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Fabelheim Cover Art by michaelkutsche Fabelheim Cover Art by michaelkutsche
Cover artwork for "Fabelheim" by Brandon Mull, published by Penhaligon, you can order the book here: [link]

I haven't been able to upload anything lately cause I'm very busy with my concept artist job on "Thor" for Marvel Studios in LA. I've been cranking out a lot of stuff for the US film business since we moved to the states for my job on "Alice", so be prepared for a whole pile of art after the film's releases:
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
John Carter of Mars (2012)
Thor (2011)

Things can't be better right now, but nothing is more exciting for a passionate artist than the next big challenge, so I'm also developing a personal project on a bigger scale, but that's too early to get into detail for now.

Anyways, I hope you're all doing well these days and enjoy creating and looking at art as much as I do,



"I react strongly to images that have no obvious answer to their mysteries. If there is a key to their construction, they are simply illustration. Meaning is meaningless to me. I do not care for symbolism and I paint what I paint without meditating on a story"-Zdzislaw Beksinski

Edit: Many thanks to :iconarchann: for the DD, much appreciated!
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Given 2009-11-05
Teela-Y Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Writer
The realistic lighting in this piece is incredible. Gosh I just can't figure out how you've done it! I always need realistic models or to model the lighting before I create my works. Thanks for sharing this.
Matija5850 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant haha
DebbieRavenSky23 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
This is just fantastic and beautiful! I love the dappled light on the flesh. And the face is... well, you are amazing, That is all I have to say, HUGE fan!
MLPDragonWriter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
wow. this is amazing! i love the series so much! but i thought it was Fablehaven not Fableheim. well whatever. but this is fantastic!
AXULAR Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
imoart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing art-work!!!
fatih35 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Imagilution Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
The lighting in this piece is breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your work! =^)
Manweri Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic! It looks so realistic, and the colours are amazing. The creature looks so strange and different, yet it's almost like I expect to see it in real life on a sunny day in the woods. It truly looks alive, and there aren't many artists who are able to give their characters this much life. Really, really good job :)
OutlawStudios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
kot-samolet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
the night mare?
Marina1980 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CarlySanker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! Do you mind me asking what program you work in?
MessyDoodles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Dear god, someone get that thing some pants!
gousman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Artist
farrar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
This is awesome, but ew, haha. Great job!
Yo-shin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I loved the Book. Now I know the cover is from you
GabiSpree Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Artist
My god, you´re insane!!!
Gelo2Dio Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great knowledge about the colors and the shapes. I like the way you paint your characters, sometime by giving them a touch of humor!
Hiddenreflection Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
a boy this talented* my mistake.
Hiddenreflection Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow, you're work is beyond amazing. I hope you reach up to all of your dreams, because a girl this talented cannot waste her talent. Keep on doing what you do, because you're incredible good at it. Can't wait for your next work!
FAST-ARTur Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hah, is ja cool.. hatte mir das buch damals nur geholt weil ich die illustration so interessant fand.. jetzt weiß ich auch wers gepinselt hat :)
Rearviewmirro-r Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you for great inspiration!
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
It's fantastic. great atmosphere and colours. and your painting tyle is great as always. I like it better without the elves (or what these are on the book cover) :)
micai Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea why I love this piece so much. Of course it's brilliantly created, but there's something about it that I cannot quite put my finger on that makes this all the more intriguing.
Fantastic work, as always!
CristianaPantea Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   Photographer
katea Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
The textures are awesome :)
How come I don't devwatch you? ;)
BDAlsin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Writer
wow, fantastic work!! i love brandon mull, great imagineer and author
dnsbty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Yoda ears!
C-Wilkes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Amazing. I live in a forest with a lot of scenery like that, and you really captured it wonderfully!
paradoxchild Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!:highfive: This work has been featured here!:clap:[link]
Tsukasa-girl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I read the book and I have always wonder who made this wonderful cover. Now I found you *_______*
Really wonderful. Only (at the beginning) I took this book in my hand because of its cover.
Good Job! *Q*b

(Sorry, really, I have a bad english -.-)
ricefarmer2007 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
your logo is freakin awesome
sabin-boykinov Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Great forest mood !
Impressive painting as always Michael
VanthMithra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
what Zdzislaw Beksinski said is exactly how I feel as well.. people keep asking me what something I have done means and most of the time... it just is...

wonderful work!
iori-yagami Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Yoda's sis, just kidding. Awesome work man. Really awesome.
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
I wish you were around more but you arent becasue your life is so rich and full; which you and yours thoroughly deserve.
Congratulations on all your successes, im sure there are many more to come, im looking forward to it, its an exciting time!
This is a wonderful piece; love the life and expression.
Best wishes to you!
michaelkutsche Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
thanks a lot for those kind words, dude, it's always an honor when you stop by. congrats on your latest pieces as well, really top notch stuff as always! cheers
Syran-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wahaha I think he looks like this dutch tv announcer named Paul de leeuw [link] Very nice colors and light. I like the odd ness of this and the organic feel to it :)
pumpkinskull Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this thing's presence is so real- it looks like it's there! It's not even photorealistic, it still has that loose painterly feel but it looks so real- wow! I don't even know how you did it, but I like it!
dreamweaverno1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I love this piece. There is a lot of color and character to him. :D
Mahichan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I have this book :3
Awesome that the artist is on DA... Definate fave!
WardaAbir Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
great artwork
BlackBlueDawg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely gets me intrigued by this character and the story surrounding him/her. He/she looks like such a complex character.

Oh, and I also kinda have a monster fetish...
fichot Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
a fat Gollum? kidding. great piece. love the sunlight on his body.
DemonicMcLaren Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Beautiful work sir, though, it kind of reminds me of Yoda.
pixieez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Interface Designer
reminds me of the thinker but in a funny way ,impressionable!
Luko Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Créature assez étrange ...
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much talent:faint:
ViBlue Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student General Artist
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