Lucas Graciano is a native of Southern California and began his formal training at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in 2001. He has been teaching at the Watts Atelier of the Arts since 2005. During his time at the atelier Lucas explored a variety of art careers from visual development, storyboarding, and conceptual design in the video game world to illustration for books, magazines, and card games. Lucas won the 2009 Chesley Award for The Best Gaming Related Art. In 2010 he was nominated for the Illie Award. Some of his clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Fantasy Flight, Paizo Publishing, Pyr Books, Reef, Sony Online Entertainment, Upperdeck, White Wolf, Wizards of the Coast, and many more. His work is featured in numerous magazines, games, and books including: Dungeouns Magazine, Magic the Gathering, Pathfinder, Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art as well as The Art of World of Warcraft TCG. Lucas still lives in the San Diego area with his very supportive wife.