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Thanks for stopping in, take a look and if you have any questions feel free to contact me, I am always willing to help other artists, or discuss projects with possible collaborators. Enjoy the work!



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My wife bought me the Name of the Wind. She liked the title, and the cover, and thought that since I liked fantasy I'd like this book.

She didn't realize that speculative fiction and especially fantasy, is a house divided as a genre. With so many subtleties and nuances that there's very generally no way on earth you can judge a book by it's cover.

Like so many things about my career in art (never thought I'd write that) that sentiment turned out to be oddly presaging. Because you see now, just a scant 4 years after having read The Name of the Wind for the first time I'm working with the man I consider to be the best living author of fantasy fiction. For my money that title bears no exceptions or co-bearers. Pat Rothfuss is for me the very best there is.

Strange because it was my wife seeing the cover illustration that first time that made her encourage me to send my portfolio out to various places. To see if my pictures were something that could be a career as well as a passion. I never entertained that nonsense for a moment. My very sensible mid-western rust belt upbringing told me that art was a fine hobby. Yes, a great hobby to have and pursue... after you got home from the shop. It was really her that urged me to send out 13 initial portfolios. It says something of the narrative of my life that from those 13 I received my first 7 assignments.

Now here we are. This project is a quirky sort of trivial piece of the KingKiller Chronicles. Just some oddments really. However it's a lot more to me just because of the sheer unlikeliness of it all. Because of all the bits and bobs that had to land just so for it to ever have been. My partner and friend Erik Dahlman changed both our lives for the better when we decided to take a stab at making things we love for a living and hoping that other people liked them too. Hoping that when you saw Albino Dragon on a thing, that you'd know what you were buying. He took a gamble on me, and I him. Here too everything sort of tumbled into place.

So you might wonder what I think the secret is. What's the trick? There really isn't one that I know of. Hard work, love of what we do, and you guys and gals. That's it really. That's all there has ever really been.

So now this. It's been surreal, and a hell of a lot of fun. It helps that the designs are personal and precious to me, that these are the pictures I would draw anyway. These are the pictures that shape all the others. They are that much better because I get to share them. Thanks guys and gals. Friends, family and fans. You guys are all as much Albino Dragon as the two of us.

Now, let's go and chance the wind.



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Shane Tyree
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
- I have always been influenced by Fantasy and Sci-Fi, specifically the Fantasy novel cover art of the 80's and 90's. Larry Elmore, Tom Baxa, Clyde Caldwell and others created art that transported the viewer into a colorful and fantastic world of camp, and high adventure. I look for that feeling of wonder in my work today.



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ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Galen-Ihlenfeldt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Thank you for the watch, kind sir :)
MoonlitLady Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
ListonGull Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work man
derHaase Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope you haven't forgotten about me man, long time no talk!
ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heya Sam :-D It has been a long time!
derHaase Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I got a program for free ( because I don't have photoshop on my new lappy) that I can color on, and I got the drivers for my tablet so I'm back in business for digital art!!! :)
How've you been doin'? your art looks awesome!
ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Been doing pretty amazing. Our last few projects have really gone well. You should catch up with me on Skype
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Neesha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, nice art for the kickstarter!
ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! You're stuff is great as well
Kvothe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Artist
ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Axcido Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ^_^ great gallery!

I want to invite you at my page
I start a poll ... please vote ---------> [link]

And if you have time... a comment or a fave of my new draw [link]
BirkitaoftheAithne Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav/s :D
elweth-silvan-elf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! ;)
Zkybo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Nice lovecraft works! I love lovecraft books! Watching :D
KEIreland Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I stalk you on deviantart now! :3

I didn't have access to my computer all weekend, so this is the first chance I've gotten to take a look here. Hope you got home safe!
WolfJae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Artist
Thank-you for accepting our invitation to :iconfantasy-jae: and becoming one of our minions. hope to see more of you in the near future.

+ llama

sincerely your founder :iconwolfjae:
ClarisseMcClellan135 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for the fave!! :D
VelVetVorteX Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank yoou so much for the :+devwatch: and the support. It means a lot. :hug:

PS I've been using your dragon sketch as reference for the past few months in our dnd game ^_^
ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I am flattered! I have a few more I will be posting soon from a game I am developing for Tracy Hickman, the author of the Dragonlance Chronicles. So you are welcome to use those as well!
VelVetVorteX Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thats so nice of you. Im looking forward to seeing more of your work. ;)

Also Thank you so much for the favs. It means a lot :aww:
BLACK-METAL-WOLVEN Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is awesome dude !!
ShaneTyreeArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks!
AnneRiceBowl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! Apparently, I DO "know" you! I didn't realize you're on my DA Watchlist!
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