Lena Richards

Lena Richards was born and raised in Ukraine, moved to US in 2014. Being raised in orthodox slavic country, exposure to traditional bysantine icons and old manuscripts created a fascination and a passion for creating similar artworks. The interest was cultivated through her teenage years and turned into staple in her art by using gold leaf and old Cyrilic calligraphy.

Lena is more professionally known as a fantasy illustrator and concept artist since 2006.

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE 

[2018 - present day] - Wizards of The Coast (USA) - illustrator

[2016 - present day] - ArenaNet (USA) - concept artist

[2015 - 2016] - Sucker Punch Productions (USA) - concept artist

[2014] - Blue Point Games (USA) - Illustrator / concept artist (contract)

[2012 - 2013] - Cryptozoic | Blizzard (USA) - illustrator (contract)

[2012 - 2013] - Cryptozoic | Square Enix (USA) - illustrator (contract)

[2012] - Fox 3D Studios (Estonia) - illustrator / graphic designer (contract)

[2006 - 2011] - SkyBox Studios (Ukraine) - illustrator / concept artist / graphic designer

 

Bibliography

[2016] - "Papillon" - personal artbook

[2015] - Imagine FX | Issue 118 - featured artist for artbook review

[2015] - 2D Artist | Issue 109 - sketchbook

[2014] - “Substrata” by UDON - editor, featured artist

[2013] - “Expose 11” by Ballistic Publishing - featured artist

[2013] - Imagine FX | Issue 101 - featured artist for artbook

[2012] - “D’artiste Fashion Design: Digital Art Masters” by Ballistic publishing - featured artist

[2012] - “Exotique 7” by Ballistic Publishing - featured artist

[2012] - Imagine FX | Issue 087 - Cover artist, painting workshop

[2012] - “ARQUTE Digital | vol1” by Celistic Publishing -  featured artist, cover artist

[2011] - “Exotique 6” by Ballistic Publishing - featured artist

[2010] - “Exotique 5” by Ballistic Publishing - featured artist

[2010] - “Expose 8” by  Ballistic Publishing - featured artist

[2008] - 2D Artist | Issue 34 - featured Gallery artist

[2008] - 2D Artist | Issue 33 - featured Gallery artist