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Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
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Abandoning Preciousness

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Abandoning Preciousness

 The most important thing about creating art is to create. If you want to be at ease with creativity, you have to immerse yourself in it, and do a little bit every day. Even if that little bit is only to take five minutes while waiting for the bus to come and do a gesture drawing of a man reading his book across the street from you. Or to take the moment to scribble down a thumbnail rough sketch of a concept that occurs to you. Do a little bit each day. Train your brain to think visually. It can be difficult at first, accustoming yourself to make this small bit of time, because you’ll think: “I don’t have enough time for it
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Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has been painting fantastic otherworlds from early childhood, though her art career did not begin until 1998 when she graduated from a program of Computer Science. After three years of programming for a software company by day and rushing home to paint into the midnight hours, she left the world of typed logic and numbers, for painted worlds of dreams and the fae.

Her illustrations have been for various game and publishing clients, including Wizards of the Coast, HarperCollins, LUNA Books, Tachyon Books, Alderac Entertainment, and Green Ronin. She has authored and illustrated Dreamscapes (2008, North Light Books), Dreamscapes: Myth & Magic (2010, North Light Books), and Dreamscapes: Magical Menagerie (2012, North Light Books), a series on watercolor technique for fantasy. She is the author and illustrator of best-selling tarot deck, the Shadowscapes Tarot (2009, Llewellyn Worldwide). Her work also regularly appears in Realms of Fantasy Magazine.

In addition to the commissioned projects, she has spent a great deal of time working up a personal body of work whose inspiration stems from mythology, legend, and folklore. Collections of this art are published by Shadowscapes Press. She has also been greatly influenced by the art of the Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, Surrealists, and the master hand of Nature. Swirling echoes of sinuous oak branches, watermarked leaf stains, the endless palette of the skies are her signature. Her background of over a decade as a flamenco dancer is also evident in the movement and composition of her paintings. Every aspect of her paintings moves in a choreographed flow, and the dancers are not only those with human limbs. What Stephanie tries to convey with her art is not simply fantasy, but the fantastic, the sense of wonder, that which is sacred.

While most of Stephanie's work is done with watercolors, she experiments with pen & ink, intaglio printing, acrylic, and digital painting as well.

Favourite Visual Artist
Dave McKean, Daniel Merriam, Pre-Raphaelites, Waterhouse, Michael Parkes, Alphonse Mucha
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tori Amos, Sting, Vienna Teng, Paco de Lucia, Gerardo Nunez, Bach, Chopin, Beethoven
Tools of the Trade
watercolor, digital, pencil, ink
Other Interests
books, art, flamenco, piano, tribal fusion bellydance, baking
The Kickstarter for my new art book "Descants & Cadences" is live!  Check it out at: http://tinyurl.com/descantslaunch

Sipping tea with your Muse

Sipping tea with your Muse

    Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.    The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.    Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? The
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Electric-RaichuHobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried an exercise from one of your books. I'm still a beginner so I had to simplify it to make it tractable.
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Hey are you able to upload it here so I can link to it?
Electric-RaichuHobbyist Traditional Artist
BTW what happened to Impact Books? Mark Crilley said they went bust and he had no idea what was happening with sales of his books.
suziewinklerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
   CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie! ~  I chose YOU to be my Featured Favorite Artist!  You & your AMAZING Watercolors are Featured on my Profile Page... Please come for a visit!  :hug: :heart:

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DevilontreeHobbyist
No words can be described how gorgeous your arts are.
GabyCoutinoHobbyist General Artist
nice gallery :heart: 
Katzenminze86Professional Traditional Artist
Your art is wonderfully magical and inspiring! :)
The worlds you create and the beings inhabiting those worlds are a great delight to watch and discover. And how some of them become somewhat familiar to the viewer from showing up again and again in your series is really amazing. Even in those pictures that are not illustrations of pre-existing characters from books and other media, your original creations have character and throughout all of those paintings their story unfolds. And one cannot help but gladly set out on the journey with them. :)
dudditsjanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Вы настоящий художник! Искусством надо жить - ежедневно, ежеминутно. Вы живёте в творчестве душой. Спасибо!