Ghanaian-born, California based DarkMythst (aka Kwame Michael) tells a story of myths, tales and fantasy. The self-taught Afrofuturist/Cosmic artist has been honing his skills in both illustration and 3D render, since the beginning of the pandemic. Several years prior, his skills landed him work as a visual effects artists on a number of Marvel and DC films and more. Through his contributions he would gain inspiration from the work that went behind building compelling scenes and effects.
In his work, DarkMythst sculpts and creates characters, animals and environments to bridge a story between African cultures, mythology and science fiction. He explains that he brings royalty and appeal to his Afrocentric characters, being influenced by memories of his grandpa, who was an Ashanti chief and finds the importance of shedding a vibrant light on afro-culture. He utilizes up to 7 softwares in design and uses his concepts to explore techniques new to him as he continues his search for his ‘Light’. DarkMythst, hopes to contribute in popularizing afrofuturism, afrocyberpunk and afrocosmic art through his work and legacy.