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More of Me - "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." - Henry Ward Beecher
Eirewolf's ArtFire Shop - A cool place to buy Eirewolf's sculptures. No account is necessary to buy directly from artisans on ArtFire!
Eirewolf's Blog - I'll show works-in-progress, share some thoughts, and a tip or technique now and then.
Eirewolf's deviantART gallery - This place is great fun for networking with all kinds of artists and art appreciators.
Eirewolf's Elfwood gallery - A fun place to browse through, with thousands of fantasy artists of all experience levels.
Eirewolf's Epilogue gallery - A fantasy gallery site featuring over 2,000 top-quality artists.
Eirewolf on Twitter - If you're curious about what I'm doing or thinking on a daily basis, this is the place to "follow" me!
Eirewolf's Home Page - Some of my (old) poetry and prose.
Communities and Organizations I Belong To - "Community cannot long feed on itself, it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond: their unknown and undiscovered sisters and brothers." - Howard Thurman
Total Art Soul - A worldwide artists' community site for all fields of creativity. An encouraging and inspiring group.
The Shiflett Brothers Sculpting Forum - A community started by the famous sculpting siblings.
OOAK Guild - An online community for one-of-a-kind polymer clay sculptors, collectors, and vendors.
Custom Dolls, Houses & Miniatures - CDHM brings together the collector and artisan to appreciate the world of miniatures.
The Fantasy Art Gathering - Self-representing fantasy artists and illustrators.
Deb Wood (Enchanted Hearts)
Artists I Admire - "The artist has one function - to affirm and glorify life." - W. Edward Brown
- All her fairies are wonderful, but her elder fae are especially amazing. Not only are they beautiful, but they have personality, wholeness, and peace.
Forest Rogers (Forest Beings)
- One of my top favorite figurative/fantasy artists. Forest does the most amazing sculptures, in what I would call a neo-classical style.
Anita R. Collins (Sleetwealth Studio)
- Her creations possess an almost feral, beguiling beauty.
Julie Mansergh (Faeries in the Attic)
- Her faeries live and breathe (and fly). Ethereal and sublime. Search eBay for FITA.
Jill Willich (Studio Willich)
- An amazing polymer clay sculptor. She creates characters with character!
Julianne Sizemore (Mysticalis) - I adore Julianne's lifelike dragons and other beasties. Someday, I will own one. (She also has a cool forum on her site.)
Virginie Ropars - Exquisite, enchanting art dolls. A bit on the darker side.
Melody Pena (Windstone Editions) - "Noble" is perhaps the best word to describe her beautiful
fantasy creatures. Plus, she's a really nice person! Take a look at her Elfwood gallery too.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Shadowscapes) - Amazing fantasy paintings - the stuff of dreams.
Brian and Wendy Froud (World of Froud) - Can't forget about these paragons of faery art. They inspire many of the rest of us.
Tony DiTerlizzi - Illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, among other things. I love his style and zany sense of humor.
Art Links - "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own." -- Ben Sweetland
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Please visit these fine sites:
The Charmed Studio of Linda Laforge - Celtic designs and paintings of faeries, dragons, unicorns and anything celtic myth.
Art Supplies - "Always use the right tools for the job." - my dad
Morezmore - Natasha offers a large and constantly expanding variety of supplies for OOAK artists.
OOAK Artist Emporium (by My Wycked Ways) - Angelina film and fiber, art doll eyes, display bases, polymer clays, and lots of pretty embellishments.
Gertrude's Gifts and Friends - Need Tibetan Lamb Hair? Joyce's is among the best. She'll also set you up with some Fantasy Film, polymer clay, etc.
Polymer Clay Express - I sometimes buy my Puppen Fimo clay here, if I can't find it locally. They have lots of other cool stuff for polyclay artists, too.
The Clay Store - Another resource for polymer clay and accoutrements.
Wickett & Craig - This is the tannery from which I get my vegetable-tanned tooling leather for masks.
Springfield Leather - This is where I get most of my leatherworking tools. They've got great customer service (and really great wholesale pricing!).
Tandy Leather Factory - I order leather supplies from this website too, but I often prefer to go to the brick-and-mortar store nearest me. They have classes most Saturdays, and very helpful staff!
Dick Blick - A wide variety of art supplies.
The Compleat Sculptor, Inc. - Serious tools of the trade.
Douglas & Sturgess, Inc. - More seriousness. I wish I had a ridiculous amount of time and money so I could
try everything on these sites.
Van Dykes Taxidermy - A great resource for realistic glass eyes (for larger pieces) and unusual
Tutorials, Tips, & Techniques - "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it." - Margaret Fuller
Leather Mask Tutorial - Andrea Masse-Tognetti of Merimask Designs shares her techniques for making a simple leather unicorn mask in this YouTube video. This is the tutorial that got me started with maskmaking.
Tiger Torre Art on HGTV - Another YouTube video tutorial on leather maskmaking (originally on an episode of HGTV's "That's Clever"). Jennifer Tiger Torre shows how she creates a leather monarch butterfly mask.
Sculpting With Character - Joe Lester shares tips for maskmakers and sculptors of characters, monsters, etc. Thoughts on how to avoid the cliché and put some nuanced expression in your work.
Creating Realistic Skin Texture - This short tutorial explains how to create elephant-like skin, for creatures or (using a lighter touch) humans.
Creating a Maquette from Concept Art - An awesome creature sculpting tutorial by Peter Konig. (One word of caution: Bake polymer clay according to the manufacturer's instructions; do not underbake as he suggests. But the rest of the tutorial is fantastic!)
Elvenwork - Lots of good tips and techniques, books by Katherine Dewey, as well as an active forum.
Magic Sculpture - This is more of a sculptor's resource than a tutorial site. A virtual pose library allows you to view 3-dimensional models from every angle. Be aware, there is nudity on this site.