Nele Klumpe

ImagineFX - - FXposé -

Lo­ca­tion: Ger­many Web: www.nelek­lumpe.de Email: nele.klumpe@gmx.de Soft­ware: Pho­to­shop

Nele was fea­tured in FXPosé way back in 2008. Since then, a few well­cho­sen words of en­cour­age­ment from her peers have helped her hone her craft.

“I started study­ing de­sign,” she says. “Dur­ing that time my art skills were still pretty bad. I didn’t know how to im­prove un­til a few fel­low artists in­spired me to start work­ing harder.”

It’s clearly paid off. Nele is now em­ployed full-time as a de­signer but continues to il­lus­trate on a free­lance ba­sis, sketch­ing ev­ery day dur­ing her com­mute to work. Her am­bi­tion is earn a liv­ing draw­ing fan­tasy art.

1 The Jour­ney be­gins “This year I took James Paick’s en­vi­ron­ment de­sign class at CGMW. This was my fi­nal piece, in which I ap­plied ev­ery­thing I’d learned through­out the work­shop. It’s also the pre­quel to The Jour­ney’s End that I’d wanted to do for years.”

2 The Jour­ney’s End “I cre­ated this il­lus­tra­tion for a Con­cep­tArt.org Il­lus­tra­tion of the Week chal­lenge a few years ago. The theme was Jour­ney’s End. I spent the weekend be­fore the chal­lenge watch­ing The Lord of the Rings se­ries, which was a big in­flu­ence.”

3 Der Gott der Xo’Arta “A cover il­lus­tra­tion I did for a pen and paper ad­ven­ture that’s part of The Dark Eye RPG. In this case, the brief al­ready de­fined what I had to il­lus­trate and any sim­i­lar­i­ties to The Lord of the Rings are merely co­in­ci­den­tal.”

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