viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2014

ALLEN WILLIAMS






I've always loved drawing for as long as I can remember. I have pictures of monsters that I did at the age of three and I feel most at home with a pencil in my hand. I also work in acrylics, oils and occasionally digital... but everything always starts with drawing. I went to college for a few years but left when I started doing more illustration than actual homework assignments. I became a professional freelance artist in 1988 and have worked on many publications, games and projects since then. Beginning with TSR, Dragon magazine and later progressing into ccg's such as Magic: The Gathering and Rage.
In 2001, with the prospect of a child coming into view, I decided to get serious. I renewed my efforts, began seek out my own, self directed, education and build a stronger discipline. I allowed myself to obsess on what I love to do.
In 2010 two major things happened. I wrote, illustrated and published a young adult novel called "The Witches' Kitchen" for Little Brown and I met Guillermo Del Toro and was asked to do pre-production concept work on the film "At the Mountains of Madness" (which is currently on hold). Most recently I've done concept work for Guillermo's "Pacific Rim," Darren Aronofsky's film "Noah" and book cover work for TOR. In 2013 I was honored to be the recipient of the Spectrum Gold Award for concept art.
I still just draw most of the time whether anyone pays me to or not... occasionally I write and now I am beginning to paint, again.