Ciruelo Cabral was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 20, 1963. His formal art training was limited to a few courses in drawing and advertising design, after which, at the age of eighteen, he immediately found work in an ad agency as an illustrator. At the age of twenty one he became a freelance illustrator and started a career as a fantasy artist. In 1987 Ciruelo traveled to Europe and settled in Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. He then embarked on a search for publishers for his "worlds of fantasy", eventually finding them in Spain, England, the United States and Germany, reaching an international audience. Among his US clients is George Lucas, for whom he illustrated the book covers of the trilogy "Chronicles of the Shadow War". Ciruelo has also illustrated the cover for the 10th Anniversary's edition of the book ERAGON, by Christopher Paolini. He has also created a number of album covers, Steve Vai's The 7th Song and The Elusive Light and Sound being two of them. The Swedish rock band, The Flower Kings have also commissioned a painting for their album Adam & Eve. Other clients include Wizards of the Coast (Magic cards - MTG ARTIST PROOFS available. Please, contact us for prices), TSR, Berkley, Tor, Warner, Ballantine, Heavy Metal magazine, Playboy magazine, etc. He's also worked with Alejandro Jodorowsky on a comic story published in France and in the USA in 2006. Another branch of Ciruelo's art is Petropictos, the Art of Painting on Stone, a type of art that captures the public's attention in exhibitions that tour different countries. He created this technique in 1995 and consists in painting on stones in which he is able to discover three- dimensional images and create something halfway between a painting and a sculpture. Ciruelo has also illustrated the cover for the10th Anniversary's edition of the book ERAGON, by Christopher Paolini and, in 2016, did over 40 ink drawings for the Eragon Coloring Book. At the beginning of 2017 he was invited to be one of the judges for the prestigious contest Writers and Illustrators of the Future.