Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Season

Another summer is slowly coming to its end in this part of the world. Still another month to go and it will be replaced by mostly wet and gray Dutch autumn. After spending a long, lazy summer vacation in sunny and hot Serbia, I came back to my studio charged up and ready for a new working (painting) season.  
I will keep on posting new blog entries, although probably less often than before. There will be a slight change in the content of the posts, as I will try to bring my writings to another level and to change the course a little bit. Not all the future posts will be “new”, and even then they will certainly be nothing new outside the Fantasy Art field.
I will start this time with an info about the International Artist magazine. Perhaps you already know about this magazine, that has been voted the best art magazine in the world. International Artist is read by over 120,000 readers in over 20 countries including art galleries and artists’ agents worldwide.
In March this year I was approached by Vincent Miller,  the publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine, who asked me whether I would like my work to be feature in the International Artist magazine in The Art of Illustration section. Mr. Miller explained his motifs to include the section about illustration in the magazine that is primarily dedicated to fine arts:
“I have been publishing art magazines for many years and in my experience have found that many illustrators working in the traditional mediums are fine artists too.
To foster this crossover talent and to help gifted illustrators gain a higher profile and with the help of well-known illustrator Rebecca Guay, I started a special section in International Artist magazine in February 2011. Since then we have published many articles by some of the best Illustrators.
Names you may know are: James Gurney, Greg Manchess, Eric Fortune, Boris Vallejo, Donato Giancola, Julie Bell, Bill Carman, Jean-Baptiste Monge, Brom, Omar Rayyan…”

Definitely a great initiative! Here you can see the results of my collaboration with International Artist (Issue 86, August/September 2012).