Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds with Watercolor
Title: Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds with Watercolor
Author: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Size: 61.8 mb
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has been painting fantastic otherworlds from early childhood, though her art career did not begin until 1998 when she graduated from a program in computer science. After three years of programming for a software company by day and rushing home to paint into the midnight hours, she left the world of typed logic and numbers for painted worlds of dreams and die fae.
Her illustrations have been for various game and publishing clients, including Wizards of the Coast, HarperCollins, LUNA Books, Tachyon Books, Alderac Entertainment Group and Green Ronin. In addition to die commissioned projects, she has spent a great deal of time creating a personal body of work whose inspiration stems from mythology, legend and folklore. She has also been greatly influenced by the art of die Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, Surrealists, and the master hand of Nature. Swirling images of sinuous oak branches, watermarked leaf stains and die endless palette of the skies are her signature.
Her background as a flamenco dancer for over a decade is evident in the movement and composition of her paintings. Every affect of her paintings moves in a choreographed flow, and the dancers are not only diose widi human limbs. What Stephanie tries to convey with her art is not simply fantasy, but die fantastic, the sense of wonder, that which is sacred.
While most of Stephanies work is done with water-colors, she also experiments with pen-and-ink, intaglio printing, acrylic and digital painting.