Andrew Gaia | Blog

Welcome to the developmental blog of artist and illustrator Andrew Gaia. Here you will Join Andrew as he shares ideas, tips and advice on everything he has learned over his long career in illustration and design. We will also get to see works in progress for different types of Andrews art | Oil Painting, Digital Painting, Sketching and more. Andrew hopes to share videos, images, writing and all resources that give anyone, with a desire to learn, helpful tips for their own creative futures.

More Old Art Retired to the Vault

More Old Art Retired to the Vault

Ahh yes progress is nice, but it is so sad to see some old friends go. All the hours spent were not wasted though. Here is some old art retired to make room for new. Art is a fluid process much like a river and through time the pieces of our past go downstream paving...

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Scar the Uzgoth Leader | Villain Concept Art

Scar the Uzgoth Leader | Villain Concept Art

Finally I have the opportunity to share with you one of the character villain concept art pieces done last summer. It is for a tactical strategy game being developed for Downsideup games. I had such a blast creating so much work for Oliver and his team. I got the...

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Book Cover Redesign | Saving MIM

Book Cover Redesign | Saving MIM

As an illustrator we are presented with a wide range of opportunities to work with others in a wide variety of direction and purpose. Usually, I am creating a piece for someone who has not had work done or needs new material to fill their visual profile. But with...

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Forest God | Deer Shaman

Forest God | Deer Shaman

After months of non-stop work I finally got the chance to go out and solo camp in the middle of the woods, inspiring the Forest God Piece. Something about being out in nature really clears your head and helps one to remember the wealth of opportunity in the world...

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Reference the Masters and Desert Strike

Reference the Masters and Desert Strike

  Even the old masters used reference, and we need to as well. As artists we often think of our developing technique, style, approach and flow. But we must also consider our maturing ability to find reference. As you start to get a feel for colors, values,...

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Art Evolution of The Beast

Art Evolution of The Beast

  Today marks another day in the evolution of the beast, and life as an artist. As we develop we take a lot of the ideas and concepts of the past and totally smash them to pieces. But it is important not to throw those pieces away. Whether it is an old technique, idea...

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Reign of the Gods, and a New Store!

Reign of the Gods, and a New Store!

A whole lot of new stuff is finally here!!! First of all I am finally introducing my development for REIGN OF THE GODS strategy board game to the world. The game, in short summary, is a "Hero" based combat game where you summon creatures, cast spells and collect...

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The Dragons Egg | Properly Planning Art

The Dragons Egg | Properly Planning Art

Proper planning your Art is the key to a successful piece. All the research, reference, reading, studying and practice has a purpose greater than simply getting better. Planning makes the work so much more fluid, it takes all the struggles and challenges and enables...

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Art Skill Upgrade | Robert Beverly Hale

Art Skill Upgrade | Robert Beverly Hale

As an artist, one must always be in the mindset of promoting an art skill upgrade. In creative work, more than any other field, it seems that importance of growing must always be at the forefront. As I start each piece, work through their individual challenges and...

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Managing Time | Winged Protection

Managing Time | Winged Protection

In this busy world its just as much about finding time as it is about managing time you do have. As we grow and practice we begin to discover aspects about our creation that no one can teach us. We learn when we paint, write, search, research and rest the best. Take...

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