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, Italy

FRANCESCA BÆRALD - Freelance Illustrator

For Info, Original Art for Sale and Commissions: francesca.baerald@gmail.com

Prints and other stuff for Sale: http://society6.com/FrancescaBaerald/prints
YouTube Channell: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8u9AXCk_eCYUX2jDWLSj0g?feature=watch

I was born in Modena (Italy) on the Spring of 1982.
I've spent my first 20 years studying piano,guitar and violin, playing in a few metal bands and recording also a cd.
My passion for drawing never faded away and after some experiences as founder of an artistic handicraft business, I decided to channel my passion for RPG, videogames, fantasy and sci-fi starting in 2010 to study Illustration at Scuola Internazionale Comics in Reggio Emilia.

I finished art class with full marks and honours in 2013.

I worked as a traditional colorist for the italian comics 'Agenzia Incantesimi Reloaded'. I've recently done the book cover and some paintings for the italian fantasy/sci-fi book 'Tales from Helleborya'. I've also realized illustrations for the RPGs 'Shah Mat', 'Faith Empire' and 'Forest Keeper'.

One of my illustrations has been featured on a BBC TV programme in 2013.

I've won first place in 'Disegna l'Apocalisse' by Paolo Barbieri and Chrysalide editions , 'Succhiasangue Contest' by Scuola Internazionale Comics,'Sexy & Chaotic contest' by Federico Memola.

One of my painting has been selected to be published in 'Infected by Art' 2014.

My artworks have been published on these magazines:
Dartzine, Skillism Visual Creativity, Mi Natura, Wanderer Magazine, Templum,Little Book of Monsters Vol.1, Kingdom of Fantasy.

My artworks have been displayed at the following exhibitions: Bee Live,Grifio Art Gallery.-