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    Jeff Miracola Fantasy Art - Update - Prowling Alien painting

    Here is some of my fantasy art. The black and white drawings are all brush & ink. The painting is done with oils. I posted the painting in an earlier thread, but I'm going to try and consolidate all of my fantasy art in this one thread now. It's easier to update.

    Here is a video of me working on one of my brush & ink drawings:

    Brush & Ink drawing by fantasy artist Jeff Miracola - YouTube

    Hope you enjoy.

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    This is great stuff. Needs to be bumped.

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    Here are some more brush & ink drawings. These are just a few of the drawings that I am putting into a book that collects many of my personal drawings and sketches from many of my fantasy gaming projects for Magic: the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Judge Dredd, Shadowrun, Dungeons & Dragons and more. The book will be available at Gen Con August 4-7 and Chicago Comic Con August 11-14.

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    Hi Jeff - In a odd way, your name has popped up amongst friends of mine a bunch of times now. I work at Laughlin Constable with Dennis J. I also was taught by Jim Wiemer in college and know quite a few of the ID designers out at DCI. In short, I'm not stalking you, it's just a small world When I saw you had a new thread started, I had to say hello.

    Anyway, I've been digging your work for awhile now, and love these new additions. They have a "woodcut" sense about them, just on the pure intricacy of the line work. Fantastic characters too, as always. Do you do any thumb nailing to figure out composition before you begin one of these? Would love to know more about your process.

    Being an aspiring illustrator/concept artist myself, would you have any tips for a guy trying to break into the business? I'm starting to work with Fantasy Flight games currently, but would love to gain some more traction. If you would be so kind, please take a look at my sketchbook link, if you have the time.

    Again, great, great stuff. Cheers!

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    Hey Chris,

    Wow, it is a small world. I've been meaning to hook up with Dennis again just to get lunch together one of these days. You should join us. Maybe Dennis can bring you over to my house as well. That way, you can take a look at my artwork in person and we can talk process, which is always fun. I can also talk to you about breaking into the business and all that stuff, which is too much to list out here.

    For some drawings I do thumbnails, others I don't. I don't have a set process for that. For client work I always do sketches and thumbnails, but for personal work I sometimes just jump right in and see where it takes me.

    I took a look at your sketchbook and am really digging it. You've got some incredible work there. I'm most curious to see how that oil painting is going to tun out.

    I'll call Dennis and tell him we should all get together. Maybe this week?

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    The painting is pretty awesome. And done with actual oils, makes it really impressive!

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    That would be awesome! Any opportunity to get a closer look at your work/insight would be greatly appreciated on my part. I'm open to this week, or whenever works for you. I see Dennis multiple times per day, so I'm sure he'll mention it to me after you guy's get a chance to chat.

    I'm glad you mentioned the piece in oil in particular. It's a beautiful medium to work with, and is an epic journey every time. There can be so many happy surprises along the way when your working with oil. I'd like to paint in it more often, but really need to get a dedicated space for it set up. I painted that out of my apartment, having to pack up all of my gear at the end of each session, which was really a challenge, but tons of fun to do regardless.

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    Nice brush skills, in both ink and oils.
    Very nice work.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    My Mermaid painting made it into Spectrum 19. The painting is 21"x24" oil on wood panel. I've included a few progress photos, too.

    My book, Monstrosity - A Book of Drawings, is now available. You can learn about it here: http://www.jeffmiracola.com/books_an...s/monstrosity/

    Also, I'll be at Spectrum Fantastic Live In Kansas City, MO May 18-20. So if you're there, stop by to say hello.

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    Grats on Spectrum! The piece is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyox View Post
    Grats on Spectrum! The piece is beautiful.
    Thanks Coyox. Much appreciated.

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    Likin' your stuff. I used to live in Milwaukee and had students intern at Laughlin Constable so I did a double take when that came up above. Congrats on Spectrum I love getting stuff in there. Hope we get a chance to meet at Live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarman View Post
    Likin' your stuff. I used to live in Milwaukee and had students intern at Laughlin Constable so I did a double take when that came up above. Congrats on Spectrum I love getting stuff in there. Hope we get a chance to meet at Live.
    Hey Bill - I totally dig your work as well. I also hope we get a chance to meet up at Spectrum Live. That's gonna be one insane event.

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    Hey Jeff,

    Cool stuff. I'll be exhibiting at spectrum live too. I'll look for ya. Look forward to seeing your originals. I hope it has a good turnout. What's your booth #?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric UNSL View Post
    Hey Jeff,

    Cool stuff. I'll be exhibiting at spectrum live too. I'll look for ya. Look forward to seeing your originals. I hope it has a good turnout. What's your booth #?
    Eric,

    Sweetness, I look forward to meeting you. I'll be in booth #921. It's a corner booth. I'm sure the turnout is going to be amazing.

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    Here is a link to a time-lapse video of me creating this custom playmat drawing of a Sliver from Magic: the Gathering.

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    Here's a brush & ink drawing I did during a convention recently. Always fun to draw the undead!

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    Love seeing working shots of artwork.
    Those oils are damn sexy.

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    Wow! Nice work! I work in mostly ink, so I'm partial more to the ink work, but it's all great!

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    Sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=244413
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    More drawings!! Enjoy.

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    Here's a new brush & ink drawing and a new acrylic painting. You can view the creation of this painting at YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD7YK9SYCZo

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    Aaaaa that linework is amazing! Love your color stuff, too, especially that last picture in the first post.

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    Mars Attacks: Invasion

    Hi everyone, Here is an oil painting I recently completed for The Topps Company's upcoming trading card set, Mars Attacks: Invasion. This will be part of a rare chase set called "Masterpieces". The line-up of artists involved in this project is amazing. They include: Ed Repka, Glen Orbik, Earl Norem, Joe Jusko, Sanjulian, Dan Brereton, Greg Staples, Jim Nelson, Eric Wilkerson, Ralph Horsley, Alex Horley, Tom Kidd, and more.

    The card set will be out in October, 2013.

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    You are the man Jeff. Wish there were more people here to appreciate this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarman View Post
    You are the man Jeff. Wish there were more people here to appreciate this.
    I think I might be one of those. Thanks for bumping this thread, Bill. I'd have missed it otherwise.

    Jeff, I remember watching your video of the acrylic painting a while back and fell in love with your style. It's so full of life and expressiveness - right up my street.

    I also love your ink drawings - going to head off shortly and watch your process video for those. It's interesting because I'm working on an ink piece for my portfolio at the moment, and have been looking for inspiration and pointers on how to improve there, so seeing this thread appear at just the right time seemed like fate, lol.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing and I hope you post more work soon. And good luck with the Mars Attacks project.

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    Love the brush and ink stuff and the rest too And thanks for posting the link to the video.

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    Thanks Bill. I feel the same about you. Your art is amazing and inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candra H View Post
    I think I might be one of those. Thanks for bumping this thread, Bill. I'd have missed it otherwise.

    Jeff, I remember watching your video of the acrylic painting a while back and fell in love with your style. It's so full of life and expressiveness - right up my street.

    I also love your ink drawings - going to head off shortly and watch your process video for those. It's interesting because I'm working on an ink piece for my portfolio at the moment, and have been looking for inspiration and pointers on how to improve there, so seeing this thread appear at just the right time seemed like fate, lol.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing and I hope you post more work soon. And good luck with the Mars Attacks project.
    That's awesome. I guess it is fate :-)
    Good luck with your portfolio piece. I hope you'll share it when it is all done.
    I should be uploading new videos pretty soon.

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    Wow, you must have a hell of a time creating pieces like these! There is such boundless imagination and fun in them. Amazing technique too. You and your work are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miracola View Post
    That's awesome. I guess it is fate :-)
    Good luck with your portfolio piece. I hope you'll share it when it is all done.
    I should be uploading new videos pretty soon.
    I will, thanks, and I'll be looking out for those videos. Now that I'm subscribed I wont miss any updates (bad habit of mine, lol).

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