Thea Magerand

Thea Magerand - Designer

Saint-Firmin, France

Hyperrealist illustrator/concept artist bringing to life fantasy or future worlds, dark creatures or horror monsters, epic characters.

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Overview


**Now booking into 2023**

Hey there! First of all, thanks for stopping by and taking a few moments to read about me.
While there are many things to be said about careers and skills, one in particular stands out for me as the most important aspect: I love art. I always have, and always will.

Because I have always been a huge sci-fi, fantasy and horror nerd, it came as no surprise that these were the things I loved to draw most.
There's nothing more satisfying than creating a weird creature or character, than bringing to life some old forgotten Norse god or strange faerie, or designing a lonely cyborg about to become sentient. I absolutely love drawing characters and concept art, and creating new worlds with my tablet or my pencil!
Being also an avid videogamer I have a vast knowledge and reservoir of game lore that has often proved to be a great resource in the LitRPG genre.

And it is precisely because we share this world-building trait in common, me as an artist, and you as an author, I believe we'll do magic together. Pun intended!

As for the design process, the key word is: communication. We'll be in touch constantly via messages and emails, and we'll have a really constant back and forth of ideas / feedback.

My skills range from concept art game style to realistic illustrations, so if you require a particular style, just let me know and I will be happy to show you what I think would be best for you in terms of style. You can see examples of my drawings and illustrations below in my portfolio - I mostly use a combination of freehand drawing, digital painting and photobashing to achieve a matte painting result that veers towards realism / hyperrealism.

I provide illustration for covers, book interiors, as well as posters (Who doesn't love to see their rogue astronaut character flashing his smoking gun in a big, glossy, eye catching poster?) - usually the cover package containing the ebook + print + 3D mockups starts at around 1000 USD.

I will be more than happy to answer any questions or clarify anything you might have in mind, so if you like my style and artwork, just drop me a line and let's create something beautiful together!


Languages
English
Fiction
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Horror
Military Science Fiction
Post-Apocalyptic
Space Opera
Steampunk

Work experience

Concept Artist & Illustrator

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (over 8 years)

Book cover design and book illustration, board and card games character design and conception, sci-fi, fantasy and horror posters design, creature design

Portfolio (39 selected works)

Kingdom of Nyte (Nyte Series)

Cainlocke, Alexandria

The Fort: Worldsend Garrison Book 1

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

The Mighty Ven Devar

Foote, Quinton A.

Darkwolf: The Birth of a Hero

Abker, John, M, Thea

The Ship

Brode, Doug

Burning Rose

LaVan, Lyndsey

The Invasion: Worldsend Garrison Book 3

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

Oren and The Guild's Fable : The Awakened Bloodline

Prince, Austin, Magerand, Thea, Murrell, Deborah

The Werewolf Thief

Wombell, Steven P

Icarus

Page, Delaney

Unalome

Sparrows, Kate

Synodic Corruption

Ruxer, Luna

A Phoenix Rises

Yeh, Angela

The Rise: Worldsend Garrison Book 2

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

Isle of Dragons

Thompson, L. A., Nicolescu, Thea, Harris, Pam Elise, Lewis, Tara, Rees, Jennifer

Miram Dur: An epic fantasy tale (Miram Dur Saga Book 1)

Holland, George, Nicolescu, Thea, Odgers, Michelle

We Who Burn

Walther, Merethe

Curse of the Fallen

Newell, H.C.

Ashes Rose

Lavan, Lyndsey

Escapement

Powell, Timothy

Thea has 128 reviews

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Ross Hightower
I thouroughly enjoyed working with Thea. She was quick to respond to requests for changes and I was thrilled with the result.

Ross Hightower, September 2022


Marissa D'Angelo
After my first time working with Thea, I was so impressed by her artistic talent that I had decided to continue working with her on the remainder of the books in my series. She communicates regularly and is very nice! Pleasure to work with and you are receiving QUALITY covers if you choose to work with her.

Marissa D'Angelo, September 2022


Daniel Myers
What a superstar. I get so many compliments on my cover art, and Thea was awesome at sending me drafts, then making change after change to bring my vision to life. Really recommend her.

Daniel Myers, September 2022


Jayde Russell
Thea was great as usual, and quickly made every change quickly after asking.

Jayde Russell, August 2022


Jennifer Hallett
I loved working with Thea. She is so good at what she does!

Jennifer Hallett, August 2022

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