Thomas Ehretsmann started out as a comic book artist in 1998, and then moved over to illustration for magazines. In 2009 he was lucky enough to learn from Norwegian master, Odd Nerdrum. He has an outstanding style, and what I admire most is the fact that his art is very much his own, as opposed to being overly influenced by Odd Nerdum. It’s quite often I see a student paint in a similar manner as the teacher, but not here. Thomas’ comic book and illustration background was no doubt a major contributor to the style he has now. Take a look at his blog or Behance profile for more work.