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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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A freelance illustrator that graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, May 2008. Currently living in St. Paul MN, AKA "Pig's Eye Landing." :B

Interested mainly in book illustration and creature design. Currently fettered by her involvement in personal projects/world development for a novel in progress. Also suffering from "sketch syndrome."

She has also worked with Orion Group Publishers in London, as well as creating promotional works for local musicians.

Artist Rights by taruto Do not use any work in my gallery in any way without my permission. This includes blatant plagiarism in all of its forms, which is not the same as "inspiration." (Please use your own creativity.) If you wish to ask for my permission, please take use of dA's convenient note system as opposed to posting on my profile page. Please and thank you. :thanks:

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: All art contained within this gallery is © to me, April Schumacher. All rights reserved.

Favourite Visual Artist
Albrecht Durer, John Howe, Graeme Base, Nicholas Di Genova... People I am watching here...
Favourite Writers
Phillip Pullman, Charles de Lint, J.R.R. Tolkien... I could stand to read more.
Tools of the Trade
acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil, digital.
Other Interests
Mythology, psychology, anatomy, astronomy, biology, animals, nature, art, writing...

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Thanks, dear! I'm going to throw color on it in Photoshop to see what looks good on those clouds before I ruin the original. :XD: The highlights and water drops are going to be fun. :p
Bretonnian WIP 2
I do miss having the ability to stretch, warp, and otherwise move things around in digital media. Between that and color adjustment, of course. I'd do the same thing here if it weren't for my messy editing skills and the fact that the original is going to the commissioner. :p (I think she'd wonder why her piece and the posted final were different, haha!) Most of my other traditional works do see some minor editing, though.

These knights are crazy. It is extremely fun to put them into such ludicrous situations, though. :B Thank  you!
Bretonnian WIP 1
There are a couple of reasons some things are the way they are... The knight is on a horse only because Bretonnian knights are almost always mounted (according to information given me, that is...) I myself would never go after a sea serpent on a horse, but these knights are the epitome of dashing reckless heroism to the point of insanity. :lol: As for vantage point, etc., I tend to stay away from more dramatic angles because I'm honestly quite bad at them, and I've already bit off more than I could chew in terms of artistic challenges undertaken here. This would be more easily remedied if it were digital media, of course. :XD: 

Though this sounds like an excuse, it's only my sad attempt at explaining some of the more nonsensical parts of the image. I do thank you for taking the time to offer your insight; it's much appreciated!
Bretonnian WIP 1
Ah, I see it now! Yes, that does make sense. Perhaps I should work on my other pieces and get them going before deciding whether or not I should fix it... I know you like it as is. Sometimes it's best to just let things be. :nod:
Raven portrait on basswood