Brian Brinlee has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2001. Like most artists, he grew up drawing on anything he could get his busy little hands on. It was during college, where he pursued a degree in graphic art with disastrous results that he realized his brain just wasn't wired for it. His heart lay in illustration. He found that creating a visual story was much more interesting than tooling around with graphic shapes and lines. He started out working in comics and eventually expanded into other fields such as game art and book covers.