A collection of drawings taken straight from the pages of Sean Andrew Murray's personal sketchbooks over the past 4 years!
Many of the drawings are a fantasy world of his own creation, its buildings and architecture and characters and creatures.
"I like to think of sketchbooks as a window into the creative soul of an artist. For me, they are an indispensable part of my creative process. It is where all of my good ideas begin and evolve. The main output of my sketches over the past 10-15 years has been for my personal world-building project: Gateway, for which I have so far developed a self-published, full-color illustrated book titled: "Gateway: The Book of Wizards", as well as a board/card game hybrid called "Gateway: Uprising," published by CMON Games."
The format of the book is similar to Murray's actual personal sketchbooks and the drawings are accurate to their original size.
Sean Andrew Murray is a freelance illustrator, concept artist, author and teacher who has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly fifteen years.
The bulk of his career so far has been spent as a video game concept artist, working on such titles as "Dungeons & Dragons Online," "The Lord of the Rings Online," "Ultima Online", "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning."
His freelance client list includes: Legendary Pictures (Guillermo Del Toro), Disney-Hyperion Publishing, Meridian Entertainment/Travis Beacham (writer of Pacific Rim), Sideshow Collectibles, Wizards of the Coast, Lego, EA Games, CoolMiniOrNot, Privateer Press, Fantasy Flight Games, White Wolf Games, ImagineFX magazine, Steve Jackson Games, FableVision and 3DTotal.
Sean was a finalist for a medal in the 20th annual Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art competition. He was also nominated for a 2015 Chesley Award for "Best Unpublished Black-and-White Work." His work has been chosen for the past seven Spectrum annuals.
A graduate of Syracuse University, he has taught in the illustration department at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Recently he began working for visionary film director, producer and author Guillermo Del Toro on a television series called "Killing on Carnival Row" as well as an illustrated young-adult novel titled "Trollhunters."