Mod­ern fan­tasy

Meet 10 in­spir­ing new mas­ters of fan­tasy il­lus­tra­tion, in­clud­ing Tran Nguyen, Donglu Yu, Jana Schirmer, Miles John­ston and more.

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When you start out on your art jour­ney it can be a daunt­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Can you ever be orig­i­nal? Will your work stand out in the crowd? Will the com­mu­nity ac­cept your art and your po­ten­tial? These are all ques­tions that bounce around the heads of artists as they post for the first time on their online gallery.

But as we dis­cover, this ques­tion­ing is only nat­u­ral. As the 10 artists pre­sented here tes­tify, the fan­tasy art com­mu­nity is a friendly and wel­com­ing place that’s open to new ideas and ready to of­fer a help­ing hand to new artists.

These 10 artists have, over time, cre­ated port­fo­lios of amaz­ing im­agery that never fails to grab your at­ten­tion and makes you want to pick up the Wa­com and start paint­ing. While their pro­cesses and styles vary, they all share com­mon goals: to be­come bet­ter, experiment and progress their art.

On the ques­tion of style, this is some­thing all artists say is de­fined over time. Some heav­ily pur­sue the idea of cre­at­ing a new vis­ual lan­guage; oth­ers say they fell into a style of method by fo­cus­ing on things they love. What­ever your process, abil­ity and in­volve­ment in the wider fan­tasy art com­mu­nity, the 10 artists we meet here have in­spi­ra­tional ex­pe­ri­ences and art to share. They prove that with hard work, cre­ativ­ity and sup­port from the wider art com­mu­nity, any­thing is pos­si­ble.

Con­tents

41 Ruan Jia 42 Tran Nguyen 44 Donglu Yu 46 Wylie Beck­ert 48 Miles John­ston 49 Jana Schirmer 50 Rafael Sar­mento 52 Ross Tran 54 Tom Bagshaw 56 Jeff Simp­son

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