Venus Bambisa is a freelance illustrator, concept artist, graphic designer and motion graphic animator from South Africa. Her character designs are from another planet and include some of the coolest elements of sci-fi and fantasy. You can see her influence on Kolanut Productions’ Red Origins comic on which she was tasked with character designs, illustrations and pitch bibles.

Her Instagram bio says she tries to create things that she feels are cool and boy are they cool.


Mad Monk Asabi
Mad Monk Asabi, Venus’ entry for the Art War challenge.
Ancestral Embodiment
Afro Punk Warrior by Venus Bambisa
Afro Punk Warrior by Venus Bambisa
Afro Punk Pop Art
Afro Punk Pop Art
God of Wrath by Venus Bambisa
God of Wrath
Sun Wukong, monkey king illustration by Venus Mangaka
Monkey King Sun Wukong,
Garnet (Steven Universe) fan art by Venus Bambisa
Garnet from Steven Universe fan art by Venus Bambisa
Legendary God Hunters
Legendary God Hunters
Witch of the Mountain by Venus Bambisa
Witch of the Mountain by Venus Bambisa
Titan Tinshi by Venus Bambisa
Tinshi character by Venus Bambisa
                Motion Graphic Venus did for Breeze Website Designs 10th anniversary in 2016.

See more of Venus Bambisa’s work on ArtStation, DeviantArt and Behance. Give her a follow on Instagram for regular updates.

Bahari Blue curated by Squid Mag's Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare
Bahari Blue Series

Bahari Blue is Squid Mag’s Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare’s and illustrator Bolaji “Art Nerd X” Olaloye’s scrapbook of favourite African (including the diaspora sometimes) artists they love, are inspired by and believe the whole world needs to know about.