Submitting Student(s)

David Beck

Session Title

Design Expo 2

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Elizabeth Dulemba, Ph.D. & Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Abstract

As part of my personal journey preparing for a career in fantasy illustration and a life in art, I have studied the lineage of contemporary painters and fantasy image creators that influence the market today such as Howard Pyle, John Bauer, James Gurney, Brian Froud, and many more. These artists’ have influenced the generation of illustrators producing today; some of my biggest influences being Jesper Ejsing, Sidharth Chaturvedi, and Seb McKinnon. I have set out to become another illustrator in the lineage and to do that I must prepare myself for a life of illustration, using their wealth of published knowledge to smooth the cracks in my own process, developed over years of schooling. My thesis is a collection of paintings that draw from these influences and offer a new perspective that will allow my to breach into the fantasy painting market.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

An Exploration into the Lineage of Contemporary Fantasy Painting

As part of my personal journey preparing for a career in fantasy illustration and a life in art, I have studied the lineage of contemporary painters and fantasy image creators that influence the market today such as Howard Pyle, John Bauer, James Gurney, Brian Froud, and many more. These artists’ have influenced the generation of illustrators producing today; some of my biggest influences being Jesper Ejsing, Sidharth Chaturvedi, and Seb McKinnon. I have set out to become another illustrator in the lineage and to do that I must prepare myself for a life of illustration, using their wealth of published knowledge to smooth the cracks in my own process, developed over years of schooling. My thesis is a collection of paintings that draw from these influences and offer a new perspective that will allow my to breach into the fantasy painting market.

 

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