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5/20/14: Help Us Tell A Story Using Crowd Sorcery!

If you're a Cricket Magazine reader, you may remember the fantasy story "The Star Shard" written by Frederic S. Durbin and featuring my illustrations that was printed in the magazine for a year from April of 2008 through April of 2009. In 2012, Fred and I put together a series of posts that we called "Star Shard Week" on each of our blogs to commemorate the publication of Fred's novel of The Star Shard.

Fred and I have been given the opportunity by the editors at Cricket to work together once again on a new project called "Crowd Sorcery." It's a collaborative project involving Fred, me and you! Kids that would like to participate can go to Cricket's message board, The Chatterbox, to help us invent characters, items, and a fantasy dictionary that describes the world you would like to create. Throughout the summer, I will be doing sketches of some of the characters and items for the digital edition of Cricket. To conclude the project I will illustrate the story that Fred writes using your contributions and it will be printed in the November/December issue of Cricket!

I've just finished my first round of character sketches! I had a blast developing some of the compelling characters Chatterbox users have created. Some of these sketches will be printed in the July/August 2014 print edition of Cricket and others will be featured in the digital editions.

For more information about "Crowd Sorcery," including instructions for downloading the digital editions of Cricket click here.

To become a Crowd-Sorceror by sharing your ideas, visit the "Crowd Sorcery" section of The Chatterbox and get posting!

To see Fred's post about "Crowd Sorcery," visit his website here.


3/17/14: Emerald City Comicon 2014 is less than two weeks away!

Last year, the show was huge and had even expanded into the Sky Bridge, the wide hallway that connects the two sections of the exhibit hall. This year the show is even bigger, and as of Thursday, March 13th, it is completely sold out. The show will be open longer this year, too. Friday is now a full day, with show hours from 10 am to 7 pm. It's gonna be a long day for those of us working the floor! (Come by and be nice to us!)

Vinod and I will be sitting at booth N-10 in Artist Alley, not too far away from our location last year. I'll have most of my usual product available: copies of The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures, posters, prints, note cards and sketchbooks. They won't fit on the table, but I plan to bring some original paintings to sell, so if you're interested in seeing what's available, please ask.

There is an important note I'd like to make: there are now essentially THREE Artist Alleys. Please make sure to visit them all! Last year there was some confusion about the location of all the artists, and many attendees said they were unaware Artist Alley was split into two sections. 

The convention will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from Friday, March 28th through Sunday, March 30th. More information about the show is available at the Emerald City Comicon website. I've also posted information and a map on my blog.


7/18/13: Next month I will be hanging my first solo gallery show, Fabled Earth: The Art of Emily Fiegenschuh!

The show will be on display from August 10th through September 1st at Krab Jab Studio in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. If you visit my blog regularly, you might remember Krab Jab Studio as the gallery that presented the group show FAERIE in February.
Fabled Earth: The Art of Emily Fiegenschuh will open with a reception on Saturday, August 10th, from 6 to 9 PM. This is the best time to see the show since Krab Jab is a working art studio with limited gallery hours. If you're in the Seattle area and would like to meet me or see my work in-person, please come check it out! If you have any family or friends in the area who are into art, fantasy, dragons, or all of the above, please spread the word!

For additional information, including a map to Krab Jab Studio, visit http://www.krabjabstudio.com/

In other August news, I will be exhibiting at Gen Con Indy's art show once again this year. Gen Con Indy 2013 runs from August 15th through 18th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. I will have original art on display and for sale, along with prints, sketchbooks, and copies of The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures. This year I will also have the honor of judging the art show with acclaimed fantasy artist (and very nice person) Brom, who is the Artist Guest of Honor for 2013. Hope to see you at the con!


3/01/13: How embarrassing! It's been over a year since I've updated my website! Lately I have focused my blog on news and information on upcoming events and new projects. I sincerely hope to put new art in the gallery soon. It's likely that I will be giving my entire website an overhaul in the near future to make it more simple to update.

Emerald City Comicon in Seattle starts today! It's going to be the biggest yet, with Saturday and Sunday completely sold out before the convention has even begun. Vinod and I were at the convention center Thursday to drop off some of our stuff, and the exhibit hall is almost twice the size it was last year. We will be sitting at table Q-02 in Artist Alley. We will have original art, prints, and sketchbooks, and copies of The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures for sale. Hope to see you there!

In other convention news we will also be attending Gen Con Indy August 15th through 18th.


3/06/12: It's Star Shard Week! Visit my blog and the blog of author Frederic S. Durbin to celebrate the release of his novel, The Star Shard, with a week of special posts.

I apologize for the lack of updates to my gallery. There's plenty going on over at my blog, so please check it out while you're waiting. I hope to put up some new art from several projects soon.


10/15/11: Thanks to all who stopped by our table at Gen Con! I enjoyed meeting new people and seeing some familiar faces. For more on my time at Gen Con Indy 2011, visit my blog. My next convention appearance will be Emerald City Comic Con.

The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures is now out on store shelves and is also available for purchase online. For more information about the book, including samples of the interior art and purchasing info, click here.

7/22/11: My copies of The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures have arrived! That means that they will be appearing on store shelves within the next two weeks. When I return from Gen Con, I will be making signed copies available for purchase here on my website.

Click here for a peek inside the book.

The preparations for Gen Con continue. I will be displaying original paintings from The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures, as well as other fantasy art for various clients. And, as usual, I will have plenty of goodies for sale, including original art, prints, sketchbooks, and copies of my new book. If you'll be attending, please stop by and say hello! The convention runs from August 4th through 7th.


6/23/11: I recently started my first blog! I have always wanted to post more of my sketches and process drawings for my illustrations, as well as share some personal work, but was never able to find the space or time to add them here. I will also be posting news about my book, upcoming convention appearances, and anything else that seems relevant. Please check it out!

6/12/11: I have some BIG news to announce...
Most of my time over the past year has been dedicated to working on a very special project: writing and drawing (and painting) my first book The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures! It's a 144 page how-to-draw book with basic art tips and information, guidance for designing creatures, and step-by-step instruction for drawing fantasy critters and their various features and accessories. It also features a whole bunch of brand new full color creature paintings that can only be found in this book. This project was quite an undertaking, and I'm very excited about the results. The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures is published by Impact Books, is available for pre-order online right now, and will be in stores this summer!

More news: I will be attending the Gen Con Indy art show from August 4-7 this year. In addition to the usual prints, sketchbooks and other goodies, I'll be bringing some fun stuff related to The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures and will be displaying original paintings from the book. I hope you see you there!






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