Ali­cia Vo­gel

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Reader Fxposé -

Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.ali­ci­avo­gel.com Email: asv@ali­ci­avo­gel.com 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.”

1

2

3

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.