Hey folks. This month we take it easy and just draw. Are they doodles? Are they Drawings? Whats the difference?
I am drawing on the back of Magic the Gathering- Artist Proof Cards here. These are white backed MtG cards that only artists who’ve worked on the game, have. It is a fun, little format, and an opportunity for me to revisit some of my art, without the pressure of trying to create some new masterpiece. I often treat them as my warm ups for the day, and usually they are the most fun I had drawing that day.
What follows is 10 min of me throwing down ink and chatting about MtG, drawing, and mullets. Hope you dig!
Scott M. Fischer graduated with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design and since that time his brush has steadily been carving a path along the illustration landscape.
Scott is the regular cover artist for Joss Whedon’s ‘Buffy-The Vampire Slayer’, ‘Angel’ as well as the ‘Angel & Faith’ comic books (Dark Horse Comics). He is the silhouette artist behind the #1 NY Times best selling books, ‘Peter Pan in Scarlet’ . (Simon and Schuster) and Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer’s ‘Between the Lines' (Simon and Schuster). He is a notable cover artist for, Simon and Schuster, Tor, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Penguin, Del Rey, Random House, Daw, etc.
Fully illustrated middle grade fiction credits include the New York Times best selling ‘Magesterium’ series by Cassandra Claire and Holly Black (Scholastic), ’The Secrets of Dripping Fang’ series by Dan Greenburg (Harcourt) and the ’Scary School series of books by Derek the Ghost (Harper Collins). And ‘Ghost Prison’ by Joseph Delaney (Sourcebooks Fire).
His Children’s Book credits include ‘Jump!’ (Simon and Schuster) with over 3,000,000 books in print, ‘Twinkle’ (Simon and Schuster) and the ‘Lottie Paris’ series of books written by Angela Johnson (Simon and Schuster).
Scott is well known in fantasy art and gaming art circles, contributing to Magic- The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and as a conceptual character designer for companies like Microsoft and Disney, on their TRON franchise.
As an instructor, Scott is a core faculty member at the world famous Illustration Master Class and SmArt School.
Thanks for sharing these Scott! Could you talk about your light setup in the background? What lights do you use, what “gels” do you have on them? Do you change the gels depending on time of day, other room lighting, or for other reasons? Thanks!
Thanks for asking! What you are seeing is a bit more low tech than that. They are Ottlights, and to keep down the glare on my work I wrap Dur-a-lar around them as a diffuser.