Shawn E Russell

Shawn E Russell - Designer

Chicago, Illinois, USA

I'm an award winning imaginative realism artist specializing in Wildlife and Fantasy Illustration.

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Overview

Hi! I'm Shawn! I'm an award winning Wildlife and Fantasy artist specializing in creating highly detailed naturalistic depictions of animals and people with a supernatural twist. I craft my images using traditional mediums like graphite, ink, ballpoint pen, watercolor, oil paint as well as digital techniques. Living and working in the suburbs of Chicago USA I am inspired by nature, film, the art community and scuba diving.

My work has been recognized for publication in Spectrum 26: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art for 2019, was nominated as a Chesley Award Finalist in 2018, and a Bronze Award recipient in Infected By Art Volume 6.

I've worked with independent board game creators, food packaging, as well as private art collectors and commissioners. I offers my personal work for sale online and at comic/fantasy conventions across the US where I gets to connect with fans and collectors in person. I also enjoy giving a visual voice to my clients' creative projects.
Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Life Sciences
Nature
Fiction
Fantasy

Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from University of Illinois at Chicago

Awards

  • Chesley Award Finalist 2018
  • Bronze Award Recipient in Infected By Art Volume 6

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
August, 2011 – Present (about 8 years)

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this twenty-sixth lavishly produced annual. Challenging, controversial, educational and irreverent, the award-winning series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today’s culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working i... read more

The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this twenty-sixth lavishly produced annual. Challenging, controversial, educational and irreverent, the award-winning series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today’s culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working i... read more

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