Alberto Quirantes aka Akirant was born in Madrid in 1970. Passionate for scifi illustration since he was a child, began drawing and taught herself to paint with airbrush in the mid-80’s and finally he graduate in graphic design.
He eventually left a career in advertising design and began to work again as an illustrator, collaborating with different publications, making mattepaintings for post-production studios and later as a licensed artist with LucasFilm, where his love for natural landscapes is very present in all his work. As passionate about scifi & comic, he was influenced by different artists such as Melvyn Grant, Syd Mead, Frank Frazzeta, Moebius or Derek Riggs.
In addition to his work with LucasFilm, Akirant has also worked for metal bands around the world, creating album covers for bands such Scelerata and Seiva Bruta (BR), Force Majeure (FIN), or Blaze Bayley (UK). Currently is working for Iron Maiden.