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Voice of Mars (Starship's Mage Book 3) Cover Desig by JackGiesen Voice of Mars (Starship's Mage Book 3) Cover Desig :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 Cover for Hand of Mars by Glynn Stewart by JackGiesen Cover for Hand of Mars by Glynn Stewart :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 Cover for Space Carrier Avalon by Glynn Stewart by JackGiesen Cover for Space Carrier Avalon by Glynn Stewart :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 Starships Mage E5 Cover by JackGiesen Starships Mage E5 Cover :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 1 0 First Strike Cover for Christopher G. Nuttall by JackGiesen First Strike Cover for Christopher G. Nuttall :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 2 0 Children of Prophecy: Final Painting Without Text by JackGiesen Children of Prophecy: Final Painting Without Text :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 Children of Prophecy Cover by JackGiesen Children of Prophecy Cover :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 1 3 2012 House by JackGiesen 2012 House :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 2010 Home 13 by JackGiesen 2010 Home 13 :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 2010 Home 12 by JackGiesen 2010 Home 12 :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 2009 Home 10 by JackGiesen 2009 Home 10 :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 1 3 2010 Daily Sketch 2 by JackGiesen 2010 Daily Sketch 2 :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 2010 Daily Sketch 1 by JackGiesen 2010 Daily Sketch 1 :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 1 0 Starship's Mage: Episode 4 Cover by JackGiesen Starship's Mage: Episode 4 Cover :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0 2011 Back Study by JackGiesen
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2011 Back Study :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0
2010 Something Blue by JackGiesen 2010 Something Blue :iconjackgiesen:JackGiesen 0 0


The Forever Girl by RebeccaFrank The Forever Girl :iconrebeccafrank:RebeccaFrank 7 0 Final Shot - Drawing Reference by SenshiStock Final Shot - Drawing Reference :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 5,748 669 Flame Sniper - Pose Reference by SenshiStock Flame Sniper - Pose Reference :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 6,232 608 hades and persephone 1 by sandara hades and persephone 1 :iconsandara:sandara 57,879 2,600 hades and persephone 2 by sandara hades and persephone 2 :iconsandara:sandara 143,866 11,133 .the Stolen Planets by masKade .the Stolen Planets :iconmaskade:masKade 380 82 Carciphona - Tango by shilin Carciphona - Tango :iconshilin:shilin 37,670 1,074 Saber by theDURRRRIAN Saber :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 2,479 56 Elf head tutorial by yuchenghong Elf head tutorial :iconyuchenghong:yuchenghong 1,934 81 Korra Aura Original by Artgerm Korra Aura Original :iconartgerm:Artgerm 9,316 230 Dragon 1 - Linnorm by Adorael Dragon 1 - Linnorm :iconadorael:Adorael 5,130 519 Contemplation 2 by xXDragon-TamerXx Contemplation 2 :iconxxdragon-tamerxx:xXDragon-TamerXx 4 9 red by mltc red :iconmltc:mltc 1,081 40 Icy Shyvana by theDURRRRIAN Icy Shyvana :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 4,435 119 Angel (light) by jameswolf Angel (light) :iconjameswolf:jameswolf 16,857 518 Spirit of Wastelands by liiga Spirit of Wastelands :iconliiga:liiga 2,970 106


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Jack Giesen
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I believe that a touch of the unreal can help us better understand our fellow human beings, and that's why I explore fantasy, folklore, and metaphor in my paintings and site-specific installations. So many of the stories we were brought up with from childhood still deeply resonate with our current selves, and our empathy is inspired when we see those stories play out in front of our eyes.

In addition to my own work, I design book covers for independent science fiction and fantasy authors. Send me an email at if you'd like a quote for your project!



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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! How have you been? I had to drop by, hoping
all is going well for you. ^^

I see you worked on another book cover. Wow! It's awesome. :)
I'm really glad you've been on a creative role. ^^
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! How are things going here? ^^
I was going to do some interpretations but felt a bit tired to really write any today so I ended up just visiting people here and there, giving my greetings on DA. :)
JackGiesen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just painting. ;)

And yourself?
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I eventually interpreted after all. The most challenging pic I gave myself to interpret was kawaii style art. XD Oh man...I was so not used this cutesy art style, I had the most difficult moment of really studying it just now. I was afraid I'd get cavities from all the sweetness! XD Oh! But I bared with it, and studied it and interpreted for an artist who had been going through some tough times. I wanted to reach out and cheer her up with an interpretation so she can feel encourage to keep her dreams alive. It was a double meme of her character and her boyfriend. Very cute and funny. But man, it was hard to interpret, but I've managed. XD

Part of the fun and challenge of interpretation is being able to venture outside of my comfort zone to interpret other genres. In doing so, I learn much about the appeal of a certain genre or style, and also appreciate it for what it is. Kawaii, abstract, and photography, are one of the most challenging medias I've ever interpreted. Oh and nude photography especially, cause my face literally turns red and my friends tend to tease me. And I'd have to explain that I'm interpreting art to understand the meaning of the concept. But most of the time I get, "Sure you are" for a reply. Oh brother...XD

But as an artist, I've learned to keep an open mind. The art world is limitless with possibilities. And also teaches the extent and depths of our imagination. I'm not sure I'd be ready to interpret horror/macebre. Or however it is spelled. Gorey art, I can't really stomach it, mostly cause of my vivid imagination. I really put myself into the world of art, which is a fun blessing, but in darker realms a bit of a curse. XD One day, I'll find the courage to venture there, but it won't be anytime soon. One time I interpreted a photo of a girls mouth with hair in it and it made me gag in mid interpretation. When I was done, I stood over the bathroom wanting to throw up. XD Oh man...why did I even recall this...XD

Anyway, that's the experience of my interpreting art trek adventure. XD
JackGiesen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
And thank you for the fave!
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JackGiesen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Macabre, yes. I think it's fair to stay away from that—the artist creates it for the people who enjoy looking at it, so if it disturbs you (in a bad way), there's no point spending time looking at it.

I think that the skills you're developing in interpreting art are valuable, but keep in mind that there are usually multiple interpretations of a piece of artwork, and other people's interpretations are valid, too! It might be a good idea to pick up some art magazines and read what other people have to say, as well. :)
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! I had to drop by and see how you've been. ^^
I've been busy with my seasonal job with the Salvation Army as a bell Ringer.
Though I don't have as much time at the moment, like I used to, it's been
challenging to keep up with everyone here. XD

Since my consistency in sharing interpretations, I've been gaining more watchers. I almost feared
that I'd stretch myself thin. I found myself all over the place, but I do enjoy the experience of
every creative worlds I've visited here on DA.

Say have you seen this documentary on CNN called "Ivory Tower"? It was very interesting and explained allot about what we went through as college students. The trailer is on you tube, but I don't know if the actual documentary had been downloaded yet. ^^
JackGiesen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks for letting me know about the Ivory Tower documentary! I'll check it out.

I hear you with busyness. I'm doing a lot of website work at the moment, and I'm temping next week, so I feel kind of swamped.

Thanks for checking in! I'm glad that participating more at DA through the interpretations has been working for you. :)
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome. ^^

It's those swampy seasons. XD Oh man, I just fell asleep in mid writing here. XD
I just woke up this morning, waiting for the coffee to brew. XD
JackGiesen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Seriously guys, what's a llama badge? This is a new thing.
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