2016's "BEST OF" Cover artist is none other than Bangkok artist ImGuss Sith! The piece chosen for this years cover is from the upcoming Square Enix game NIER: Automata. This piece is special because Urban-Muse shared 2 painting sessions of ImGuss creating it LIVE! So that means over 100,000+ of you actually got the chance to see this painting created LIVE when you visited Urban-Muse. This make it's kind of special in the history of Urban-Muse, and frankly I think it's ImGuss Sith's best work to date and even rivals the official art released to promote this game.

If you would like to view the archived LIVE streams of it's creation. Here's PART 1 - SKETCH (CLICK), and PART 2 COLOR (CLICK).

Pretty cool eh?

 

2016 has been a phenomenal year for Urban-Muse! This time last year Urban-Muse had around 90,000 likes on Facebook. In 2016 we nearly TRIPLED our fanbase and are currently sitting at 233,000+ likes! Urban-Muse hit a milestone this year where it hit 1 Million impressions per week, it was first a excitiing milestone maybe one we couldn't hit again but now it's not uncommon for Urban-Muse to hit over 1 million screens a week. Urban-Muse is one of the fastest growing most viewed art pages on the internet, and it's all thanks to the wonderful artists and fans that support it. For that I am eternally grateful.

2016 has been a great year for art, so much amazing new art has been created this year but throughout this feature I had to go over the last years posts and analyze and find the absolute best of the best. As I looked through all the art certain trends kept popping up. Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad was HUGE this year, I have never seen so much art for one character come out before a movie has even been released.

 

2016 was also a great year for fanart from somewhat Indy feeling game "Life Is Strange" from Dontnod. Even though LIS finished it's last chapter over a year ago, it seems like it's finally starting to find it's fanbase and more and more people are getting a chance to play it because of word of mouth and great sales, it's not uncommon to find it for $5. Life is Strange is great, I love it, and it's represented heavily in this feature here.

 

But lastly.... OVERWATCH.... Overwatch basically owns the artworld right now, Overwatch is like the Harley Quinn Phenomenom x 20. Because theres over 20 amazing, likeable, and fun characters. If you think in your head right now about your favorite artist, chances are they have at one point done an Overwatch piece in the past year. There is so much great art based on these characters. But the top characters in Fanart these days are clearly Tracer, D.Va, Mercy, Widow Maker, and Mei. I love this game as well, I just wish I was better at it!


Urban-Muse has always had a strong connection with pop art, and pop culture, whether it be from TV shows, Movies, Books, or Games, I take pride in the content that Urban-Muse shares and I think 2016 was finally the year that a large part of the world started to take notice of the great content shared on Urban-Muse daily.

It's my goal to keep bringing stellar art to you in 2017 and beyond and hopefully soon reach the coveted 1 Million+ page likes milestone. With your help, with your shares, with your amazing creations, I know it's possible.

Keep making amazing art, keep enjoying your favorite geeky past times, and keep sharing Urban-Muse's posts and supporting the artists we highlight.

 

MAKE ART. PAINT THINGS. BE AWESOME.

- Curt Anderson
Founder and President
Urban-Muse.com

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Aleksei Vinogradov (avvart) - LINK (Click)

This piece by Avvart was the most liked image on Urban-Muse for much of 2016 with over 7,000 likes!

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Alex Sorsa - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Anna Marinova - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

ATEC Min Gyu Lee - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Audrey Kawasaki - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Aykut Aydoğdu - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Bianca Morelos - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Cindy - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Cuson Lo - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Va-lerie - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Darya Talipova - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Dave Keenan - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

 眠狼  - LINK (Click)

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Fernanda Suarez - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Fernanda Suarez - LINK (Click)

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Fernanda Suarez - LINK (Click)

 



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Guweiz - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Guweiz - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Hallie Elizabeth - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Hallie Elizabeth - LINK (Click)

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Hallie Elizabeth - LINK (Click)




 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Helice Wen - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Holepsi - LINK (Click)



 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Holepsi - LINK (Click)


Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Holepsi - LINK (Click)


 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ilya Kuvshinov - LINK (Click)




 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ilya Kuvshinov - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

ImGuss Sith - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

ImGuss Sith - LINK (Click)


Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Irakli Nadar Mercy (Overwatch) based on Cosplay Reference photo from Oshley Cosplay - LINK (Click)

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Irakli Nadar - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Irakli Nadar - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ivan 小红花 - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Jasmin Darnell - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Julia Thyrén - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Jungmin Jin (Dospi) - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

KadeArt - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kook Loon Tan - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Koyorin - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kraken Katz - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kyrie - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kyrie - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kyrie - LINK (Click)



 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kyrie - LINK (Click)

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Kyrie - LINK (Click)

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

JeeHyung Lee - LINK (Click)

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Lente Scura (2014 piece, but we only first posted it on Urban-Muse in 2016) - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Liam So - LINK (Click)

This comic is by Liam So, late one night he posted this comic on his personal page and I reshared it for fun. At over 5,000 shares it became the most heavily shared Urban-Muse post of 2016, it was the post that helped Urban-Muse reach 1 Million impressions in a single week for the first time (now more common). And it has gone viral all over the world even being translated into Russian. Nice Work Liam!

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Liang Xing - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mandy Jurgens - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mandy Jurgens - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Marcel Wissel - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mel Milton - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mel Milton - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mognemu - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mognemu - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mujiha - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Mujiha - LINK (Click)



 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Muju - LINK (Click)



Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Muju - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Nehaal Gonsalves - LINK (Click)



 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Nikita Gogolev - LINK (Click)



Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Patricio Gandara - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Peter Xiao - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Punzi Ella - LINK (Click)
As of posting this this piece had 9,800+ likes on our Facebook making it our most popular/liked image of 2016!!!


 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Qinni - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Qinni - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ramón Nuñez - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Rene Gorecki - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Rene Gorecki - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ricardo Rodrigues (Waveloop) - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Rocky Meng based on a drawing by Kim Jung Gz - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Rourou Wang - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ruby Suyeon Kim (Illustration of Ruby) - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ruby Suyeon Kim (Illustration of Ruby) - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ruby Suyeon Kim (Illustration of Ruby) - LINK (Click)


 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ruby Suyeon Kim (Illustration of Ruby) - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ruoxin Zhang- LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ruoxin Zhang - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ryan Tien - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Ryan Tien - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

S-Lpis - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Sabrina Miramon - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Sakimi Chan - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Samuel Youn - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Samuel Youn - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Samuel Youn - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

SNNN - LINK (Click)


 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Soey Milk - LINK (Click)


 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Soey Milk - LINK (Click)


 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Soey Milk - LINK (Click)



 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Tom Bagshaw - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Tom Bagshaw - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Vincent Vernacatola - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Viorie - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Wataboku - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Wataboku - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

WLOP - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Wojtek Fus - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Xa-Xa-Xa  - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Yanjun Cheng - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

YellowLemonCat - LINK (Click)
At 9,500+ likes on our Facebook this was briefly the most liked image on Urban-Muse for 2016!


 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Yinxuan Li Dezarmenien  - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Yizheng Ke - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Yonglin Yao - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Yu-Han - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Yuumei - LINK (Click)



 

Urban-Muse Best of 2016 Featured Artist

Zeronis - LINK (Click)

 


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