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Fantasy Tree by stevegoad, visual art

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Art is what I do, and what I love. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I believe we all start out as artists, and I have no doubt that at some point, each of us has picked up a pencil or marker to connect with our creative side. I just decided to stick with it and have stayed committed to developing my style which consists of a wide range of realism, abstract and a little bit of both. In short, I paint what I like and choose colors that move me. My subject matter is also wide ranging, consisting of concept, whimsical, wildlife, fantasy and science fiction. I work with acrylic, oils, digital and follow a simple rule: I make my traditional paintings look like digital photos and my digital work like traditional paintings. I believe art is more than just a piece of paper or canvas; it is an extension of the artist himself. For me, my goal is to produce art worthy of being displayed in people's homes, featured on magazine covers, a catalyst to inspire our youth, and to leave a legacy for my family. Time escapes us all, thus, I choose to spend my time being a loving husband, chasing my dreams and developing my craft.


Current Residence: South Dakota Clients:

TNT's Drama series Perception - Set Art

Clarkesworld Magazine - Cover Artist

Tobias Buckell / Science Fiction Author - 2d Artist

Clipwire Games - 2d Artist

Dream Powered Games - Concept Artist

GilliGames - 2d Artist

Mage Co. - Game Card Artist

Tommys World Entertainment - Art Director

Wulven Games - Game Card Artist

Pulp City - Character Artist


Publications:

January 2015 Vogue Magazine

ImagineFX

Mitigated Futures

I09.com

Clarkesworld Magazine


Favourite Visual Artist
Too many to list
Favourite Movies
The Incredibles, Black Hawk Down, Braveheart, Equillibrium, The first Matrix, The Warriors Way, The Burbs, Big Trouble in Little China, Zombie Land, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, Ironman
Favourite TV Shows
The Walking Dead, Monk,30 Rock, Futurama, The older SNL
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to list
Favourite Books
Books that showcase artists and their techniques. I'll pick a movie or an awesome RPG over a book though :)
Favourite Games
Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 1 & 2, TR Underworld, City of Heroes, BattleField 3,Batman Arkham Asylum
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Painter, Artrage, Paint Tool Sai, Open Canvas, Art Weaver with Tablet, Acrylic and Oils
I get  inquiries and requests to do custom work from a lot of different sources. I just wanted to create this journal and pin it to my profile page so I don't have to respond to the same questions that I tend to get frequently. Free Work I get asked a lot, and I mean A LOT to do free work. While I'm no stranger to free work (Heck I donated close to 10 large paintings and prints to charities last year) and when I offer to paint without pay it's because it's a gift from me and it means something. Please don't ask me to do free work, if I see your project and want to donate my time to it I will approach you. I have never, ever EVER asked someo
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Made the cover of exploring TOSCA magazine with my "Ode To Spring" painting.  I get a full page spread with me next to my artwork, a write up about me and a few other samples of my art.
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Hi! Do you take request?

I've sent feature request for the others I've favorite. Pls don't miss the notification. You have been also invited. Your bird of prey art is breathtaking https://www.deviantart.com/arsrapax/blog/

When you come back pls submit your jaw-dropping realistic and

gorgeous bird of prey art and your concept art warriors to our groups gallery on these both thematic:


https://www.deviantart.com/arsrapax !

and

https://www.deviantart.com/arsmilitaria/


To make your job easier I've collected the desired items here in

a favorites collection with your username: https://www.deviantart.com/orphydian/favourites/86628192/stevegoad


Pls. take your time and submit them from your end to our group gallery

(I can't do it myself since I'm mostly out of submissions these days as

a group founder, 10 per day being the limit)


If you have speed paints, tutorials etc. on this thematic pls let me

know!


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Happy Birthday; keep up the great work!
Joyeux anniversaire ! Dandelion