Location: US Web: www.aliciavogel.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA : Manga Studio EX, Photoshop
Growing up in an artistic family, aspiring to the works of classic illustrators such as NC Wyeth and JC Leyendecker, Alicia now works as a freelance illustrator based in Texas. Her studies included sculpture and digital art, and her passion is strong narratives. “I love portraying everything between an action-packed adventure to a simple evocative visual. The more fantastic, the better,” she says.
Alicia also inserts a graphic sensibility, and a love of line art: “Comics are a big love and influence, particularly Hugo Pratt and Sergio Toppi.” 1 Legend of Sleepy Holl ow “Hollow has everything enjoyable to paint: high-contrast, action, horses and gothic imagery. There was quite a bit of historical research behind the piece, such as the Hessian uniform and the early 1800s clothing. After that, it was a just a matter of the colour palette pulling the mood together.”
2 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court “Internet rabbittrailing, I happened upon the Wikipedia summary for Mark Twain’s novel. It mentioned a scene of the 19th century American hero having to pull out his guns and handle an army of armoured knights. Why has this never been on the cover? Who wouldn’t want to read that?”
3 Medusozoa “I had in mind a different kind of mermaid with this portfolio piece. I could picture her clearly, with a tendrilled human body emerging from a jellyfish bell. She languidly floats following her head along the bottom of the coral reef, with fish weaving in and out at their peril.”