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Artist Mentorship - Annabelle Lewis #04

Annabelle is best known for weaving monochromatic palettes with gold leaf to illustrate a smorgasbord of interests: nature, history, mythology, and the occult. Each piece has a story to tell and is meant to pull the viewer into a mysterious world full of macabre creatures and beautiful - but fearsome - goddesses. She is based in Austin, TX, where you're most likely to find her chasing after snakes and lizards or foraging for interesting bones.

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Artist Mentorship - Justin Donaldson #03

Justin Donaldson is a freelance fantasy and science fiction illustrator by day and also by night. Sleep, what sleep? No seriously, he has two kids under 3 so sleep is a dream... Good sleep, doubly so. He does a lot of work in book covers and world building for independent authors, and in his time off he builds the world of “the Unforgotten Forest”, a fantasy about what it means to grow up find yourself.

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Artist Mentorship - Annabelle Lewis #02

Annabelle is best known for weaving monochromatic palettes with gold leaf to illustrate a smorgasbord of interests: nature, history, mythology, and the occult. Each piece has a story to tell and is meant to pull the viewer into a mysterious world full of macabre creatures and beautiful - but fearsome - goddesses. She is based in Austin, TX, where you're most likely to find her chasing after snakes and lizards or foraging for interesting bones.

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Artist Mentorship - Justin Donaldson #01

Justin Donaldson is a freelance fantasy and science fiction illustrator by day and also by night. Sleep, what sleep? No seriously, he has two kids under 3 so sleep is a dream... Good sleep, doubly so. He does a lot of work in book covers and world building for independent authors, and in his time off he builds the world of “the Unforgotten Forest”, a fantasy about what it means to grow up find yourself.

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Jason Porath - 1FW 248

In a past life, Jason Porath worked as an animator at DreamWorks Animation on productions such as Kung Fu Panda 2, The Croods and How to Train Your Dragon 2. He left in 2014 to start Rejected Princesses, a blog featuring the illustrated stories of history’s boldest unsung women - which has since become two volumes of books (so far!) put out by HarperCollins. He has short thumbs, soft hair, and a weird sense of humor. I think you’d like him.

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Devin Elle Kurtz - 1FW 247

Devin is a digital illustrator and concept artist working mainly in Photoshop CC. Her focus is on fantasy creatures and world-building. She currently works full-time as a BG painter for Rough Draft Studios, and spends nights and weekends on her personal projects and independent business.

Find her work here: http://www.devinellekurtz.com/

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Holiday Special - One Fantastic Week - 1FW 245

On this week's episode, we are bringing on the entire One Fantastic Week Staff for a Holiday Special! 

Tawny Fritz: https://tawnyfritz.com
Allen Panakal: https://ancientones.net/
Melissa Gay: https://Melissagay.com
Gavin Valentine: https://ggvart.com
Kiri Leonard: https://kirileonard.com and https://youtube.com/c/KiriLeonard

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Jon Sideriadis - Astromythos - 1FW 244

Jon has been an active freelance illustrator, author, and adjunct professor for fifteen years. His specialty is mythological art and storytelling. He teaches Intro to Illustration, Illustration I, Concept Art, World Building, and Digital Painting at Lyme Academy. His work has been published in film, television, video games, novels, comics, album art, board games, and trading cards. His work is displayed in solo and group shows throughout the country, he is represented by Haven Gallery in New York, and he is internationally acclaimed in the illustration field. He is often invited as a Guest of Honor to illustration conventions and exhibits work with the finest fantasy and science fiction illustrators in the business.

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Chris Casciano - Painting Knights - The Iron Cast - 1FW 243

The Iron Cast is a series of paintings created by medieval fantasy artist Chris Casciano. Inspired by his annual trips to local Renaissance Festivals, Chris seeks to re-imagine medieval knights with both a realistic and abstract approach. 

A huge source of inspiration for Chris's paintings comes from jousting troupe, New Riders of the Golden Age. Pay them a visit at a Renaissance Faire near you or visit their website: www.warhorse.com

See Chris' work: https://www.theironcast.com

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John Picacio - The Mexicanx Initiative - 1FW 240

John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror publishing over the last two decades. He has created popular artwork for clients such as Penguin Random House, Tor, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Subterranean Press, Pyr, Baen Books, Dark Horse Comics, and many more. He illustrated the best-selling 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, and has created iconic art for the Star Trek and X-Men franchises. His body of work features major cover illustrations for authors such as Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Brenda Cooper, James Dashner, Frederik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Mark Chadbourn, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree, Jr., Lauren Beukes, Jeffrey Ford, Joe R. Lansdale, and many, many more.

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Matt Rhodes - Creator of Tellurion & Art Director of Bioware - 1FW 239

Today we're thrilled to talk to Matt Rhodes, Art Director of Bioware and Creator of the wonderful story Tellurion. Since 2004 Matt Rhodes has worked as a concept artist on Jade Empire, the Mass Effect trilogy, and the Dragon Age series. In his spare time, he works on his wonderful and beautifully illustrated personal project called Tellurion, which is an attempt to tell a story entirely through visuals. Check out Tellurion here: https://tellurion.ca/

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Bobby Chiu - Art, Career & Schoolism - 1FW 237

Bobby’s art career started at the age of two with a box of crayons and his family’s white living room walls. He got his first professional art job at the age of seventeen, designing Disney, Warner Bros., and Star Wars toys. Bobby has since won a number of awards for his creative work, including an Emmy. He presently works in concept and character design, teaches digital painting online at Schoolism.com, publishes art books, and works on other top secret projects that we’re not allowed to talk about.

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Fantasy Artists of Color: Representation and Imaginative Realism - 1FW 236

In this week's episode, we're sitting down with Priscilla Kim, Mia Araujo, Eric Wilkerson and Allen Panakal to talk about their artistic experiences!

Check out their gorgeous artwork here:
Eric Wilkerson: http://ericwilkersonart.com/
Priscilla Kim: http://www.priscilla-kim.com/
Mia Araujo: http://art-by-mia.com/
Allen Panakal: http://www.allenpanakal.com/
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