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Fabelheim Cover Art
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Published: November 4, 2009
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Cover artwork for "Fabelheim" by Brandon Mull, published by Penhaligon, you can order the book here: www.amazon.de/Fabelheim-Roman-…

I haven't been able to upload anything lately cause I'm very busy with my concept artist job on "Thor" for Marvel Studios in LA. I've been cranking out a lot of stuff for the US film business since we moved to the states for my job on "Alice", so be prepared for a whole pile of art after the film's releases:
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
John Carter of Mars (2012)
Thor (2011)

Things can't be better right now, but nothing is more exciting for a passionate artist than the next big challenge, so I'm also developing a personal project on a bigger scale, but that's too early to get into detail for now.

Anyways, I hope you're all doing well these days and enjoy creating and looking at art as much as I do,



"I react strongly to images that have no obvious answer to their mysteries. If there is a key to their construction, they are simply illustration. Meaning is meaningless to me. I do not care for symbolism and I paint what I paint without meditating on a story"-Zdzislaw Beksinski


Edit: Many thanks to :iconarchann: for the DD, much appreciated!
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Comments (143)
Teela-Y's avatar
The realistic lighting in this piece is incredible. Gosh I just can't figure out how you've done it! I always need realistic models or to model the lighting before I create my works. Thanks for sharing this.
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Matija5850|Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant haha
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DebbieRavenSky23's avatar
This is just fantastic and beautiful! I love the dappled light on the flesh. And the face is... well, you are amazing, That is all I have to say, HUGE fan!
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MLPDragonWriter|Student General Artist
wow. this is amazing! i love the series so much! but i thought it was Fablehaven not Fableheim. well whatever. but this is fantastic!
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imoart|Professional General Artist
Amazing art-work!!!
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Imagilution's avatar
The lighting in this piece is breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your work! =^)
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Manweri|Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic! It looks so realistic, and the colours are amazing. The creature looks so strange and different, yet it's almost like I expect to see it in real life on a sunny day in the woods. It truly looks alive, and there aren't many artists who are able to give their characters this much life. Really, really good job :)
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OutlawStudios|Professional Digital Artist
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kot-samolet's avatar
the night mare?
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Marina1980|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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CarlySanker|Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! Do you mind me asking what program you work in?
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MessyDoodles's avatar
Dear god, someone get that thing some pants!
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farrar's avatar
This is awesome, but ew, haha. Great job!
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Yo-shin's avatar
I loved the Book. Now I know the cover is from you
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GabiSpree|Professional Artist
My god, you´re insane!!!
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Gelo2Dio|Student Digital Artist
Great knowledge about the colors and the shapes. I like the way you paint your characters, sometime by giving them a touch of humor!
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Hiddenreflection's avatar
a boy this talented* my mistake.
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Hiddenreflection's avatar
Wow, you're work is beyond amazing. I hope you reach up to all of your dreams, because a girl this talented cannot waste her talent. Keep on doing what you do, because you're incredible good at it. Can't wait for your next work!
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FAST-ARTur|Professional Digital Artist
hah, is ja cool.. hatte mir das buch damals nur geholt weil ich die illustration so interessant fand.. jetzt weiß ich auch wers gepinselt hat :)
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Rearviewmirro-r|Professional Photographer
thank you for great inspiration!
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InsgesamtIngobert's avatar
It's fantastic. great atmosphere and colours. and your painting tyle is great as always. I like it better without the elves (or what these are on the book cover) :)
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