5 Digital Art Influencers On Instagram Who Will Leave You Speechless

Many of us are familiar with the power of Adobe Photoshop but have you seen what incredible visuals artists with Photoshop can do? 

In this article, I want to share with you 5 incredibly talented Digital Art Influencers who use Photoshop to create stunning images that will leave you utterly speechless.

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1) Shaun Ryken | @shaunryken | 66.5k followers

The world is full of wonders.

@shaunryken is a Canadian digital artist who combines elements of nature with game/television cartoon characters to create whimsical images like the ones below.

@shaunryken

Essentially, he brings your games and cartoons to life.

He also draws inspiration from movie characters. Can you recognise which movies he draws inspiration from?

@shaunryken

However, @shaunryken creates more than just fun pieces of art. He also creates art that raises awareness about social and environmental issues.

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Anxiety sucks and I’m here to tell you why! – I’m a designer and I suffer from severe anxiety disorder. This disorder has me worrying about my health over and over and occupies my mind. As a designer this is very challenging for me because in order for me to achieve a creative piece I need to have an open mindset. When my mind is clouded from thought I’m unable to focus back on my main task of living life and creating the things I love. Rather than just simply living life I find myself questioning everything about it. Anxiety is a tough thing. It keeps you to yourself and in a constant state of nervousness. The best way for me to get over my anxiety is for me to relax and work on my breathing and talk about it. When I’m not relaxed and going through anxiety I barely eat and sleep which only makes it worse. I open my mind to you all and say, it’s okay to have anxiety and talk about it. It’s okay to admit when you’re having a hard time and you cannot get something off your mind. We are all in this life together, you’re not alone and you never will be. Talk to those around you and get as much as you can off your mind. – Other support you can show is that there is a @cmhanational bike ride on June 23rd to help raise awareness towards mental health! This is a great way to get involved and meet other people who are also going through a mental illness. Let’s #RideDontHide! ❤️

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2) Marco Zagara | @marcozagara | 89.5k followers

Art will save the world.

@marcozagara is yet another Digital Art Influencer who has used his art pieces to raise awareness for the environment.

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Usually I prefer not to share the stories behind my edits, so that you can freely interpret them. But today I want to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This edit is about a mother who, at the exact moment of her last breath in a world full of violence and destruction, still believes in the hope of a better future, leaving her son the heritage of something still pure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There were one million rhinos at the turn of the 19th century, a number that has declined dramatically. Today there’s only 29,000 left. These critically endangered animals fight for the survival and against extinction. And the enemy… well, you guessed it. Us humans. (Source: @andy.okay) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If there’s one thing I love about art is its power beyond every word. So, if you’ve read this far, I’m just asking you one thing: 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗘. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mzcreators #imaginative_universe #photoshop #artselect #digitallyart #instagram #digitalart #photoart #savetherhino #rhino #poaching #LaunchDsigns #dailyart #artshub #digitallyart #edit_grams #igcreative_editz #seasonfinale #fantasyart #wwf #wildlife #natgeo #xceptionaledits #ourmoodydays #creartmood #thecreativers #simplycooldesign #manipulationclan #creativecloud_surreal

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He uses blue and orange hues throughout his creations

@macrozagara

And his pieces take you to another universe entirely, where fire-breathing dragons and aliens exist.

Fun Fact: You don’t have to be the run-of-the-mill beauty/fashion/travel influencer to land a brand sponsorship. Digital Art Influencers like @macrozagara can land brand partnerships too!


3) Justin Peters | @jstnptrs | 94.6k followers

Everything you can imagine is real.

@jstnptrs prides himself in being a digital artist and photographer.

His Instagram feed is peppered with optical illusions like these

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You have got to admit – it takes PURE talent to see the way nature and objects gel together as he does.


4) Anna McNaught | @annamcnaughty | 137k followers

There’s a light within all living things that sometimes we may not always see.

@annamcnaughty’s Instagram feed takes on a galaxy theme with shades of pink, blue, purple and black.

@annamcnaughty

Her edits are out of this world and she occasionally takes the opportunity to explain her inspiration behind her works.

Fun Fact: So @macrozagara landed a brand partnership for a watch. Well, @annamcnaughty landed an advertisement with crocs!


5) Justin Main | @photified | 160k followers

The world is but a canvas to the imagination 🌊

Of the 5 Digital Art Influencers featured in this article, @photified has the most colourful feed of all. His images are like trippy pieces of art.

Like his caption, he challenges followers to 

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

He also never fails to throw in inspirational captions to accompany his creations like

And

Fun Fact: Woah, hold up! We had a brand partnership for a watch and then one more with crocs. And now we have a collaboration with the X-Men franchise? That’s pretty insane!


Special Feature: Sean Lee | @sezersean | 2.4k followers

I wanted to give a special shoutout to one of our local Digital Art Influencers here in Singapore, @sezersean. He started gaining recognition when his images of underwater/snowing Singapore started making its way around the internet.

Singapore experiences summer all year round, so what better way to capture attention by reimagining an underwater/snowing tropical country?

His creativity has since driven him to explore another dimension of the country – Singapore in outer space!

These creative pieces have garnered an incredibly high engagement rate of 10.60% for a nano-influencer like himself and his top posts are filled with his Singapore-themed creations.

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Did any of these Digital Art Influencers and their amazing creations leave you speechless?

If you know of any other amazing artists like these, do share them with me because I looooove when my Instagram feed is filled with such beauty ✨

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