(Art) The Thrones of Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan amazing dragon

Perhaps because he’s been commissioned so often for book covers, the famed fantasy artist has always been a master of the “regal stance,” where a single character strikes a dramatic pose in front of a fantastic setting — versus someone like Frazetta, whose characters were always about to deliver a death blow. But it seem Mr. Whelan also has a thing for “enthroned” characters, either literal or figurative.