Tawny’s parents were extremely supportive of her art growing up. “I knew I wanted to do something with it,” she says. “But I had no idea how to translate my skills into something I would enjoy. There weren’t nearly as many resources for entertainment artists back then. So I set out to become a fantasy RPG artist.”
As an art school drop-out, having tried multiple degree plans at multiple schools, Tawny wouldn’t call herself self-taught, rather ‘community taught’. “I learned from workshops, tutorials, and YouTube videos put out there by other artists.”
She hopes to someday be able to give back to up and coming artists by teaching them a thing or two!
1 SAUDADE “This started as a study of a stock image on DeviantArt by Marcus J Ranum. I put a little of myself into it – saudade is a Portuguese word that describes a deep emotional sense of nostalgia or melancholy.”
2 GUN MERCHANT “Sometimes I like to be a little bit silly with serious subjects, and throw Easter eggs in an image. Like this guy’s Star Trek emblems and Sharpie pen. They’re hints that, while he looks like he’s from the past, he’s actually part of a dystopian future.”
3 GARRUCK “This was a Playmat commission for an avid Magic: The Gathering player. He wanted his favourite Planeswalker surrounded by fearsome beasts. I called on my mentor, Jon Schindehette, to help art direct me through this and I learned so much from it. Jon’s a great resource!”