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My Bio
Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as both an author and a freelance illustrator in the Los Angeles area. Her novel "A Question of Time" was released from Champagne Books in November 2012, and her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser, and GOS Multimedia.

Favourite Visual Artist
Trina Schart Hyman, Sanjulian, Loren Long, Rebecca Guay, Kinuko Craft, Maggi, Owen Smith
Favourite Movies
Fantasia, Citizen Kane, Fellowship of the Ring, Turn Back the Clock, The Three Musketeers (1973)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Madonna, Chemical Bros., Lou Reed, Orbital, Fatboy Slim, Television, Kate Bush, Way Out West
Favourite Writers
Tanith Lee, James M. Cain, Rafael Sabatini, Clark Ashton Smith, Gillian Bradshaw, Jared Diamond
Favourite Games
"King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella."
Favourite Gaming Platform
MS DOS
Tools of the Trade
mechanical pencil, acrylic paints, water, and teeny tiny brushes.
Other Interests
Illustration, writing, fanfiction, travel, history, costume design, psychology, martinis

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Your illustrations are a great inspiration fur character design, love them!!

I like the Baroque era

WOW! You have great galery <3

Actually that other post pre-empted the notion I initially wanted to share with you: while recently watching some videos from the Royalty Now account on YouTube (The creator takes historic persons and tries to bring them into the modern day, sometimes via straightforward reconstruction, sometimes via ‘What would they look like as modern people?’ pictures) it occurred to me that it would be almost equally

interesting to see what historic persons like Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, George Washington and other, less noted persons might look like had they been born in the same year of a different century.


That is, what if Napoleon Bonaparte had been born in 1869 or 1969 rather than the eighteenth century?


If nothing else this gives us a context which allows us to offer a more specific ‘Might have been’ rather than putting a historic person into modern clothes (Which is often fun, it must be admitted).


Anyway, since I have no artistic skills myself, one wanted to share the notion and hoped you might enjoy it.


Best Wishes and have a lovely day!



P.S. One of the more amusing realisations that occurred to me while doing some calculations was that Elizabeth the First (born in AD 1533) would have been younger than both Queen Elizabeth the Second and Princess Margaret, had she been born in the 20th Century.

Ms. Renaud, I hope that you’ve been keeping well and that my breaking ‘radio silence’ purely to share a notion or two with you won’t be too offensive?


It struck me just today that, if you wanted a change of pace (or wanted to make a little mischief circa April Fools day) you could do worse than to illustrate a HISTORICALLY ACCURATE DISNEY HEROINE in the clothing of the year her film was released, instead of the historical epoch in which her film might be set.


If nothing else it would be interesting to see what relatively modern fashion would look like in your own classic art style!

I am completely bewitched, I did not know that there are fans of History, I see that you are almost as passionate about Baroque art as I am