El­iz­a­beth Leggett

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.arch­way­por­tico.com Email: arch­way­por­tico1@gmail.com MEDIA: Pho­to­shop El­iz­a­beth is a cur­rent Hugo Award nom­i­nee and free­lance il­lus­tra­tor liv­ing in New Mexico. With nu­mer­ous publi­ca­tions un­der her belt, she com­pleted a full 78 card tarot desk in 2013.

El­iz­a­beth finds her in­spi­ra­tion through the nov­els and short sto­ries she il­lus­trates. When paint­ing for her­self, she makes a bee­line for clas­sic science fic­tion and fan­tasy writ­ing, with her go-to writ­ers be­ing Neil Gaiman and Ray Brad­bury. She is also deeply (pun not in­tended) drawn to wa­ter themes.

“My hus­band and I en­joy table­top role-play­ing games,” she says, “fos­ter­ing kit­tens and dream­ing about how we would spend our lottery money if we ever won!” 1 Glashtyn Shanty “SJ Tucker wrote a haunting song inspired by the glashtyn leg­end and I wanted to play with icy, slushy marsh wa­ter. The dark trees, cold wa­ter and brown reeds needed to be as much a player in this story as the girl and the glashtyn.” 2 The Drown­ing “A spe­cial pro­ject was needed to help pay for my daugh­ter to travel around Europe with an or­ches­tra. I con­tacted mu­si­cian SJ Tucker and she told me 12 songs she thought would be beau­ti­ful to il­lus­trate. The Drown­ing was one of them.” 3 Prick of Mad­ness “I’m do­ing 12 Shake­spearean pieces. Lady Mac­beth is such a com­plex char­ac­ter. I chose to have her carry her crown rather than wear it, to con­vey the weight of her guilt over her de­sire for power.” 4 Pa­rade In Light “I’ve rarely worked with mod­ern back­ground set­tings, but was told it was some­thing of­ten re­quested by art di­rec­tors. I’ve al­ways won­dered what would’ve hap­pened if Wendy had taken over from Peter Pan. What would the edge of her Nev­er­land look like?”

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