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 August 2022**

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 800 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 114 reviews

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John Spearman
Thea is brilliant! Not only is her work fabulous, but she also grasped the concepts of what I wanted amazingly accurately and quickly. Her work is so good, that I asked her to redesign the cover of the first book of one of my series. I think her new cover will generate increased interest in the books. I am extremely happy to have found Thea and look forward to working with her in the future.

John Spearman, May 2022


Nick Bergh
Thea was fantastic! Easy to work with and a great guide through the process. Couldn't be happier with her work, and I'll definitely be coming back for the next books in the series.

Nick Bergh, May 2022


Daniel Myers
Loved everything about working with Thea. From the initial character sheets she sent for me to fill out, she left me feeling confident we would end up with an awesome cover. Sure enough, we ended up with an awesome cover. Despite my changes after I saw how my first ideas looked. She really collaborated and contributed to the final composition. I will be using her for all of my work moving forw...
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Daniel Myers, May 2022


Patrick McGrail
Thea is great! She's done five of my covers already, and they're a big part of the reason that I'm happy with how the series is selling.

Patrick McGrail, May 2022


John Spearman
Thea was a delight to work with. She grasped the concept of what I was looking for with the cover immediately. The cover she produced is right on target, and she finished more quickly than I could have hoped! I am already looking forward to working with her again on a different project.

John Spearman, May 2022

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