Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Samantha Nowak Stamps

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm back today with some new stamps from a brand new designer to Queen Kat Designs! Samantha Nowak is the best princess, comical fairy designer I know! I'm proud to call her my friend and have her here at the Castle as a stamp designer. I had so much fun with the Hawaiian Princess.. But you'll see her on my personal blog when you get there in the hop today. :)

Lets meet Samantha...

Fantasy artist Samantha Nowak was born in Nuremburg, Germany (considered a US citizen born abroad) and grew up a military brat, moving around most of her childhood and into her teenage years. She has always drawn; fantasy, fairy tale and mythology have been a major inspiration for her artwork. In 2005 she graduated with a BA in Art, area of emphasis in illustration. After a company downsize in 2008 Samantha was given a blessing in disguise – go find a new graphic design job, or tread into the world of freelancing art and illustration, the area of her true passion. She choose the latter and has never looked back.

Since then Samantha has done freelance work in graphic design, webpage design, character design, and illustration work for a children’s book, novellas, and comic book covers. Over the past year she has focused more on personal artwork and licensing, and taken fewer freelancing jobs.

The art collection of Samantha’s ranges from cute and enchanting, like the characters she creates for her Enchanted Names series and elegant watercolor faeries, to more dark and haunting, like the pieces Companion, Raven Witch, and soon to be released: Morrigan. While the range from dark to light may create an unusual spectrum of artwork, it allows Samantha to express herself in multiple areas. In many of her fantasy pieces you will find symbolism, for Samantha highly enjoys researching mythology and placing colors, symbols, or items of significance in her paintings.

When not working on a painting, Samantha also plots and schemes working on graphic novels. She loves drawing comics, and has many story ideas (several her own, several collaborated with an artist friend), which she hopes someday to be published.

Today we have 8 Princesses for you! They are themed "Princesses of the World" She has illustrated these beauties with different ethnicities in mind. Check some of them out...
To see the rest of the new release, click here. The next stop on our hop today is.... Jan!
Thanks for coming! Enjoy your day.
Here's the hop order for today:
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Nina said...

This is just a gorgeous line! So enchanting!

My name is Wynneth said...

Each and every one of these princess stamps are totally adorable - I have to have the whole set !! Right now!!!!


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