I have been interviewing women who work in Fantasy Illustration about their lives, art and careers. It’s a goldmine of knowledge and advice both for working artists and also for aspiring illustrators and artists.
There are currently 17 different interviews, so get reading and enjoy!
You can find all of the interviews here: http://kirileonard.com/tag/women-in-fantasy-illustration/
More good stuff to read from Kiri Leonard, and of course the interviewees.
Putting these here to remind myself that I CAN draw dang it!!
COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
I hit an unexpected bump with the rent and bills, so I’m opening up commissions again! it will help me not get rusty as well. If you would like a badass beastie like these (these have been some of my fav commissions) then hit me up! prices vary from 35USD to 20USD depending on detail, and I can add extra figures at a discount, glyph icons/avatars are at 10USD, and if you’d like a tattoo commission we can discuss pricing.
My first commissioners get a cheaper rate because I have some bills coming up!
please signal boost if you can!
Commissions still open!
If you’d like to help but can’t take a commission you can donate using the button at the top of my blog or via paypal to the email email@example.com, even $1 helps, and if you decide to donate more I can draw you something to say thanks!
Hey guys! Thought It would be neat to do a process post on my ‘Vasilisa Encounters the White Horseman’ piece, since I documented the painting process in more detail than normal. Please forgive the crappy photobooth image quality.
All in all, it took about a month to complete from thumbnail phase to final. It was a lot of trial and error, and I learned a lot in painting this image.
In case you’re interested, prints of the image are available here: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/laurabifano/
"Downtime" - Another piece for my Imagined Realms project on kickstarter.
This originally was just the woman and the dragon, but a few months back my orange tabby cat Cody passed away, and I wanted to include him in one of the pieces. Cody was a very sweet kitty, my little sunshine boy. (The other cat is Max, my snowshoe Siamese; we got him last year and he is very happy, although his crossed eyes tend to make him look bewildered most of the time).
Edit: Also, one of the stretch goals for my kickstarter is a video download that shows how this piece was made. :)