The fantasy art of Charles Vess is acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none. Vess created memorable works for such best selling fantasy authors as Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, […]
I wasn’t then entirely sure where I was, but it seemed clear we had reached our destination, for a congress of cats waited. Felines of all breeds and colors—a few with collars, like my tabby, […]
Fiona Owen — “Mundus Imaginalis” Gilded Globe (oil and gold leaf on gesso panel, 2012) An update to Depictions of the Cosmos.
A periodic update to my ongoing collection, Women With Swords and Sensible Clothing. As I note each time, it isn’t that depictions of women in sexy armor, such as the image below by Luis Royo, […]
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 […]
Japanese illustrator Akiya Kageichi continues the themes of sex, death, and identity as explained in Macabre and Erotic Obsessions: Contemporary Japanese Illustration. His tormented lovers, sinister jesters, and disinterested kings rule fractious fantasy underworlds that […]
Ddaddy Star, a Malay artist who also goes under the name Olafoolart, makes wonderful illustrations of characters from myth, both Eastern and Western, both ancient and modern: Asian gods, Aesop fables, Princess Mononoke, astrological signs, […]