We don't believe in talent; we don't believe in pencil mileage. We believe in making real progress as artists, using only the best methods available. This show is about finding, investigating, and sharing those methods. Fantasy & science-fiction illustrators Micah Epstein and Tommy Arnold team up to talk about illustration and artistic development, interview industry leaders, and host collaborative Q&As in this bi-monthly podcast. To get access to extra episodes and join in on Q&A sessions, consider joining Team BWG by supporting us on Patreon!
Tommy Arnold is a digital illustrator whose work showcases the athleticism, prowess, and power of the human figure in fantastic and futuristic settings. He doesn’t believe in talent and has spent a lot of time exploring the mental landscape that artists inhabit while they draw and paint, in order to better understand what’s possible and pass it on. His work has been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Communication Arts, American Illustration, and at the Society of Illustrators.
Selected clients include: DAW Books, Del Rey Books, Orbit Books, Saga Press, Subterranean Press, Tor Books, Tor.com Publishing, Valve Software & Wizards of the Coast.
Micah Epstein is an illustrator working in fantasy and science fiction. After a childhood spent watching too many cartoons and reading too many comics, it's unsurprising that drawing is the way he can most meaningfully interface with the stories, worlds, and subjects that he loves. Balancing a methodical & scientific approach to illustration with that same energy and joy he felt as a kid, Micah's work explores feelings of mystery, stoicism, and majesty in its subjects.
Selected clients include: Tor, Saga Press, DAW Books, Pyr Books, Brandon Sanderson/Dragonsteel Entertainment, Bloomsbury, Dark Horse & Wizards of the Coast.