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1 Hour Mentorship - Matthew Warlick - 1FW 251

Matthew Warlick is a Dallas-based artist and designer. Over the past 18 years he has worked with some of the world’s top agencies, software developers, and brands to bring creative projects to life. He is a creative Swiss Army Knife: a visual & graphic designer, a user experience & interface designer, illustrator, comic book artist, and all-around creative thinker & problem solver. Clients and brands he has worked with include: Frito Lay, Jack Daniel’s, NORML, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Acura, PetSmart, Jack in The Box, The Texas Tourism Department and Marvel Comics. His artwork has appeared in books From Red 5 Comics, Image Comics and The Marvel Masterpiece and Topps Star Wars Trading Card Series.

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1 Hour Mentorship - Ryan Friant - 1FW 250 - Figure Sculptor

Ryan Friant has been drawing and doodling ever since he could hold a pencil. He was inspired by fantasy art, mythology and fairytales, Brian Froud and his work with Jim Henson on films like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, and stop-motion animation. When he started hand-making polymer clay art dolls and pulling in all of these early influences that have stuck with him, he realized that he could make my sketches come to life, feel more like a complete reality than he ever could with two-dimensional art.

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Gavin Gray Valentine - 1FW 249 - How to Ace Art Conventions!

Gavin's story is one of a young boy with a great imagination. He grew up fighting invisible monsters with a broomstick for a sword and now brings those monsters to life. Growing up his ragtag group of action figures often went on quests in the unknown lands of his backyard. Him and his friends would come up with new levels and characters for their favorite video games and dream of what it would be like to play them. In high school, he began creating his own worlds to use while role-playing at the dinner table. Since then he has been working tirelessly on his art. He learns something new every day and he has made lots of new friends along the way

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Artist Mentorship - Annabelle Lewis #12 Ft. Sam Guay

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.

See more: http://www.annabellelewis.com

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Artist Mentorship - Justin Donaldson #11 - Ft. Ron Lemen

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 #10 Ft. Vonnart

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.

See more: http://www.annabellelewis.com

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Artist Mentorship - Justin Donaldson #09 - Ft. Sean Andrew Murray - How to make Evocative Art

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 #08 - Designing Pins

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.

See more: http://www.annabellelewis.com

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Artist Mentorship - Justin Donaldson #07 - Convention Tips for Artists

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 #06

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.

See more: http://www.annabellelewis.com

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Artist Mentorship - Justin Donaldson #05

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 #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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