This week In Focus is featuring the outstanding illustrations LeafOfSteel, aka Nina Garncarczyk.
Nina was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1981. She has been drawing since childhood, but has taken it more seriously in recent years.
Currently living in London, UK, Nina illustrates RPG corebooks as well as working for individual clients and her own projects.
Nina is also a musician and vocalist and a professional make-up artist.
She says: “As a painter, I’m constantly struggling between two basic influences: Japanese manga, and European realism. I also often experiment with techniques, combining drawing with painting.”
Links to more of Nina’s work – both her art and her music – are listed after the showcase.
We begin this feature with an image of LeafOfSteel:
Now sit back, relax and enjoy the remarkable, stunning talent of LeafOfSteel:
Under The Mistletoe
Agatsuma Soubi 2
And that was my story
Sephiroth – Reunion
Come to me
Once there was a time of glory
Till Death Do Us Part
Coffee for my sister
Nobody’s concept art 1
Let’s join the party
A girl with a camera
Song of the moon
Wolf of Chaos
Where to find more from LeafofSteel/Nina Garncarczyk:
On deviantart.com – *LeafOfSteel
deviantart portfolio – *LeafOfSteel
Website of Viridian – Rock band
I would like to thank LeafOfSteel for giving her consent to showcase her illustrations.
Her music is very well worth a listen too – there are videos on the Viridian website.
If you like Nina’s art and music, please leave an acknowledgement in the comments below.