Cryptopop Art Guild Artist Highlight – Simon Peñaroyo

    July 30, 2022

    Simoun has a unique gift for painting portraits, and for letting his artistic spirit motivate him.

    Without further ado, our next Artist Highlight for KOGs x CPAG.

    What's your name?

    Simoun Peñaroyo

    SimounWhere are you from?

    San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

    What piece or pieces did you create? What's the story behind each one?

    Meta of Leonardo

    This is Leonardo da Vinci in his artwork, Salvator Mundi which is the most expensive painting today. I chose Salvator Mundi as my reference not because of its price, but because every time I see this painting on the internet it seems that this painting has a powerful spirit and that’s what I want to put in this artwork; I hope I did. Originally it is Jesus holding the crystal orb in the original painting, but I replaced and put da Vinci. This is the meta featuring the artist in his artwork through my composition. I want to emphasize in this artwork the power of art promoted by the most known artist in history. The relativity of art and technology that which we have now. It is the modern art inside the old classic painting empowered through a new approach which is digital art.

    Frightened Night

    How did you start in digital art?

    I just started last 2020, meaning I’m a newbie in digital art. Most of my artworks are traditional on paper and canvas before. When the pandemic began, I invested in getting a good desktop computer for my online class, and I thought of using that to enter the world of digital art. Nowadays, popular artworks are digital, especially on social media. I learned how to use photoshop and produce digital paintings like painting those villains from DC (comics). I often tried painting with my finger on my phone using the sketchbook app, but because I have a PC now, I’m encouraged to buy a graphic tablet. It's a strange feeling to use a pen tab for the first time. As days go by, I’m getting more into it, and that’s how I started my digital art journey.

    Describe your art style in one word: 


    What do you think are the most important characteristics of your art? 

    My artwork has a strange spirit you’ll feel when you look at it.

    What was it like working on KOGs? 

    I am overwhelmed that there is a guild like CPAG that wants to help artists in the Philippines, thanks to sir Luis. To work with KOGs is a great privilege.

    Where can we see your other works?

    I have some on my Instagram: mon_psy04, Twitter: @SimounPenaroyo, Facebook:

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