Stefan Koidl

My name is Stefan.

I am a full time Krampus mask carver, self-taught Illustrator and Concept Artist living in Salzburg, Austria.

I started drawing when I was a little kid, I was fascinated of creating characters and scenes that don’t exist in real life.

Over the years I always wanted to improve my skills and techniques until I reach a level that my role models have achieved.

Art became a big part of my life and I can’t imagine living without it. Learning new things and subjects gives me extra motivation every day.

I’m currently specialized in digital paintings – with this medium it’s easier and faster to capture an idea.

I love to draw images that tell a story, the painting should trigger a certain feeling in the observer and make him think.

I like to paint creepy and dark stuff the most, it’s just thrilling to “play” with the fear of the viewer.

My characters, the mood and the story that I draw comes mostly from my imagination.

Inspiration can come from different websites (for example: Artstation, pinterest,..) other artists, or videogames and movies.

One of my biggest dreams is to be able to work as a fulltime illustrator.