Though these Yaroslav Gerzhedovich illustrations appeal mostly to a niche demographic, people everywhere can still appreciate the talent required to execute such magnificent pictures. A combination of baroque era techniques with mystic motifs, Gerzhedovich’s fantasy depictions are “one of a kind” in the truest sense of the phrase. And when you consider the amount of detail he puts into things like coat ornaments and armor decorations, these artworks easily rank among the greatest illustrations ever produced.
Yaroslav Gerzhedovich is a Russian artist based in St. Petersburg. In addition to rendering epic scenes, his work is also notable for the moods it invokes. Gerzhedovich often illustrates in near-greyscale, but he is able to manipulate lighting conditions in a myriad of ways to make viewers feel unnerved, in awe or other emotions.