Artist, Fiction Author, Founder, Game Writer
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life.
He has been selling and showing work since 1995, when he self published his own comic book. Going back to college at 23, he decided that art was going to be his main focus in life.
In 2001, he started an art company, Aradani Studios, with his brother Paul. Together they have shown and worked in shows across America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite. You can see his work at www.michaelbielaczyc.com .
The Artwork of Michael Bielaczyc
Michael works in various media, but his favorites are oil paints and video. Always having to be in the middle of twenty different projects, his studio is often littered with the starts of illustrations, masks and paintings. A reflection of this, his videos are a combination of media brought together by a common theme.
His personal work often reflects observations of his surrounding culture integrated into historical myth.
At first, it was Michael’s brother Paul who was most interested in costuming. As time went on and the costuming became an integral part of the business, Michael began to develop more and more costumes. This interest eventually manifested itself in Michael’s performance work, specifically within his art videos.
Art and fiction have always been part of Michael’s world. One of his first memories of art is writing a fantasy story about a barbarian and then illustrating the story. For many years he kept his fiction close, allowing only his friends into such worlds. Last year, he decided to work on a public novel in his free time, posting it to worldofuteria.com. He continues to develop and build his fantasy world through fiction and art.
Books & Stories by Michael Bielaczyc
Welcome to the Dark Return. Plagues have ravaged the lands for generations. While the city of Ferryport has been spared the worst, it has still seen its share of death and pestilence. During the worst outbreaks, corpses lined the streets and the people had to find a place to dispose of the bodies. North of […]
Welcome to the World of Uteria. In ages past, Uteria was a world filled with wonder, mythical creatures, and abundant magic. But in ancient times, all that changed. A terrible war spanned the lands—a war fought not only with the blood and souls of countless mortals, but with mystic machines of war, great mythical beasts, […]
About the Module: This is a level 6-7 adventure set in the World of Uteria. The players have to bargain to gain entry to the Town of Aerville and fetch a couple of artifacts from a nearby catacomb in order to appease the mayor. The tomb is that of Kochun, a once powerful warlord, who […]
A simple, story focused D20 OGL system. The SagaBorn Roleplaying System was created as a simplified D20 system. Its goal is to present a system that is simple, streamlined, and efficient. It is meant to encourage more storytelling and epic action rather than browsing through rulebooks and arguing over what is “allowed.” * This 8 […]
Welcome to the World of Uteria. The world of Uteria has lived in darkness for years beyond count. It has been ravaged by plagues for hundreds of years. An ancient war ravaged the land with dark magics. For centuries, the humans have trudged along, afraid of the myths and legends left over from the past. […]
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