I’ve taken photographs of the artwork – all of it prints, many of them signed – that I posted about in the Spectrum Fantasy Art Live! swag post. To give a better look and a little more information I’m going to do a series of posts on single works. I’ll do two or three items at a time to limit post length. Here we go.
First up, a wonderful painting by Donato Giancola.
This is Robert E. Howard’s character Red Sonja. There are a lot of images of this character out there, but this is probably my favorite of them all. The image is a little canted due to my camera angle.
The second print I want to share is by Edward Howard.
I first saw this image while browsing some artist websites and when I saw this on Howard’s site I was immediately spellbound by it. It tells a story, but I don’t know what it is. As Carl Vincent remarked, this image needs a book written around it. If that happens, what a cover image this will make!
Last item for this post is a Tolkein image from artist Justin Gerard.
In the mind of some fans, when it comes to illustrating Tolkein’s books, Gerard’s art is overshadowed by some better known names. However this image in particular is one I love. The subtlety of Smaug’s coloring against the horde of gold and the use of dark and light to define the scene show the level of Gerard’s artistic skill. Wonderful!