Ok, FINALLY. Every single day since DAY ONE, I've thought...what about Mike? And it's seemed obvious, or a little too fanboy, or something...I dunno. Today is my last day for a while in California, so I figured "What the heck?" When I started painting and drawing back in 2008, like most people, I picked up "Skillful Huntsman", and fell in love with Mike's work. That hasn't changed in 6 years. I feel very privileged that what has changed is now I call him a friend. His paintings and his philosophy have inspired me greatly, and I hope they do the same for you. (And yes, I am going to feature his amazing wife too...they work together enough that it was pretty hard to find work that was just him! Hopefully, I succeeded.)
Seth Rutledge is a visual developer and concept artist for the animation and video game industries, a photographer and a coffee snob living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before he discovered illustration, he received a CSCI/Math degree from UNC-Charlotte, and has lived and worked all over the United States and Canada. He has run marathons, taught English in Japan, been CTO for a pharma marketing company and done fashion photography in NYC. Seth has two albums he wrote and played keyboards on, and he plays the theramin whenever he gets the chance. Seth spends so much time in coffee shops drawing that he is mentioned in online reviews. He would love a career drawing elves and goblins for a living.