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Sophie E Tallis
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I'm a professionally trained artist, freelance illustrator and also work as an illustrator for HarperCollins. I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and was awarded an MA place at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in London, which I had to give up due to life restraints at the time but which I will take up one day! I also did a National Diploma in Art & Design in addition to my a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

I have extraordinarily refined visual acuity skills and am a highly skilled drawer, with excellent draftsmanship abilities.

I'm an illustrator, painter, traditional artist and writer hailing from the west country.
I have a passion for nature, landscapes and SFF.

So far I have illustrated 11 books for various authors and publishing houses and have recently been taken on as a HarperCollins illustrator, with two hand drawn fantasy maps due to be published by them in June 2017 for grimdark debuts, 'The Court of Broken Knives' by Anna Smith-Spark & 'Godblind' by Anna Stephens.

Current Residence: Earth
Print preference: Sharp and in-focus!
Favourite genre of music: Rock, motown, opera and classical...basically anything except country or rap!
Favourite photographer: Bruce Chatwin, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long among many others!
Favourite style of art: Traditional paintings/drawings, but like good post-modern conceptualism too and sci-fi/fantasy art!
Operating System: Human
Shell of choice: Silk or velvet
Wallpaper of choice: Nature
Skin of choice: Epidermis
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: doesn't get any easier!
Well, after a LONG break, I am!

Deviantart continues to astound and inspire me in equal measure...there are quite a few SERIOUSLY talented folks on here!

Anyway, unfortunately, I just haven't had much time for adding new artwork, something I hope to resolve come the summer.

But on the news front, things have been fecking AMAZING!!!!!

My debut novel, White Mountain - Book 1 of The Darkling Chronicles, is being published!!!!!!!

Yay!!!!! Woo and Hoo!!!!!!

White Mountain comes out in paperback 30th September this year and will be available in Waterstones and all good bookshops worldwide!!! SOOOOOOO excited! My publishers have also very kindly included some of my illustrations into the book!

I'm currently writing Book 2 'Darkling Rise' and will then move my arse and draw some new illustrations for that too.

But just a HUGE shout-out to all my friends, family and supporters who have helped to make this life-time's dream possible!



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XxRixX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch!!!! :hug::tighthug::glomp:=D
Tollam Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure honey!!!!!
XxRixX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if we have any common interests, but thanks for the watch anyway.
Tollam Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Jabrosky,

Thanks again for choosing some of my art as your faves. I too have a love of history, particularly ancient cultures and mythology. Archeology and paleotology are also interests.

Cheers again
Boywent Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hi Tollam, SRWENT (Dream Catcher) thought I would check out your work and here, this is my son. Boywent, he has some on this site too.
Tollam Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! I'll check it out too...must go to bed now though...cheers honey, sweetdreams xx
sam241 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! You got this far :P
Tollam Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers Sam!!!

Just trying to upload a few images today. :)
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