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Hi guys,

I'm pretty psyched at work at the moment cos i'm getting to work on lots of awesome fantasy art books. Recently we finished John Howe's (of Lord of the Rings fame) latest book, Fantasy Drawing Workshop, which is a really ace book about John's sketching process, and also polished off Jon Hodgson's book Fantasy Art for Beginners. FAfB is really good because it's aimed at beginners (like me!) but also actually works - some of these books say they are for beginners but don't really work out... this one really does. BUT that's not to say the art is bad or basic, it's actually really good, really effective. I'm deffo going to start using the step-by-steps to help me learn how to do arty stuff (i apologise to the author in advance, for my blasphemous attempts!!)

More in the pipeline tho, i'm going to be working on Alan Lathwell's Warriors and Heroes, which is going to be really great, with awesome art, and might be working on Finlay Cowan's book Fantasy Characters. I'll keep you advised of excitingness later, and will post links when the books are available!

Squeee!! ;)

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Jamie
United Kingdom
I'm an Editor in book publishing and i work on lots of fantasy art titles with authors like John Howe, Gary Tonge, Finlay Cowan, Alan Lathwell, Scott Purdy, Jon Hodgson, and others... it's very cool and it's inspired me to take up fantasy art!

Only problem is - i can't draw or paint! To overcome this i will be using ArtRage and Photoshop with a wacom.. i'm good with computers and i 'get' these programs pretty well.

We'll see how i do! ;)

Current Residence: Plymouth
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findmycolor Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I love your work- I hope you dont mind, i must get that tattoo too.
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Aha, I knew I recognized your gallery when I followed the link from Stacy's Twitter link!
The tattoo is great Jamie, cool work :)
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firedownbelow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Hey, cheers Scott! Yeah, i guess working on all the fantasy art books at D&C has given me the bug...

But now i have famous artists like you looking at my dodgy efforts - eekz!! ;)
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Digital Artist
Me famous? That'll be the day!

It must be pretty cool working at D&C, I wonder if they'd give me a full time job painting stuffs?! lol
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motterhorn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hey thanks for the :+devwatch:
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