Char Reed

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Issue 137 August 2016 - Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.CharReed.com Email: char.reed@gmail.com ME DIA: Pho­to­shop, Manga Stu­dio and mixed me­dia

“I think ev­ery­one draws as a kid, but a lot of peo­ple stop, whereas I never put the crayon down,” says Char. A pas­sion for draw­ing fan­tasy an­i­mals and crea­tures means that the artist tries to blend wildlife art with car­i­ca­ture in her pieces.

“The goal for my art is to get peo­ple to smile and laugh, as well as view na­ture as some­thing to be ad­mired,” she re­veals. Hav­ing worked in dig­i­tal me­dia for years, Char is once again be­gin­ning to ex­per­i­ment with some tra­di­tional tech­niques, favour­ing oils.

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Fairy Steed “A story from Welsh lore is that of the corgi be­ing the cov­eted steed of the fairy peo­ple. I like cre­at­ing hu­mour in my art by jux­ta­pos­ing the se­ri­ous with the silly­and you don’t get much sil­lier than cor­gis!” 2 Grabby Hands “I cre­ated this piece to see how far I could push re­al­is­tic photo tex­tures in my art while still keep­ing the car­i­ca­ture and silli­ness that I en­joy in crea­ture art.”

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k’Ar nog the Hors e Lord “This piece was a chal­lenge for me, push­ing every­thing I knew about per­spec­tive, char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment, ac­tion, sil­hou­ette and colour the­ory. I want to thank my friends who helped cri­tique this piece to make it bet­ter!”

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