September 19, 2012

Lucas Graciano

Thanks Craig for the invite into a crew of amazingly talented artists.  I feel extremely honored to be a part of it.  Some of you I've gotten to know pretty well and the others I will look forward to getting to know better.

I live in southern California with my unbelievably supportive wife and our beautiful 1yr old daughter.   I attended the Watts Atelier of the Arts where I got all of my formal training.  I now teach a couple of classes there and am proud to be a part of such a special school.  I was a self-taught digital artist until I started training traditionally.  I fell in love with oils and now paint strictly traditional.

My client list includes Wizards, Pyr, Sony, Paizo, and Blizzard among others.  For the last year I've been trying to figure out how to balance being a stay-at-home dad and a freelance illustrator - not sure if I've figured it out yet, but it is getting a little easier.  I hope I will be a worthy addition to an already overwhelming group of great talent.

To kick off here is a panorama shot of my studio and few new and not so new pieces.  

Up until about a year ago, I was sharing my studio in a 10x10 dining room with my cat's litter box.  That wasn't pleasant.

"Guardianship" - 30x40 Oil on Masonite - Private Commission

"Forest Elf" - 20x16 Oil on Masonite - SOE

"Grave Betrayal" - 12x16 Oil on Masonite - Wizards

"Dragon Swarm" - 24x18 Oil on Masonite - Paizo

"Grave Titan" - 18x24 Oil on Masonite - Wizards

I update my blog pretty regularly, you can see more of my updated work there- The Art of Lucas


  1. Welcome Lucas! Its great that you're joining the group, and I'm particularly happy to have another oil-painting-RPG guy to hang with.

  2. Great to have you here, man! Such an awesome selection of work to kick it off. Can't wait to see you sharing more posts with us.

  3. AWESOME stuff, Lucas! You are an asset to the group! Looking froward to seeing more! :D

  4. Amazing work Lucas! "Dragon Storm" has been a favorite since the first time I saw it... incredible movement in the composition. Honored to have you on board!

  5. Geez...who let this joker in?

    Alright, that's all the hazing I'm capable of. Great stuff man, I'm a huge fan but you already know that :)

  6. Thanks guys! I'm happy to be a part of the crew.

  7. Well, I'm late to this, but welcome aboard Lucas! Nice to have you around these parts.