Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Hi there ! As you may know I recently collaborated with two of the finest dutch musicians ever (yes yes ^^) Anneke Van Giersbergen and Arjen Lucassen for the cover artwork of their album, The Diary (Century Media, 2015).

Now pre-orders have just opened and I really cannot believe how amazing everything looks : there are of course cd's, digipak, but also LP's, a tshirt and even a 48 pages artbook !



I can't wait to get my copies :heart:

Pre orders will all be signed by Arjen and Anneke : Release date: March 23, 2015.
Arjen's webstore: www.store.arjenlucassen.com
Anneke's webstore: www.annekevangiersbergen.com/shop
Hi there ! In this 'quick but efficient' Behind the Scenes video, Arjen Lucassen talks about my work for the Gentle Storm cd art and explains a bit more about the cd concept ! So good !




Have a great friday :heart:
Alex
The Valentine Exchange is back ! 

"Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones."

This year I have submitted my latest one, The Heart Collector, into the Valentine Exchange category so you can use it as a Valentine's card ^^ Have fun and spread the love :heart:

 The Heart Collector - Valentine Exchange project by AlexandraVBach

If you wonder about the exchange, how to submit and how it works, make sure to read the following journal, where everything is explained :)

Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015The Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! Break out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, and create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones!

DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones.
Take part and help spread the love!
Start now by creating a digital valentine to be submitted to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 11th to 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones!
How It Works
Submit
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the


:love:
Alex
Hi there !
A new book cover I've done has just been announced, and it's called Iris Empoisonné(e) by Switzerland-based author Cindy Mezni (Publishing company : J'ai Lu / April 2015) Good news is that the book will also be released in the US as Poisoned Iris and you'll find the info about the release here www.cindymezni.com/#!iris-empo…, on Cindy's website.
It's the third time by now that I work for J'ai Lu, which is one of the leading publishing companies in my country and as usual it's been a great collaboration :)



You can also follow the trilogy fb page on : www.facebook.com/pages/Iris-Em…

Have a great monday and stay tuned for incoming new artwork !
Alex

Make sure to follow me on :facebook: for more art, news, contests and giveaways ! www.facebook.com/pages/Alexand…
Happy sunday ! Here's the fourth installment of the now classic Digital Spotlight Feature

I apologize for not having mega active on the groupe this week (work work work) so here are my favs among the great pieces of artwork included this week : as usual feel free to comment/fav the selected piece, but make sure to visit the deviant's galleries too !

Isabelle by Ter-Jaiden Butterflies And Hurricanes by BetweenTheClouds Crimson Oak by Junowski The Girl and the chiken by Tarakanovich Ophelia by sparrow-chan  

:bulletblue: Aaaaand a special feature for deviant :icondeathtomen: 

Moody has always been a great supporter of mine, but also an inspiring artist to follow, make sure to visit his gallery ! 

Patriarchy by deathtomen Changing of Seasons by deathtomen

Have a nice weekend guys and see you next week ^^
:heart:
Alex
  
Hi there !

Incoming great news ! I am so glad to have been chosen to create the Two of Swords card for the 78 Tarot : A collaborative tarot deck project !

This collaborative project gathers 80 artists from all over the world to create a beautiful and original tarot deck. First deck was successfully funded last year on Kickstarter (124 %) and now we're on our way to start the second deck, the Nautical one seventy-eight-tarot.com/nautic…;

Renowned artists such as Amy Brown, Selina Fenech, Jasmine Becket-Griffith are also part of the journey, and I seriously can't wait for the campaign to be launched ! I will let you know about its opening on Kickstarter pretty soon !



Make sure to follow the 78 Tarot page here : www.facebook.com/78TarotProjec…

<3
Alex
Hi there ! Here we go for the third installment of my Digital Spotlight Feature journal ! 

Here's my selection of amazing artwork for the week ! Make sure to visit the artists galleries and give them the support and encouragement they need and deserve !

Yuki Onna by MarkoTheSketchGuy Cheating the Elegy by nancekievill The Potion of Oblivion / Personal work by Gpzang Maleficent by LeeKent The River's Heart by Nigreda Assassin's Creed Unity by michelefrigo

Have a beautiful week and make sure to join DigitalSpotlight for more eye candy !

:heart:
Alexandra
Hi there ! A simple little message to let you know about my newest book cover done for french author Westley Diguet : 
www.facebook.com/5289871038254…



Cheers !
Alex
Hello ! 

Here's the second installment of my Sunday Digital Spotlight Feature ! 

Today I've picked my favourites among all the amazing artworks featured by the group this past week. Here they are for you to enjoy :

Maleficent by LeeKent Airborn - Ice Setting 6 by acapulc0 Static1.squarespace by wawa3761 LIKEInc by Matariil Peacock Girl by Jennyeight

Make sure to have a look at those deviant's galleries ! They truly deserve it and of course more exposure for their art :)

If you haven't already make sure to join DigitalSpotlight to discover more digital eye candies ^^ 

I wish you a great week :)

Alex
Hi there ! I just found out I have received my 7th Daily Deviation on DA, for my latest artwork, Scarlet Poison !

Thanks so much to Ginryuzaki and AbbeyMarie <3

A big up to the beautiful model Elisanth and the original photographer, Zatsepin Alex,

Scarlet Poison by AlexandraVBach

Again, thanks to you all for being so supportive of my artwork, and for so many years now,


:heart:
Alex

Follow me on FacebookFacebook

Hi there ! So I am very pleased to be have joined new art group :icondigitalspotlight: founded by Aeirmid 

DigitalSpotlight's aim is to promote great works of photomanipulation and digital painting & drawing that deserve more attention than they are currently getting.

Therefore, as a co-founder, once a week, I'll be featuring in my journal a particular deviant and his/her still undiscovered amazing artwork and for this first installment I've chosen MinaMillustration

Digital Spotlight #1 : MinaMillustration

Mina is a very talented illustrator with a beautiful dark and romantic universe, her artwork often graces the cover of many french novels and she will have her first artbook published later this year. I am glad to display some of her amazing pieces today !

Lodestar by MinaMillustration Willow Hall by MinaMillustration Melancolie by MinaMillustration L'araignee by MinaMillustration La Nuit tombe by MinaMillustration 

Make sure to join the group over at :icondigitalspotlight: 

:love:
Alex
Hi there ! In a couple of months I'll be heading to Japan, and believe me I am so darn excited about this trip ! I'll fly first to Tokyo and will then go to Kyoto and Osaka for approximately 20 days. 
Of course there are a thousand things I want to do and see when I'm there, but if you've already visited those cities and regions, let me know about magical places that are not to be missed (either cultural, monuments, activities, or just shopping places...) I want to hear about your experience in Japan before I leave !! 
I already started to list everything I wanna do, but I guess 20 days won't be sufficient !
Free2Use :: Sailor Moon Broach #2 Bunny Emoji-90 (Happiness) [V5]Chifuyu Spin Icon  

:heart:
Alex
This is so horrifying.
Today in Paris 12 people -, journalists, satirical cartoonists, and a policeman - were shot to death over at Charlie Hebdo newspaper office by two armed men.

www.foxnews.com/world/2015/01/…

I am totally speechless and deeply shocked : all my thoughts go to their families and relatives.

Defend our Freedom of Speech forever.
My dear friends and watchers, the time has come to wish you a rockin' 2015 ! I wish you love, happiness, and above all a very creative year ! 

When it comes to me, 2014 has been amazing, and I can't wait for 2015 to rock as much as possible ! I am working on so many projects, a dozen of new book covers are up to be announced in the upcoming months, and I am really looking forward to the release of The Gentle Storm cd. On the 22nd of April I'll be in Paris for TGS concert where Anneke just invited me a couple of days ago and OMG I still cant believe I'll be meeting her as well as band Stream of Passion for this very special concert. I am so anxious about all those new encounters !
It's not a secret anymore I am working on a follow up book for Requiem, I hope it'll be out in 2016/2017, it'll be a very long work, and this will be mega demanding but I am sure it'll be worth the wait !
To wish you a very new and great year, I have just submitted this little thingie, I'm such a geek mythology fan (with a dark twist however) ! Do you like it ? I think I should do more male-based digital art, but oh they just are so complicated to do ! Anyway I hope you'll love this new one :)

Hades and Persephone by AlexandraVBach

Now I have started a new beautiful piece, based on the picture of a well known alternative model, I am so anxious to complete it too !

Ok, back to my three last days of vacation ! Oh btw make sure to follow me on instagram as well : instagram.com/alexandravbach I will post there wip's, misc pictures and candids <3

Love you all,
Alex

Hi there,

So as 2014 draws to its close I feel like doing a little journal entry regarding all the great things that made that year so special.
First of all, I have had the great chance to attend many book conventions in France (mostly Paris) to promote my artbook Requiem. Those moments have been precious to me, I met many authors, made new friends and I look forward to more signing sessions in 2015.
Regarding the collaborations, I fulfilled my dream of working for (and with) my favourite singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex the Gathering, now The Gentle Storm with Arjen Lucassen). I also collaborated with Stream of Passion for their latest album ‘A war of our own’ and this was also extremely enjoyable. Now I can’t wait to meet them all in April for their parisian gig ^^

The Gentle Storm - The Diary CD Artwork by AlexandraVBach Stream of Passion - A war of our own cover art by AlexandraVBach


Last but not least, I did around 30 book covers, that have been released through major publishing companies, and am looking forward doing more covers by next year !
I am also planning to license more of my artwork, and publish new artbooks in the years to come, so stay tuned for 2015 will be very intense !
So I wish you a great Holiday time, a merry Xmas and a fantastic new year !!

Elsa - Frozen by AlexandraVBach

Make sure to follow me on fb www.facebook.com/pages/Alexand… for exclusive news and contests J

Hi there ! So, as you may haved noticed, I have started a brand new series of artwork, titled Le Cabinet de Curiosités.
The first two artworks I've created can be seen below :

Le Cabinet de Curiosites - The Mermaid by AlexandraVBach Le Cabinet de Curiosites - Clockwork Fairy by AlexandraVBach

The third one is done and will be revealed in a couple days !

However, this is going to be a long series, and I can say that it already raised an interest from editors, bands and so on and got proposals for book and exhibitions. So since it's going to be a very important and personal project, I've thought about a model call, so models who love this series can be a part of it. I am always grateful to DA and stock providers for their commitment and  I'd love to see this series as huge collaborative project, and if you're a model and would like to participate here are the requirements :
- send me a link to your stock gallery : high resolution stock is preferred of course, but don't be shy to show me your pics even if they're low-res !
- ladies only ! I dont think I will need male stock for the time being.
- all styles and looks are accepted, and if you don't mind being turned into a fairy, a mermaid that'd be a plus (I think I always do tasteful artwork, so no worries about that)
- outside DA and commercial use allowed : since this series might end up as a book or art show or whatever outside DA, I would appreciate a priori permission for outside use, which would allow me more liberty to present the project with -at least- print permissions in hand. Of course everyone will be contacted before anything is published for individual conditions and retribution whenever possible, I am always very careful about that. Feel free to pm me about if you have any question !


Cheers :hug:
Alex
Hi there ! Well I am just back from Paris fantasy book con (Salon Fantastique) where I had a real great time ! I always like to meet new people, fans, readers and writers, and this was a real blast. I did a three-day-signing marathon which allowed me not much time to enjoy Paris, but I'll be back quite soon I hope !



Then on saturday I went to Angoulême for another signing session in a bookshop and am just back home, to complete 5 new book covers, to be up and ready for 2015 :)

Last but not least, please welcome my 2015 calendar ! Let me know if you grab it ^^ 

Alexandra V.Bach 2015 Calendar by AlexandraVBach

Love,
Alex
Hi there ! I am so thrilled to let you know about the cd artwork I just created for my favourite singer ever Anneke Van Giersbergen and prog genius Arjen Lucassen new musical journey, The Gentle Storm.
Arjen got in touch with me a couple of months ago for he had appreciated my work on Stream of Passion's A War of Our Own and proposed me then to create artwork for this new project. Photographer Bullet Ray was hired to do the promo shoot, and the result of this team work is what you can see below :



PRESS RELEASE : Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) have joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they have now revealed the cover artwork for their debut album ’The Diary‘, which is due out early next year. Arjen had this to say:

“I loved the front cover of the last Stream of Passion album, so I tracked down the cover artist, Alexandra V. Bach. I sent her some samples of the The Gentle Storm music, and explained the album concept. She made a moodboard that captured the feel of the story and the music. We then gave her the go-ahead to design the cover. She did an amazing job that exceeded our expectations: Alexandra’s cover art represents The Gentle Storm perfectly!”

Having originally worked together back in 1998 on Ayreon’s album ‘Into The Electric Castle‘, and reconvening again for the seventh Ayreon album 01011001, The Gentle Storm sees the duo collaborate for a full double-album that will see the light of day next year. Anneke will also take the music on the road in 2015, backed by a band of Dutch musicians; however Arjen himself will not take part. 

Arjen Lucassen recently picked up the Virtuoso award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, in front of an audience that included Peter Gabriel & Rick Wakeman amongst other progressive rock legends. Last year saw the release of the latest album from his Ayreon project entitled ‘The Theory Of Everything’ which featured guest appearances from the aforementioned Wakeman as well as Steve Hackett and Keith Emerson.

Anneke Van Giersbergen has also had an extremely busy 12 months following the release of her latest solo album ‘Drive’, playing live across the world with her solo band, Devin Townsend Project, and with Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema. She will also be playing a special anniversary show with former band The Gathering in November as well has having taken part in Devin Townsend’s forthcoming new album Z².

 

THE GENTLE STORM online:

www.facebook.com/TheGentleStorm/

www.twitter.com/gentlestormband

 

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic  
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.myspace.com/insideoutlabel

Hi there ! So I just received that DA email in my inbox a couple of hours ago signifying that it was my DA anniversary today !

Seriously I can't believe I have been a deviant for 11 years already ! Well, what can I say ? Happy DA Birthday to me first then a big (and I mean it) collective thank you to my DA friends, watchers and supporters who still keep commenting on my work and appreciating it ! As you know, DA litterally changed my life (and for the better), so I send a huge thanks to DA : I am still and more than ever grateful towards this community !
I joined as a total beginner, and now, I am living my dream day after day, I still create artwork with as much passion as the day I started and am blessed to be doing what I love (illustrating cd and books) for amazing artists and authors. This year of course has been very special since I released my first artbook, started collaborating with french biggest fantasy book editor Milady, and of course has been marked by my collaboration with Anneke Van Giersbergen and Arjen Lucassen for The Gentle Storm project (I created their logo and stuff tba). They are both amazing and highly talented artists, and working for them has been a great honor :)

In a couple of days I'll be heading to Paris for a three day book signing marathon and then be hitting the road for other signing sessions all around France ! See you there :heart:

Alex
Hi there ! First of all thanks for the nice feedback on my most recent artwork ! It's good to still have support from my fellow deviants while I'm a bit less active than I used to be ! So thanks again for supporting my art :heart:

Black Widow Cordelia by AlexandraVBach

On October 31, November the 1st and 2nd, I'll be in Paris for a three days signing session of my artbook Requiem over at Salon Fantastique (great fantasy book con), and I cant wait to meet you guys there again. Last year was a blast, and I expect this time to be even greater ! 
I created an event on FB so you can join and stay informed : www.facebook.com/events/694838…

-----

Je serai en dédicace au Salon Fantastique de Paris les 31 Octobre, 1er et 2 Novembre prochains ! J'espère vous y voir nombreux, et pour être informés de mes horaires de présence sur le stand des Editions du Chat Noir, vous pouvez vous inscrire à l'évènement ici www.facebook.com/events/694838…

:heart:

Requiem by AlexandraVBach