This past week has been a marathon of great demonstrations and lectures at the Fantastic Arts Conference in Utah. I had the chance to paint Cris Dos Santos (Dan’s wife) and over the course of 3 hours transform her into an elf of sorts.
There will be a recap post about the entire conference coming soon, but for now here is a timelapse of my demo:
Howard began his career working in the video game industry. After 13 years working as a texture artist, concept artist and then art director, he left to pursue illustration. He has worked for clients such as Blizzard, Upper Deck, Wizards of the Coast, Electronic Arts, NCSoft, The Greenwich Workshop and Paizo Publishing.
He was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2011 - 2012 Salon in the figurative category, won an honorable mention in the Oil Painters of America 2011 Online Showcase and a Merit Award in the Springville 2011 Spring Salon. His work can also be found in various years of the Spectrum annual and was nominated for a Chesley Award in 2011.
He is very passionate about learning, studying the great artists and techniques of the past, particularly Caravaggio, Bloch, Bouguereau and Waterhouse.
When not painting or drawing Howard loves spending time with his wife and three kids, cooking, and trying to bake the perfect loaf of bread.
TERRIFIC! I LOVE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, HOWARD.