This is my favorite digital painting. It is the background on computer. I think it is absolutely beautiful. The artist is Ursula Vernon. I first became aware of her work many many years ago on Elfwood http://www.elfwood.com/ a SciFi & Fantasy community.
This site is a great place for people to share their science fiction and fantasy artwork. She has other pieces that are just as lovely. I had lost track of her work so I googled her today out of curiosity. She is doing just fabulous.
She has a web comic out called Digger http://www.diggercomic.com/ that has won a Hugo award. She is also the author and illustrator of her own children’s books her first book is titled Nurk: The Strange Surprising Adventures Of A (Somewhat) Brave Shrew and has a series called Dragon Breath and two fantasy novels Black Dogs: The House of Diamond and Black Dogs: The Mountain of Iron. In doing more research on her I also found that one of her works had become an internet sensation and was turned into a meme. A piece called The Biting Pear of Salamanca http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lolwut and has made it as an entry in the Urban Dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lol%20wut%20pear
I haven’t had a chance to see any of the books as of yes, but I think that is wonderful to see how far she has come. It give hope that with perseverance and hard work what can be accomplished. I wanted to share her work because it was something that made me smile and every time I see it….. I find new things. I hope you will enjoy her work as well. She is an inspiration to me. I hope some of you will feel free to comment with artist who inspire you. I’d love to see it.