Muddy Colors strives to provide it’s readers with insight into the industry that is as relevant and current as possible. Part of that mission involves rotating our roster on occasion, and bringing on new members, to ensure we are providing you with a wide range of expert viewpoints.
With that said, it is our great privilege to announce several new members of Muddy Colors, all of whom will be making their debut posts in the next few weeks, and all of whom we are super excited about! So please join us in welcoming…
Winona actually began posting a few months ago here, but we wanted to take a moment to formally introduce her. Winona is an incredibly versatile artist who has had a hand in just about aspect of the industry we can think of… Books, Video Games, Movies, TCGs, Education, the list goes on! There is scarcely an area or medium that she hasn’t dabbled, and excelled, in.
Wylie Beckert has more style and influence than her young age would imply. Her ethereal watercolors have already made a major mark on the industry, having worked for clients such as Magic: The Gathering. We find it particularly impressive that Wylie has flourished in a digitally dominated industry using traditional mediums, and has stood out from the crowd by doing so.
Chris is a true veteran of the Concept Art industry. In fact, if you’ve been watching the Mandalorian, you’ve no doubt seen Chris’ art! As a chief Concept Designer at Lucas Films, Chris is the brains behind designs such as Baby Yoda, and plethora of other Star Wars favorites. With literal decades of experience in Illustration and Concept Art, we can’t wait to see what insight Chris will bring.
You may have seen Miranda Meeks’ work on Muddy Colors before, when we created a video tutorial with her. Her work, which is absolutely seeping with mood and allegory, is a fan favorite, and makes her a perfect fit for projects like Magic: The Gathering and Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere series. Despite her young age, she is already becoming a staple in the genre.
Francis is one of those guys that seems to be able to do it all. Toss whatever medium you want at him, and he’ll create something beautiful and sophisticated. Just check out his award-winning treatment of ‘The Anansi Boys’, by Neil Gaiman if you don’t believe us! As well as being an incredibly deft artist, Francis is an experienced educator, and will no doubt bring a wealth of insightful and clear information to the Muddy Colors roster.
We can’t wait to see what each of these new artists brings to the Muddy Colors site. We hope you’ll join us for it!
Cream of the Crop!
Welcome to the new contributors! It’s exciting have many varied voices here and some familiar faces I’ve seen in other SFF communities. Here’s to another year of Muddy Colors! Thanks as ever for the helpful info and encouragement you all provide.
Great additions to the roster! I’ve been blown away by Beckert’s art for years and it’s been great watching Meeks career explode. Her work with Brando Sando is always a highlight for me when reading his stuff. I’m looking forward to the new perspectives and processes.
Brando Sando is now in my vernacular FOREVER.
Haha! Glad to pass it on. I also loved your work in the Stormlight Archives. Especially the Shalash illustration in “Oathbringer”. One of the best parts of cracking open a new Stormlight Book is getting to see all the beautiful illustrations from all the artists.
I just want to thank you Dan and the muddy colors team for giving both the artists here the platform to share their experience and art and give us the privilege to see how they work and think. Its so crazy to find I’ve seen some their work but I’m only now learning their names! Discovering new artists here has been a huge delight. I’ve been reading here for years and have been inspired to create by peaking into the minds of people I consider my heroes. I know I wouldn’t be the same artist today if it wasn’t for you guys. I’m excited not only for me but for everyone who will be inspired by them and create more amazing art because of the generosity here. I eagerly await to see what they and the rest of you post. 🙂
Woohoo! I got a big grin on my face reading this. So excited to have Wylie, Miranda, and everybody else joining the team. Can’t wait to read their contributions.
Welcome to the team everyone!