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The Travels of Icarus

The Adoration of Diana by Herb Leonhard

This monologue was pulled from the vault and is now getting a new lease on life. What began as a single self-contained painting soon became an epic voyage of self discovery as each successive image flowed out of the preceding one and became a sort of metaphorical narrative firmly grounded in Jung’s idea of psychological…

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Homage to Homages

Dragon Cliff

Having been a professional artist for at least 30 years and a lover of many different forms and genres of art for longer than that it’s no surprise that these various forms of inspiration would creep into my own work from time to time. Well, okay, maybe pretty much all the time, often subconsciously but also…

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Heather Hudson Interview Part 3

This is the conclusion of a three-part interview with artist Heather Hudson. Tell us a little about working in the gaming industry. Things have changed in the tabletop fantasy game industry since I started illustrating for it back in the 90s, and I can’t say I’ve been very active there for the last few years, so…

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Heather Hudson Interview Part 2

This is the second of a three-part interview with artist Heather Hudson. The feature in its entirety can be seen throughout the month of March via the Featured Artist link.  © Heather Hudson Please tell us a bit about your general work process. I’ve been thinking about that a bit recently as I make the transition from…

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Heather Hudson Interview Part 1

This is the first of a three-part interview with artist Heather Hudson. The feature in its entirety can be seen throughout the month of March via the Featured Artist link.  © Heather Hudson Heather Hudson’s art is a delightfully surreal blend of the beautiful and the beastly, a world where fairies inhabit the light and Cthulhu…

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February – Looking Back and Leaning Forward

I’ve never been a big fan of the month of February, stuck in that no-man’s land between crystal midwinter and the greening of spring. I think that they probably just put Valentine’s Day in there as a distraction to give people something fun to do that involves chocolate. This year however there was quite a…

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Adventures in Dragon Making, Part 3

My first two experiences with these three-dimensional dragons was so much fun that I wanted to take the process another step forward. I was inspired while wandering a convention and seeing all of the wonderful costumes and props that were all around me, and since my experiences with Worbla began as specifically cosplay-related material it…

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Adventures in Dragon Making, Part 2

The results of my first attempt at sculpting dragons were encouraging enough and fun enough that I thought I’d have another go at it. My second foray into the world of dragon-making was based on this image, which I’d painted a while before: Incidentally, this image was originally inspired by a photo that was taken…

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Dragon Making, Part 1

Reading-Dragon

Having done a number of cosplay-realted projects with a material called Worbla, I wanted to try making a straight sculpture with it. Worbla is a material that comes in sheets and when heated becomes sticky and plyable, like modeling clay, then becomes strong and hard when it cools down. Earlier in the year I had…

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Interview with Scott McIntire, Part 3

This is the conclusion of a three-part feature. The interview in its entirety can be found throughout the month of November in the Featured Artist link to the right. What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you started? The importance of a GOOD gallery connection, one that will help you grow your career.…

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