Živko Kondić, alias Zhillustrator, is a freelance 2d artist from Novi Sad, Serbia. His art is a particular blend of sci-fi and realism, alternate universes and hovering kittens.
His art skills are mostly self taught, with a graphic design background. Through the years he’s developed a personal style and way of seeing things, expressing mostly through digital painting and traditional drawing or sketching. His art tends to be colorful, melancholic, optimistic, heavily atmospheric and loose. His work is mostly personal art and client work for smaller companies and individuals. One notable client were Games Workshop.
Alterslavia is the name of Živko’s flagship personal project, an alternate universe and low-SF blend with inspiration rooted in Yugoslavian motives, regional ethnic garbs, both real and imagined places and people who live in them. Alterslavia consists mostly of landscape paintings and character designs, with a plan to add more worldbuilding through painting. The series is inspired by impressionism, Russian painters from the turn of the 19/20th century and some modern painters and artists in the industry.
Živko appears on a number of conventions throughout Europe and plans to expand than in the future. This year it will be his second time coming to CCON | COMIC CON GERMANY .
Outside art, he’s a chatty, informal and bright fella who likes to play guitar, take photos, meet people and travel. He also does live streaming occasionally at twitch.tv/zhillustrator.