Fae, fairy, faery…

I LOVE all things fae.

My favourite movie is The Dark Crystal. I have been obsessed with this movie since I was two years old. I tortured my parents with it for decades.

I have always been especially amazed and addicted to the fantastic, beautiful, unique gorgeous (you get the idea) artwork by Brian Froud, who created the character and world design.

The wonderful man created an entire religion for the planet! His art is out of this world. As the concept artist for the movie, Brian developed all the characters in the film. He made elaborate puppets, none of which are based on humans or any specific earth creatures, though they all have strong visual connections to creatures associated with their personalities. I believe (though I may be wrong) that The Dark Crystal was the first live-action film that didn’t employ any humans on screen. If you are lucky enough to see the making of (available in any good box set I am sure), pay attention to the gorgeous watercolor backgrounds, phenomenal modeling, and unbelievable character development! It will blow your MIND… *Clears throat after screeching at the top of her lungs in excitement*

…anyway I digress.

Last week I was sick and couldn’t release the academy and fae books promised, so I did a double release this week and included fae, steampunk, and academy (the last blog rant about my academy covers can be seen somewhere on this site… I think you have to scroll down).   Now, I am no Brian Froud, but I executed these fae covers with as much passion and love as I could 🙂 Everything sold in my chat, so I guess it worked.

Take a look at this week’s fae covers…

I once again would like to thank all of my clients, from the bottom of my heart, for choosing my art to be the face of your stories, and thus, allowing me to earn a living doing something I truly love.

 

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