Mexican artist Andres Rios sculpts dark gods, both old and new (including several Aztec deities). While some are divine, others are machine. All are tortured and immortal, their skulls bared or barely covered by masks, […]
Blending the classical Italian style (including quite a bit of portraiture) with modern and fantasy themes, Florentine artist Ausonia — the ancient Greek name for lower Italy — imbues his creations with stunning depth and […]
Korean artist JC Jongwong Park imagines giant tech, from the ever-popular enormous spaceship to behemoth alien architectures. The large scale of his creations creates a sense of awe and power, even as they are contrasted […]
This is a companion to last week’s post of fantasy art by Theo Stylianides, who imagined an alternate history where Japanese samurai adorned themselves in the armor of giant insects (and even rode them as […]
Although I can’t find where he’s done a book cover, the illustrations of Madrid artist Pablo Hurtado de Mendoza look very much like covers to the latest neon pulp crime thrillers. With menacing, surrealist themes […]
Iranian artist Reza Afshar creates stunning towers and dark fantasy scenes from pop culture and his own imagination. One could easily see these as book covers. Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
For fans of Hieronymous Bosch… Alessandro Sicioldr’s work adopts a similar style and many of the same motifs: the egg, the cave, the pregnant Madonna, the beaked ghoul. But where Bosch’s phantasms were spiritual, Sicioldr’s […]
Xi Zhang is a concept artist and illustrator from Beijing. Find more on her ArtStation page.
A few of these paintings have appeared on this blog before, especially as cover images to snippets from my urban fantasy novel, and for good reason. The works of Malaysian cover artist Qistina Khalidah, AKA […]
Through illustration and photo manipulation, French artist Maena Paillet creates a magical realm of permanent dusk that is as peaceful as it is sinister. Find more by the artist on her ArtStation page.