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Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
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My Bio
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
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    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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FREE DRAWING! I'm launching a brand new Shadowscapes Newsletter! Sign up for monthly updates, and you'll be entered into a drawing: For this first issue I'll be selecting 2 winners for 8.5x11 inch print of their choice, and 1 winner for a keyword custom ACEO original ink drawing. Details here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/newsletter_current.php
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stunning gallery, love every minute of browsing, will definitely be revisiting! :love:I dont say this to just about everyone either!

Your artworks are a wonder! I like the Shadowscapes deck so much with all its beautiful creatures <3

I miss having you here, Steph.

I tried an exercise from one of your books. I'm still a beginner so I had to simplify it to make it tractable.
Untitled by Electric-Raichu
Hey are you able to upload it here so I can link to it?
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.
   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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