Its May and we welcome Rowena Aitken to join us for a whole month of Thursday posts while Gary is on extended leave. We thought we'd ask Rowena some questions to help introduce her to you all.
What was your first published work?
That was for Mongoose's Traveller 8: Dilettante
Who or what inspires you?
Nature mostly, you see some crazy-beautiful things out there in the big wide world! Organic things, very sort of Mucha style; flowing hair, flowing bodies, dynamic poses, multi-limbed cephalopod molluscs, water, the colour teal. Very girly things really that are the complete opposite of what I've been drawing lately!
What would be your dream job to illustrate?
That's a hard one! Right now I'd really love to just do a big organic colour project, something quite graphic yet painterly; possibly creature based stuff.
What can we expect to see from you next (what are you working on)?
Right now I'm working on art for a re-release of Black Monastery for Frog God Games, pretty intense project with some great art briefs.
If you hadn't become an artist what do you think you'd have ended up doing?
It was between art and biology at school, 6th year studies for these were scheduled at the same time so it was one or the other. If I'd gone down the biology route it would have been probably forensic pathology! I'm still obsessed by the human body, anatomy - human and animal, by the awesomeness of nature.
Tome of Horrors Complete by Frog God Games.