Sam Wolfe Connelly’s Twitter says “I rob graves and draw the treasure I find” — and that may be the very best description of his fantastically macabre illustrations. Each has a dark and blurred atmosphere to its execution, a foggy essence that like a good storybook, only reveals its hidden secrets upon closer inspection. Connelly’s subjects are ghosts, death, eerie creatures, the unknown: all rendered in his highly polished graphite to digital style.
Not surprisingly, this young New York based artist has seen his work featured in a number of galleries nation wide, while also featuring in or on a number of high profile publications and books. Some of his notable clients include Playboy Magazine, Hasbro, Bitch Magazine and Coheed & Cambria. The illustration above is gracing the cover of Hitchers by Will McIntosh.