Location: Germany Web: www.neleklumpe.de Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”