“We have the best fucking job in the world.” Iris Compiet wanted to become an artist ever since she knew that there were people getting paid to paint dreams. Before becoming a fulltime fantasy artist, Iris went through a long period of trial and error, while figuring out what she did and didn’t want. Today she earns her money with projects she loves to do. “Everything I do, even the work I do for clients, feels like play. I try to find my fun and myself in every single thing.”
Her personal project Faeries of the Faultlines was a huge success. It is an art book filled with sketches and full color pieces accompanied by short stories taking readers on epic journeys.She has worked on the illustrations for Wizards of the Coast and Harper Collins’ House of Furies, as well as illustrating the official The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra.