In my search for new and interesting artists, I always seem to come across the COOLEST stuff! But you know what the most frustrating thing is for me? I find these artists, their work and realize that, in my trips to the comic book store every Wednesday, I had been seeing their stuff all the time on the shelves but NEVER BOTHERED to pick them up.
Then I see how awesome artists like Renae De Liz are and I hit myself over the head multiple times until I’ve physically scolded myself enough! (which usually only takes one head bang against the wall…than I wake up an hour later.)
Renae’s most recent accomplishment is the Womanthology. She, of course, is not the only one working on it. It’s a compilation of many different writers and artists showcasing their stuff and celebrating woman in comics, both real and made up. I’m not entirely certain if the book is available yet, but if not, it’s certainly close! Hopefully Renae will see this posting say get in contact with me and give me all the details! Go visit her website for more details!
In the meantime, I’ll be going back to my local comic book shop and looking for some of her past works like Rouge Angel, (the comic I constantly saw on the shelves but never picked up…stupid me!) and the last unicorn. I have no idea if the stories are good, but I don’t care! Her artistic prowess is enough for me! If you need inspiration to check her stuff out, take a look at some of these visual gems! (All images are taken from Renae’s Site.)
Now I’m no colorist – all my art is strictly graphite – but I can definitely say her work borders on being some of the BEST work I’ve ever seen in the genre. She reminds me of Amanda Conner’s style, but not as cartoony. Without a doubt I could (and probably already am) get hooked on her stuff!
Be sure to stop by Renae’s site, The Art Of Renae De Liz, and check out more of her stuff. Also, GO BUY SOME THING WITH HER ART IN IT! It’ll be great regardless of whether or not the story is good…which I’m sure it will be.