I was digging through some old D&D books the other day (yes, I was an even bigger nerd once upon a time), when I rediscovered an artist that was a huge inspiration for me.
Probably half the reason I kept buying those books was because he'd been given more and more page space as the franchise grew. I could never figure out his signature on the paintings, and never really pursued looking him up until recently.
His name is Wayne Reynolds. Dude works almost exclusively in acrylic! I've always been attracted to his sense of shape, contrast, gesture and characterization, but now that I know he's still working in traditional media... I mean, look at this stuff!