Raymond E Gaustadnes was born in Norway, Europe in November 1977. Always hungry for all fantasy and sci fi when growing up, he started his drawing career drawing characters and fantasy worlds for roleplaying purposes at the age of 12. Later on he acquired various painting software for the computer and more or less left the traditional way of arts. He’s been using various versions of Photoshop over the last 12-14 years to create his artwork, heavily inspired by roleplaying and fantasy games. He specializes in digital art and concept artwork mainly for fantasy and sci fi games and books, mainly 2D artwork.
Raymond has worked for many known and less known game companies, as a freelance artist, creating imagery for games, books etc. To mention a few games he has worked on: Talisman, Call of Cthulhu, Legend of the five rings, Warlord, MageBattle and Tales of Maj’Eyal.
In addition to creating imagery upon request for external companies, he also designs and creates fantasy, sci fi and puzzle games for the pc/mac, iphone, ipad and android handhelds.