Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Fantastic Surreal Landscapes of George Grie

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of George Grie.

George Grie neosurrealism art gallery: Final Frontier Voyager (FES) The Flat Earth Society

George Grie neosurrealism art gallery: Unicorn Land or the Forbidden Forest Gate
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George Grie neosurrealism art gallery: Kali the Destroyer

Monday, March 30, 2009

Worth Visiting - début art

Since 1985, début art (based in London, England and now with offices in New York, Paris, Sydney and Edinburgh) has proactively sought out selected leading contemporary image-makers & clients who create original, progressive and commercially successful media material. Today, début art and the highly artistic illustrators it promotes, are widely regarded, both in the UK and around the world, as representing one of the finest and most contemporary leading talent groupings in the field of illustration.
Mounting truly global marketing programs in the major selected media markets around the world and with illustrators based all over the world, début art is a truly globally sought after creative agency - an agency, we believe, that offers its selected and approved clients all the wisdom and creative wonderment of its truly worldwide illustrators base.


The website offers a useful choose-a-bunch-of-tags interface for sifting through its gallery that's worth toying with. Would be interesting to have this on, say, Blogger.

Debut Art browse-by-tag interface

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Fantasy Art of ProdigyBombay

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Melinda G. An in-depth interview with the artist was done for the Anime News Network in December 2008.


T A R O T - the E M P R E S S by =ProdigyBombay on deviantART


ANIMA RPG Entry: Golden Queen by =ProdigyBombay on deviantART

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Myths and Legends - The Fantasy Art of Gonzalo Ordonez Arias

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias, whose credits include some of the more beautifully illustrated collectible card games, such as Myths and Legends and Legend of the Five Rings (the website Daigotsu offers a card database that allows searches by artist and is similar in function to Gatherer for Magic: the Gathering).

Anubis by Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias

Leonidas by Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias

The Horde by Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias

Azazel by Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias

Odette by Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Sonia Verdu

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Sonia Verdu, whose work features intricate details often lost in smaller, lower-quality scans. Definitely worth a look on her site is the section where the artist has selected a few pieces for closeups.

Prohibido (Banned) by Sonia Verdu

Fugitiva (Runaway) by Sonia Verdu

Fugitiva (details) by Sonia Verdu

Rechazada (Rejected) by Sonia Verdu

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Cris Ortega

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Cris Ortega.

Cris Ortega gallery thumbnails

Nine Days - Mirror Mirror

The Well of My Desires by Cris Ortega

Ice Maiden

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WASP 24 - SpellForce Orc Units

Wednesday Art Showcase Presents - SpellForce

unit orc Fighter



Fantasy Art and Portraits: A showcase of the fantasy art of computer games

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Boris Indrikov

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Boris Indrikov.

Call by Boris Indrikov

Sub-Marina by Boris Indrikov

Elegiya by Boris Indrikov

Waves and Wind by Boris Indrikov

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Justin Anderson

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Justin Anderson. You may find the close-packed heavy blacks to be hard on the eyes after a while, so I have included a slideshow of work-in-progress pencils of some pieces.

omnigatherum



Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Mandy Roberts

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Mandy Roberts.

Painting Autumn by Mandy Roberts

Kora by Mandy Roberts

Winter Rose 2 by Mandy Roberts

Check Your Birdhouses for Fairy Squatters

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games. I've come across what appears to be a horrible epidemic: Fairies squatting in birdhouses! You can see them in the Heroes of Might and Magic series (Fae Trees with bulb-like dwellings in Heroes IV, and Faerie Trees/Blooming Groves with tall, narrow birdhouse-like structures in Heroes V) as well as SpellForce, in the second expansion, Shadow of the Phoenix, where we got this lovely shot:

elf Pixie House

If you do know what a fairy house looks like, let me know! (^_^)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Earth-Friendly Art - Tree-Free Fantasy and Wildlife Cards

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Tree-Free Greetings: Earth-Friendly Cards & Gifts.
While most of their gorgeous collection is centered on wildlife, they do have a fantasy collection of fairies and angels. A handy keyword search lets you locate themes not formally indexed, such as dragons.
Products include not only cards, but gift bags and card sets in beautiful, collectible boxes.
An artist index collects all products featuring that artist's work (it's unsorted, unfortunately: use your browser text search if you're looking for a particular artist rather than just browsing). There are a few big names here like Brian Froud, Jonathan Earl Bowser, and Michele-Lee Phelan; but don't expect a huge portfolio of products from any one artist.

One of the most annoying things about the site is pricing: You can't really see it until you have entered your information and proceeded to checkout. For an idea of the price range, you can try Amazon.com, which carries some of their line. If Amazon.com doesn't have it on offer, you can probably get it cheaper directly through Tree-Free.

Another way to browse Tree-Free is through what appears to be a Canadian site for retailers, a no-frills site with PDF catalogues and wholesale pricing. Try their Wild & Natural / Western Life / Fairy World catalogue (the fairy stuff starts on page 9).



Friday, March 20, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Josephine Wall

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Josephine Wall. Her section On Painting offers an interesting step-through of her creation process, and is certainly worth a look while you're on her website.

Capricorn by Josephine Wall

Seasons of Life by Josephine Wall

Queen of the Night

Serendipity by Josephine Wall

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - The Fantasy Art of Andy Seto




Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Andy Seto.
You may know Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as the Ang Lee wuxia movie. However, it is merely the fourth of five books in Wang Du Lu's Crane-Iron Pentalogy, a series of novels partially adapted into a beautiful, full-colour, graphic novel series by Andy Seto.
If you click on the novels in the nifty Amazon widget, you may see sample pages from the graphic novels directly from the Amazon site. Unfortunately, it appears that Amazon.com does not offer a full set, and some items are indefinitely out of stock.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 5, cover art by Andy Seto

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WASP 23 - The Fantasy Art of Atlantica Online

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games. I wish I could say I've played Atlantica Online, but after the tediousness of downloading the 2.2GB v686 client file, the game wouldn't load: I connected to a server and created a couple of characters, but after several minutes of a blank screen waiting for the game to start, I gave up.

It's a gorgeous game, though, as the battle scene in the login screen shows. And some gorgeous wallpapers are available on the home page, as well as a selection of concept art.

login battle scene

wallpaper05(1600_1200)

wallpaper18(1280_1024)

wallpaper12(1600_1200)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dragons! The Fantasy Art of Kerem Beyit

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Kerem Beyit. Even if you don't like the style of his art, his utterly gorgeous website is an experience in itself. The swirly "I'm still loading, don't go away" graphics are a nice user-feedback device for a slow-loading graphics-intensive site, and every page flames to life with the headshot of a beautifully detailed dragon (remarkably similar in style to the 3rd Edition Dungeons and Dragons dragons).
Especially if you lose your browser scroll bar, you may want to click on the "switch to full screen" icon (the two-headed arrow in the upper right corner) for the best experience of his website.

For an insight into the mind of the artist, you may want to check out the interview at Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews on September 4, 2008.

Kerem Beyit gallery page

Kerem Beyit thumbnails

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Fantasy Art of David Gough

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of David Gough. While his website primarily promotes his renowned surreal art, he also accepts corporate commissions through Zugu Illustration and Design.

Gods and Monsters by David Gough

Illustration 5 by David Gough

Illustration 1 by David Gough

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Ericka Baque

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Ericka Baque. Thumbnails of her older work can be viewed at her website (clicking on a thumbnail typically takes you to Cafepress where the zoom is, unfortunately, limited if you were hoping to see details of each work). Newer works are announced on her blog, The Rat Star Arts Sketch Journal and MySpace.

Violetta by Ericka Baque

the Vampire and the Mouse Maiden by Ericka Baque

El Principe Azul by Ericka Baque

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Fantasy Art of Second Life - Maia Millet

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the art of Maia Millet. She has a very small portfolio on Flickr at this time, consisting of just one drow character, but beautifully done and "photographed".

a new future ahead

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Faeries' Oracle - The Fantasy Art of Brian Froud

Hi Everyone!

As you know, my website presently showcases the fantasy art of computer games, so there's a lot of art out there that doesn't fit there at the moment. I can, however, introduce it to you on this blog.

Today, I'd like to introduce the faery art of Brian Froud. You can play around with his art using the online version of The Faeries' Oracle: Enter a question and request a tarot-like reading.

Oracle reading 1

Oracle reading 2

You may also become a fan of the faery art of Wendy and Brian Froud by joining their mailing list, and thereby unlock more interaction with the website, including the chance to have your faery art featured; and access to a number of wallpapers featuring the art of Brian Froud or the faery sculptures of Wendy Froud (although the sizes are a bit small for today's screens).

Froudian Wallpaper Sample

Froudian Membership Sections

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