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Making a Living with Fantasy Art (ft. April Solomon) – Draftsmen S2E32

November 24, 20200 Comments

Marshall sits down with professional fantasy artist April Solomon. The two discuss how April fell in love with drawing dragons and werewolves, the power of traditional art materials and the techniques she’s learned over the years, art festivals, what her art schedule looks like, and more. If you’re interested in supporting April be sure to check out her patreon

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References and books

(some contain affiliate links)
Pageant of the Masters
The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta (v. 1)
John Singer Sargent Books
zoo books
D&D Art and Arcana
American Werewolf of London

April’s Influences (Jeff Easley, James Gurney, Donato Giancola, Daniel Dos Santos, Scott Fischer, Gregory Manchess, Rebecca Guay, Boris Vallejo, Frank Frazetta, Norman, Rockwell, Howard Pyle, John Singer Sargent, James Jean, Terryl Whitlatch, Joe Weatherly, Drew Struzan, J.A.W. Cooper, Paul Bonner, John Howe, Sulamith Wülfing, Julie Bell)

CTN Convention
Designer Con
Aprils patreon page

Referenced Images:

April’s Dragon Art

dragon paintings and drawings by april solomon

April’s Werewolf Art

werewolf paintings and drawings by april solomon

David Solomon

waterfall artwork by david solomon

Graphite Negative Space Art

graphite negative space art technique

Myers Briggs Scale Perceivers Judge

myers briggs personality types chart

Drew Struzan

drew struzan famous movie posters artwork

Painting Marshall bought From April

pink lynx commisoned by marshall by april solomon

Dragon April sold to Drew & Dylan Struzen

red dragon art commisoned by drew struzan by april solomon

Donato Giancola

donato giancola throne of eldraine kiss art

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