Alexan­der Gustafson

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.il­lus­trat­ed­pix­els.com Email: alex@il­lus­trat­ed­pix­els.com ME­DIA: Photoshop, Painter, Sketch­Book Alexan­der grew up in the icy moun­tains of Ver­mont, where he en­joyed draw­ing sto­ries and play­ing D&D to ward off the cold. “I also spent hours in those for­ma­tive years ad­mir­ing the works of mod­ern masters like Todd Lock­wood, Chris Van Alls­burg, James Gur­ney, and Brom,” he re­veals.

All of this com­pelled Alexan­der to seek out a ca­reer in fan­tasy il­lus­tra­tion, where he has the free­dom to cre­ate worlds and tell sto­ries with pic­tures.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Sa­van­nah Col­lege of Art and De­sign in 2008 with a masters de­gree in il­lus­tra­tion, Alexan­der con­tin­ues to pur­sue his pas­sion for sci-fi, fan­tasy and steam­punk art in the rainy, yet thank­fully warmer climes of Seat­tle.

1 Hunter of the Winds “This was a lot of fun to paint. I was in­spired by the Mon­go­lian ea­gle hun­ters. Griffins have al­ways been a favourite fan­tasy beast of mine.”

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2 The Liv­ing Core “This im­age was done for Todd Lock­wood’s 2015 fall SmArt School class. Sci-fi has al­ways been a huge part of my life ever since see­ing Star Wars as a child. This im­age is about a woman who’s been in­te­grated into the ship’s con­trol core.”

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