Andrew Whiteford

G'day folks. I'm Andrew Whiteford, an all 'round Aussie country bloke. This means that I'm going to spell armour with the U in it. Sanity Status: Married - to the wonderful Elfwood Artist Kat.Children: Another sexually transmitted disease. (Laugh). Yeah I've got some, and wouldn't have it any other way. Occupation: Digital Media Producer. Favourite Artists: Frank Frazetta, Alfredo Alcala, Boris Vallejo, Mike Ploog, Ken Kelly, Jonathon Bowser and Joe Jusko.Favourite Authors: Tolkien, Howard (Conan, Kull), Moorcock (Elric), Burroughs (Tarzan), and Shakespeare.Favourite Tools: Pencil, Ink Pens, Photoshop, Wacom Tablet. Like so many others I entered the Fantasy Genre by reading the works of Tolkien back in the late 70's. That led me to playing D&D, then AD&D, painting figurines, drawing Fantasy art, and so on.Beyond the Fantasy I have a deep interest in Medieval History. This has led to the collection of weapons and armour including Mail, Helms, Swords, Axes, Bows, etc. We've been involved in Medieval Re-enactment scene for 15 years. Once you've worn a suit of armour and fought in it, you soon realise how impossible it is to actually wield the weapons and armour that we see depicted in Fantasy Art. (Sorry to burst the bubble).I am a completely untrained artist, so I've had to try to learn in my spare time (When I'm not wrestling killer Koalas or Kangaroos - Crikey mate!). My goals over the next few years are to improve my depictions of the human figure.

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