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Cool Fantasy Art

Discussion in 'Fantasy Art' started by Philip Overby, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    Curious about some good fantasy artists out there. I've always loved Frank Frazetta, who did the classic Conan and Death-Dealer art. I'm also a fan of Larry Elmore's old Dragonlance art (the fans of Elmore know what I'm talking about) and Brom's Dark Sun art. I'm also a fan of H.R. Giger, who does awesome sci-fi/horror art (probably best known for designing the aliens from "Alien"). Also Junji Ito who does some pretty amazing horror manga such as "Gyo" and "Izumaki." Creepy, weird stuff.

    So if anyone has any recommendations, I'm interested in any direction you could give me. Sometimes I just want cool stuff to look at, which sometimes helps with inspiration. I'm open to anything really. Thanks!
     
  2. Leuco

    Leuco Troubadour

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    I've got some Larry Elmore prints in my home office. I think his covers are what inspired me to start reading those old TSR books.
     
  3. julienlegault

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    I found a new favourite blog about 2 months ago. It's called "Women Fighters in Reasonable Armour" and features beautiful works from the fantasy vein, but without chain-mail bikinis. Some of the artists and work is remarkable, and it really helps to inspire me from time to time. It at least keeps my head in a fantasy-themed space.
     
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  4. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    My friend Peter Mullen is a first-rate fantasy artist. Lately he's been working on cover art for RPG projects. You can find some of his work here:

    [The Cave: Art Gallery]
     
  5. myrddin173

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    A guy I'm a fan of is Eric de Mander. I found him through a Wheel of Time fan art. The piece labeled Five is currently my Desktop background.
     
  6. Shadoe

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    Larry Elmore is a fantastic artist - and a heck of a nice guy. I had a couple dozen prints of his during my first marriage. Had to pick one up every time we saw him. I like:

    Michael Whelan, who is amazing
    Carl Lundgren
    Chris Achilleos
    H. R. Giger
    BorisVallejo and Julie Bell (because how can you think of them as separate people?)
    Luis Royo
    Rowena Morrill
    Keith Parkinson
    William Li
     
  7. Jabrosky

    Jabrosky Banned

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    I have a friend on DeviantArt who is perhaps my favorite artist on there. Her page can be accessed here. She mostly does fantasy characters, especially those with an African cultural background, but sometimes she does wild animals as well.
     
  8. Lawfire

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    I have always liked, Jeff Easley. Elmore's work is better, but Easley has some very nice stuff.
     
  9. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    When it comes to RPG-related art, Matt Wilson is one of the best out there:

    MattWilsonArt.com
     
  10. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    When I first started my project I stumbled upon Kerem Beyit. I asked him how much he charges for character drawings......$6,000. Anyway, his art is amazing. Check out his deviantART site.
     
  11. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    Fantasy Street Fighter

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    Be sure to click the artist's DA name so you can check out his other fantasy art. This guy is good!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately the site did not say who it was by

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  13. Taro

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    kinda cool for mermaids lol :)
     
  14. cris2507

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    SeverinR Vala

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    My favorite artist Ironshod on Deviantart
    or Anne Stokes in the real world.
    Ironshod on deviantART

    http://www.annestokes.com/

    Interesting,
    Just found out she authorizes any tattoo artists to so her work.
    I have been thinking about getting a tattoo but couldn't find something I'd want
    on my body for the rest of my life.
     
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  16. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    You made me like her.
     
  17. Wanara009

    Wanara009 Troubadour

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    Something I find when I did my routine "Gatotkaca" search on deviantart. Its a Fanart of Gatotkaca as drawn by Is Yuniarto, an Indonesian comic artist
     
  18. Ghost

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    Doing a search by image on Google reveals one Annie Leibovitz. She did a series called Disney Dream Portraits.
     
  19. MereIllusion

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    One of my favorite fantasy artists is a Russian deviantart user whose name I don't know, but goes by the username SnowSkadi: SnowSkadi on deviantART
    Their fantasy landscapes are nice writing inspiration. :)
     
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