2009 Texas Teens Read!

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About the Artist: Emily Fiegenschuh

Emily Fiegenschuh Like most professional artists, Emily Fiegenschuh has been drawing ever since she can remember. Her art career began at a very young age when she set up a card table in the hallway of her home and sold her drawings of monsters and animals to family members for $.05 and $.10. Later, (much later), with support from said family members, she attended art school at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and graduated with honors and a BFA from the Illustration program in 2001. After working for one year as a product designer at The Franklin Mint, Emily returned to her childhood dream of creating creatures and characters when she began freelancing for Wizards of the Coast. Since then, she has been creating fantasy illustrations for a number of clients. Emily has illustrated numerous Dungeons and Dragons rulebooks for Wizards of the Coast, and has contributed cover and interior illustrations to the Mirrorstone Young Adult novel series Knights of the Silver Dragon. Her art has also appeared in the New York Times Bestsellers A Practical Guide to Dragons and A Practical Guide to Monsters, both published by Mirrorstone. Recently, Emily has been working on paintings for the Inuit Mythology Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Inuit myths and legends. She is also illustrating the fantasy series "The Star Shard", for Cricket Magazine.

Even in this digital age, Emily still draws and paints traditionally. Her illustrations are painted with gouache on watercolor paper. In addition to drawing and painting, in her spare time, Emily enjoys sculpting, and one of her pieces was featured in Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

Emily lives with her husband, Vinod, in Wisconsin, where she can sometimes be found baking cookies at 1:00 a.m. One of her favorite things to do is sit in the studio with Vinod, who is also an artist, and talk, joke, and draw until the wee hours of the morning. Much of the rest of her time is devoted to caring for guinea pigs, both her own and those she fosters for a local rescue until they are adopted.

Selected Titles Illustrated by Emily Fiegenschuh

  • A Practical Guide to Dragons
  • A Practical Guide to Monsters
  • A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding
  • A Practical Guide to Wizardry
  • Knights of the Silver Dragon young adult novel series
  • "The Star Shard" serialized in Cricket Magazine
  • Dungeons and Dragons books including:
    • Draconomicon
    • Ghostwalk
    • Monster Manual II and III
    • Player's Handbook II
    • Races of the Dragon
    • Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

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