Ariel Burgess : Illustrator
“I have been told I am funny, friendly. I spend most of my time painting/researching, I travel often and have friends all over the country. I'm a bit obsessed with research and details. You can often find my singing and painting with my cat.”
Ariel grew up in the Washington, D.C area.
She has an associates of Web Design that she earned at Montgomery College. During her semester she painted the Wheel of Time playing cards and was diagnosed with Dyslexia. She has since branched out towards film, story-boarding and concept art. She was an Official artist for The Wheel of Time from 2012 to 2019 and has been published internationally. Her first publication was in “Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics”. Ariel has won a Geeky award for “best licensed Toy/product for the Wheel of Time playing cards”, was published in “The Wheel of Time Companion” which was nominated for a World Fantasy award, and Won a Gold Award for Digital Expression in 2019 from International Film Festival DC Web Fest. Ariel has also Won People’s Choice and Best in show at JordanCon for four years. See her online resume at LinkedIn.
Awards and Works of Note
"Best Licensed Toy/Game Product" from the first-ever The Geekie Awards!
Gold Award Winner for Digital Expression 2019 From DC Web Fest
People's Choice Best Art in Show at JordanCon 10, 7 & 8. As well as Judges choice at JordanCon 6
Wheel of Time Transition Posters, Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, Nynaeve, Lan and Moiraine
Stan Lee's How to Draw comics! page:86 Thor Line Art
"Ariel was really great to work with. I had some definite ideas of what I wanted for the book cover for "Damselle in Distress" and gave them to her and she did a great job working them into the art, as well as creating some really clever ideas of her own. She poured a lot of time and effort into it, and I really appreciated the fact that she wanted to make it the best it could be."
~ Kiley Kellermeyer, Author of “Damselle in Distress”
"Thank you so very much Ariel! We are hanging the painting of Aviendha in her room"
~ Ebony A.
"I absolutely love the detail put into the photo. It was a pleasure to work with you and I will never regret commissioning this one and the one of her mother. An excellent engagement gift for us and a birthday gift for her mother."
~ Freddy K.
"Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart from taking on my commission! Please use commission in whatever media you wish, flattered that you want to!! Your work is amazing, onwards & upwards :) "
"The client is impressed, I'm happy with the product. Everyone is super impressed with both her work ethic and quality.
They can't stop talking about it."
~ James Fox, CEO Dawnrunner Productions
"What a joy to work with! Ariel is intuitive, collaborative, and has outstanding instincts. I know it's a cliche' but her figures really do "come alive," each an individual with a personality all their own. The very competitive price was simply the "icing on the cake!" I look forward to working with her again... and again... and again!"
~ J. H. Moore, Author of the “Elfwatcher Chronicles”
"Okay, you guys gotta check this out. I commissioned the lovely and extremely talented Ariel B. to do this poster for me. How awesome is this?! "
~ Patrick Kennedy CEO of Infinity Designs
"Thanks a million yet again. I'm really very very very happy with it. It's all I could ever hope for, you really managed to paint what I had in my head."