Posts Tagged ‘artist’

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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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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Interview with Scott McIntire, Part 2

This is the second in 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.   Please tell us a bit about your general work process I retired from doing any commercial artwork years ago so I could concentrate totally on my…

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Interview with Scott McIntire Part 1

This is the first in 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. Scott McIntire’s work is both instantly recognizable and endlessly intriguing. A striking blend of hyper-realist imagery and vivid patterning that invites the viewer to ask the inevitable…

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Pro Bono Work – A Cautionary Tale

This is something of a companion piece to my ramblings concerning Work For Hire, which is another trap that artists tend to fall into. This one concerns Pro Bono work, also known as “Working for free”. Now, I’m not going to tell you to never work for free, because there are plenty of projects that…

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