About The Lurkers

The Lurkers is a story that explores the classic struggle of good versus evil and the coming of age decision we face as to which path to follow in life. Evil is ever-present in our world and represented by the dark spirits known as Lurkers. The story touches on the choices we make, the consequences of our decisions, human perception, and ultimately—the overcoming power of good.

The illustrations were digitally hand-drawn on a drawing tablet and finalized in photoshop. Each illustration consists of approximately ~10,000 brush strokes on 100 different layers. Every piece was carefully crafted and plays an important role in the telling of the larger story.

About the Author

Laura El is a digital illustrator from New York City known for her unique line work and storytelling abilities. Laura launched her own business as a full-time artist in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. Her artwork has been featured in renowned publications, including Forbes, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart, and Cosmopolitan.

The Lurkers, her first published book, was recommended as a “Book to Read” by Fox News in the fall of 2022. As of 2023, Laura’s work has been sold at leading auction houses (Sotheby’s and Christie’s) and exhibited worldwide: from billboards in Times Square, NY, to Hong Kong. To follow along on Laura’s journey, find her on Instagram and Twitter (@iamlaurael).

Where to Purchase?

You can own a piece of The Lurkers by purchasing an original NFT here. If the piece you are interested in is not listed for sale, you can make an offer via the marketplace. To purchase a physical copy of The Lurkers book, visit our book page. Be the first to know about any future releases by signing up for our email list from the site footer below!

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