits
Vivid Surreal Portraits
Aris Goumpouros Creates Stunning Vibrant Illustrations
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Picasso-Style Superhero Portraits
Picasso-Style Superhero Portraits
This Picasso Pop Art by Mike Esparza Depicts Iconic Superheroes
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Surrealistic Animal Portraits
Surrealistic Animal Portraits
Alice Wellinger’s Surreal Human Animal Hybrid Art
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Morbidly Surreal Portraits
Morbidly Surreal Portraits
Igor Morski Fuses Humans and Animals in His Imaginative Art
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Evocatively Vivid Portraits
Evocatively Vivid Portraits
Francoise Nielly Creates Fascinating Palette Knife Paintings
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