September 26, 2011

Tyler Jacobson

Greetings everyone!!
I want to start with a huge thanks to Craig for putting this all together. I am very excited to start contributing and sharing with everyone.

I am going to keep it short and sweet here because...well...I'm not so good with the words.

I graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2009 and jumped into being a freelancer as fast as I could. Over the past few years I have been doing most of my fantasy gaming work with Wizards of the Coast. I have representation in New York were I do editorial and advertising work, but we are discussing Fantasy Gaming here and I will stick to that.

I still claim to be from the Bay Area but my wife and I currently live in Renton, WA. The northwest will most likely be our permanent home. I think the consensus is that we illustrators don't have free time and I concur. But on the off chance that I do, well, I am still trying to find things up in the Seattle area for recreation. I am fairly new to the area so if anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears.

My website needs a bit of an update which I am working on now.
My blog is more current:

Here is are a few samples as a visual introduction.


  1. Some day, in the not so distant future, you'll be doing a demonstration on painting to a packed auditorium. Before that demo the announcer will say: "and now, a man who needs no introduction...". I just hope I'm there to see it.

    Thanks for posting! As always, mind boggling work.

  2. Glad to see you on here, Tyler! Your medusa totally blew me away, by the way. I can only hope to be paired with your art someday in one of my DDI articles.

    Craig, look what you've gone and done. Exposed me to some more damned good artists so that now I'm starting to learn their names. Now you're not the only excellent illustrator in my world.

    But you're up there. ;)

    Jeff LaSala

  3. To play devil's advocate, Tyler was already paired with one of your articles:

    AND Michael Komarck did the covers for "The Darkwood Mask" and "Foreshadows", also written by you.

    Though I appreciate the compliment, I'm not even close to being in the same league as Jacobson and Komarck.

  4. Tyler's Art is pure fantasy come true! Absolutely dig it! :)

  5. Tyler, I've been a fan of your work ever since Jon first posted it up on the ArtOrder blog. Thanks for sharing here as well!

  6. Tyler, I've said this before, you are a beast among men. And now I have to post my introduction after you, you are a tough act to follow haha! I still can't get over how sick your latest dusa piece is.

  7. Holy crap! You're right, Craig. Duh. I've already been fortune for the pairing. :)


  8. Thanks everyone! Really means a lot.

  9. Great stuff as always Tyler! I love that piece with the dragon, hadn't seen it before. To echo Eric, you mean I have to follow this? :)

  10. That witch is creepy. Brilliant stuff.

  11. Still working traditional Tyler? =D


  12. Hey Tyler - I hear about you through Craig's story-telling but it's nice to meet you in the blog-flesh (is that term too creepy?)

    Your work is sick, man - absolutely fantastic. I love them all but the first and last pieces posted really stick with me. Nice :)

  13. Utterly brilliant work, Tyler !! Like most of the folks here, I keep on waiting for your work to plateau in some way, but it just keeps excelling.. Can't wait to see what's next.. =)

  14. man, i love the way you handle light. there's something both dramatic and yet subtle about it. dramatic, in that it gives the piece focus and draws the eye where you want it to go... but subtle in the way that it's handled in the actual application.

    i think Bramble Queen has got to be my favorite, though. love everything about it. the light, the colors, the textures, the character design. yummy.