Digital painting on a Wacom tablet by Fredrik Rattzen

Banana, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

A few days ago I discovered Fredrik Rattzen in the art forum on Reddit. I thought Fredrik's oil paintings were beautiful and was pretty shocked to discover his work is digital painting created using a Wacom tablet. A while back I did a post on the computer generated art of Jared Tarbell. Unlike Tarbell, Rattzen, a 22 year-old art student residing in Sweden, draws upon painterly traditions. The Cloud painting and some of his modestly named 'sketches' below remind me of JMW Turner's paintings, and Rattzen's graphite drawings show that his digital mastery is built upon a knowledge of traditional mediums.
Banana, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

Banana, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Clouds, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

Clouds, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Sketch by Fredrick Rattzen

Sketch by Fredrick Rattzen

 

Sketch (2) by Fredrick Rattzen

Sketch (2) by Fredrick Rattzen

 

Boats, Digital Painting 2009 by Fredrik Rattzen

Boats, Digital Painting 2009 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Sketch (3) by Fredrick Rattzen

Sketch (3) by Fredrick Rattzen

 

Kids, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

Kids, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Untitled, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

Untitled, Digital Painting 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Self Portrait, Digital Paintng 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

Self Portrait, Digital Paintng 2010 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Alley, Digital Painting 2009 by Fredrik Rattzen

Alley, Digital Painting 2009 by Fredrik Rattzen

 

Sketch (4) by Fredrick Rattzen

Sketch (4) by Fredrick Rattzen

 

Sketch (5) by Fredrick Rattzen

Sketch (5) by Fredrick Rattzen

 

Sketch (6) by Fredrick Rattzen

Sketch (6) by Fredrick Rattzen

 

What do you think?