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“Think like a child!” – Fantasy artist Iris Compiet on how to kickstart your career as an illustrator

Iris Compiet is an award-winning Dutch visual artist with a penchant for fairies, witches, elves and everything whimsical.

Her roster of clients include Wizards of the Coast (the company behind Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons) and Harper Collins.

Credit: Iris Compiet

Credit: Iris Compiet

She’s also the author of Faeries of the Faultlines, an art book about a wondrous world brimming with all sorts of fantasy creatures. Faeries of the Faultlines was a Kickstarter hit, raising more than € 100k.

A new edition of the book will be released in June 2021.

Faeries of the Faultlines

The new edition of Faeries of the Faultlines

We had the opportunity to interview Iris Compiet at Playgrounds – The Art Department, an online fest dedicated to concept art and design. She discussed how she launched her career and she gave a few tips for aspiring creators.

You can watch the interview on our revamped YouTube channel:

The interview with Iris Compiet is part of a series of interviews we realized with trailblazing creators at Playgrounds – The Art Department 2020. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to not miss them!


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