Years ago I got to work with Terese on a book cover project, she quickly became one of my favorite artists to work with and I've looked for any excuse to work with her again...
When it comes to dreamy creatures, one of the folks that is always on the top of my list for creature concept artists is Terryl. Additionally, she is a marvelous person that dedicates much of her time and energy to building artists and the artistic community. It is with great joy that I welcome her to the Tiny Dragon jury.
When I conceived the Tiny Dragon art book, it was one of my hopes that Justin Gerard would choose to participate. It is with much excitement that he as exceeded my expectations and agreed to be a part of the jury.
Lars was always one of my go-to guys for dragons when I was working for D&D. It seemed only fitting to ask him to join the jury for this art book.
Stephanie Law joins the esteemed team of jurors for the ArtOrder® Tiny Dragon art book challenge. Please welcome her to the fold.
Stephanie Law's work is an exploration of mythology mixed with her personal symbolism. Her art journeys through surreal otherworlds, populated by dreamlike figures, masked creatures, and winged shadows. The fantastical permeates through the visions with a promise that this is a world that underlies reality, when viewed with a desire for beauty and a shifted perception.
Archetypes, the basis for the universal appeal of mythological concepts, are one of the defining inspirations for her imagery. This is mingled with the movement of dance. Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the branches of her trees move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow.
ArtOrder would like to welcome the first jury member to take on judging for the Tiny Dragon art book project.