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Wylie Beckert
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I'm a freelance illustrator from California. More art, info, and a nifty sketchblog can be found at my website:
www.wyliebeckert.com

Current Residence: United States
Colder Wind - Limited Edition Prints by wylielise

Huge, awesome news - today marks the launch of the ArtOrder Artists Series! If you haven't heard of this project already, it's an ongoing series of limited-edition prints, curated by art director Jon Schindehette and featuring the artwork of a whole roster of awesome artists.

I'm honored to be the featured artist for the launch - limited edition prints of my painting Colder Wind are now available in the ArtOrder store, and are being offered for pre-sale at 20% off this week only.

If you were at Illuxcon this year, you may have already seen a few of the early-stage poster proofs that Jon was toting around. These are some really nice large-scale limited editions - signed, numbered, nice paper, the whole deal. The image is one of my current favorites - painted straight out of an intensely inspiring week at Illustration Master Class, it's the first piece in which I finally got the hang of my traditional media process (documented in more depthHERE).

I can't say enough good things about this project; Jon's really gone out of his way to secure some great artists and wring amazing work out of them - and with good reason. The ArtOrder Artists Series is different from any other opportunity for fantasy artists out there today - it's based around, in Jon's words, "support of the arts...and the artists." Artwork is commissioned for AOAS on the basis of a profit sharing program - where the artist gets to reap the majority of the profits, and retain all rights to their work.

In an industry that is often the subject of finger-wagging for its draconian treatment of artists, a project like this one - designed with the artists in mind - is a breath if fresh air, and I'm hoping that its commercial success will be a step towards redefining the terms and hiring practices our market considers "standard."

If you've been admiring Colder Wind from afar, please consider checking out this print series! You can find the product page over at the ArtOrder store, and more background information on the Artists Series here.

And, if you're an artist and love the idea behind this program as much as I do, please consider helping to spread the word.

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LanWu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
awesome artwork! I really really love everything!
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JenniferWeekley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
I just wanted to say that you are one of my favorite illustrators working right now. I love the fluidity of your pencil work and look forward to trying out some of those traditional techniques from your Imagine FX article. As an illustrator myself I plan on attending Spectrum FAL this year, will you be attending? I would love to meet you in person and see what your work looks like in the flesh (if you are exhibiting.) 
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wylielise Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional
Thank you! I'm planning to exhibit at SFAL next year - I'll be bringing some originals and sharing a booth with Sam Guay (www.samguay.com/) so keep an eye out for us. Looking forward to meeting you!

(Cool art, by the way - I love that plankton piece.)
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JenniferWeekley Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Thank you! Sam's work looks amazing as well, so I'm looking forward to it. 
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animationlover09 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your artwork is amazing!!!
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Frozelz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love your style!
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deadslug Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your work is just amazing =D
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LaerthesBlack Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have so much good art pieces that I wanted to fave all of them. Congratulations, you have an amazing talent.
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Kaname-wtf Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your works are amazing! are you making videos, livestream or something? 

hugs!
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wylielise Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional
I actually recorded my process for the new Tam Lin painting - I'll edit it together into a video as soon as I get a chance. You can keep an eye on my blog, or follow me on Facebook/Twitter - I'll post updates there when available.
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