Monday, October 3, 2011

Fantasy Art Focus: Shoshisn Shilova (aka: Serg Sonnino)

Guardian of the Forest (taken at Enchanted of Elven Realm)

It's been a while since I've done a blog focusing on one of the many talented Second Life fantasy artists, so thought I would dedicate this blog to a wonderful artist who also happens to be a good friend of mine. His name in Second Life is Shoshisn Shilova, but he also goes by Serg Sonnino on I'd like to start with a quote he truly lives by and I believe is one reason he is such an exceptional artist...

This is the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Then we can really learn something.

In the beginner's mind there is no thought, "I have attained something." If you keep your original mind, the precepts will keep themselves. ~ Shunryu Suzuki

Shoshisn's work isn't only fantasy, but he does have quite a bit of fantasy art in his collection. His works are very unique and more of a contemporary, fractal style art. He also seems to favor artwork from nature and includes special people in his life as an integral part of many of his works. He is a graphic designer and photographer by trade in real life, so has brought this wonderful talent here to Second Life for everyone to enjoy :) Shoshisn just recently opened a brand new gallery called, Mother Earth Gallery. This is a must see and has all of his many works displayed including photographs and sculptures he has created in game. I will leave the URL below along with his Flickr stream link. I think the best way to describe and sum up Shoshisn's amazing talent is the fact he can take any simple picture from Second Life and turn it into a true masterpiece! He just has an eye for turning the basic or mundane into spectacular artwork. Now THAT'S talent!

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