If you’re a mermaid in a Waldemar von Kozak illustration, chances are your life is pretty tough. Not only do you have to deal with pirates accidentally scooping you up from out of the waters only to throw you back in, but you also have to dispose torpedoes and escape hunters. All while looking perfectly flawless of course, and that’s why these Kozak digital paintings are so thrilling to look at.
Waldemar von Kozak is a Russia illustrator who uses his masterful painterly style to render cinematic scenes rich in narrative. Many of his female subjects are jaw-dropping gorgeous and can easily pass for pin-up models while his caricatures of famous people capture each respective individual’s likeness despite being comically contorted.