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Mission Statement
BaxaArt Academyís mission is to provide a virtual mentorship for artists of all levels through demos, tutorials, information, and professional experience.  BAA will offer instruction through books, instructional videos, blog articles, online portfolio reviews, and painting instruction as a springboard to a fulfilling career as a fantasy artist and personal artistic growth.

BAA explores such topics as improving artistic skills, building a portfolio, finding work, and the business side of being a working illustrator. Itís about sharing information about great artists, resources, supplies, gear, books, and more.

Expert Experience

Iíve been a professional fantasy illustrator with major clients for over 25 years. The experience

Iíve gained over the years is invaluable, and BAA was formed to be a resource for artists to learn from my many experiences.

Artists Helping Artists
BaxaArt Academy was created as a means to pay it forward to up-and-coming fantasy illustrators. Early in my career, and still to this day, teachers and fellow artists have generously helped me navigate the ins and outs of being a professional artist. This is one of the ways I can return the favor.

Creating art can often be a solitary pursuit, but we artists need community to share ideas, learn from each other, and feed our artistic souls. BaxaArt Academy offers a place to do all this and make you a better artist along the way.

Thomas M. Baxa
Thomas M. Baxa has been creating fantasy creatures that haunt the imagination as an illustrator for over 25 years. He works primarily in the role playing game industry where he has contributed to countless games including Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, Vampire, Magic the Gathering, and World of Warcraft, tcg.  Heís also a talented concept designer for video games and film.

Tom has done a multitude of illustrations focusing on dynamic character design and action including covers, color interiors, and b+w ink drawings for various game books, magazines, collectible card games, etc.

His work has a creepy, and often disturbing edge to it that appeals to fantasy and horror fans alike. He currently lives in Los Angeles and freelances full-time as an illustrator and concept artist, designing characters for games, books, miniatures, video games, and films, while developing his own properties and expanding the BaxaArt brand.




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