Michelle Pa­padopou­los

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Fxposé | Traditional Art -

Lo­ca­tion: Canada Web: www.michellepa­padopou­los.com Email: artofmichellep@gmail.com me­dia: Graphite, ink, water­colour on pa­per

Hav­ing worked as an artist in the gam­ing in­dus­try for over 10 years, Michelle be­came in­ter­ested in il­lus­tra­tion four years ago. “I went through a seven-year gap where I didn’t draw or paint very much, so I started to re­learn the ba­sics,” she says.

Find­ing in­spi­ra­tion in fairy tales, myths, fan­tasy films and na­ture, there are many artists who have in­flu­enced her style, in­clud­ing Mucha, Arthur Rack­ham, Klimt, Water­house and con­tem­po­raries such as Iain McCaig, Charles Vess and Re­becca Guay.

“I love line art with washes a lot, but I also like more ren­dered paint­ings,” she says. “I want to find a bal­ance be­tween the two. I’m still try­ing to fig­ure out my ‘artis­tic voice’, but I have a much clearer un­der­stand­ing of what I want to do than I did a few years ago.”

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