Aaron Nakahara has been on my radar for quite some time already. His spit/speed paints have something wonderfully dark and his compositions never feel boring; no matter if it’s a static pose or full-on action move.
There’s some pretty grotesque designs in his portfolio (which I can totally dig), but his sword-including art, especially his character Rys getting ready to attack, are certainly my favorites within his collection. He also created a card game called Fields of Eleria. Check out his art station, or follow him on his twitter here: @cobaltplasma.