Location: Italy Web: www.saraforlenza.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Software: Photoshop, Painter
Sara was originally attracted to traditional media, particularly acrylics. But the Bergamo-based artist found she couldn’t express herself in the way she’d like. Inspired by artists such as Todd Lockwood and Matt Stawicki, she turned to digital painting.
Each stage of Sara’s artwork is created digitally – including sketches, for which she uses her Cintiq. The artist has developed a clean, sharp style redolent of the Blizzard illustrations that she finds so inspirational. Sara’s been working as a freelancer since 2006, finding clients in the likes of Paizo Publishing, Dena Studios and Armenia Editore.
1 Don’t Even Think About It
“I wanted to reinterpret the classic theme of the beauty and the beast in a sharp and ironic way. I worked a lot on the expression of the protagonist’s face, because I wanted it show her tough personality.”
2 Eros and Thanatos “I like to draw big bad demons, and I also like to draw female characters. So, I decided to play around with the contrast between these two figures, emphasising differences as much as possible.”
3 The Sa cred Fea ther “This is the cover for a fantasy book written by Matthias Graziani. I really like it when I have the opportunity to draw beautiful, strong women. But in this case, the female character also had to have a very sweet face.”
DIANA “My interpretation of the Roman goddess Diana. I didn’t want it to stay too true to the myth, but I did want to capture her wild characteristics.”