Lucas Graciano is a multi award-winning artist who began his education at the Watts Atelier in 2001. During this time, he began working in the video game industry as a visual development artist. In 2005, Lucas was approached by Jeff to teach. This gave him the opportunity to develop his skills further while he continued to explore different art paths in his career. An accomplished illustrator, Lucas now works as a freelance artist focusing primarily on fantasy illustration doing book covers, card art, and other promotional works. Some of his clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Paizo, Pyr Publications, Sony Online Entertainment, Upper Deck, and Wizards of the Coast. Lucas has worked on a number of licenses, including Dungeons and Dragons, Everquest, Magic the Gathering, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. Lucas’ work can be seen in various publications, including Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, American Artist magazine, and many others. A notable achievement is the numerous awards Lucas has won which include the 2009 and 2010 Chesley Awards for Best Gaming Related Art, 2013 Silver Award for Spectrum’s Institutional Category, and an Honorable Mention in the Art Renewal Center’s 2013 Imaginative Realism category. Lucas is highly respected for his strong commitment to his art while at the same balancing his teaching, fast-rising career, and raising a wonderful family. For more information on Lucas’ art, visit his website: www.lucasgraciano.com and his blog www.lucasgraciano.blogspot.com.