Here’s the second installment of a closer look at some of the artwork I got from Spectrum Fantasy Art Live! in order to give you a better look and a little more information. Part 1 is HERE.
First up, a delightful painting by Brian Kesinger.
Kesinger is an interesting artist, for his technique, style and his marvelous sense of humor. He draws the images, inks them and then colors them using both traditional water color and washes of tea. The image above is from his delightful book, Walking Your Octopus. the cover of which is shown below.
The woman’s name is Victoria, and the octopus is named Otto. This book is wonderful and I heartily recommend it.
The second print I want to share is by Jean Baptiste Monge, an artist whose work is whimsical and truly delightful.
I just love this small print. The expression on the face of the pig is priceless. The dwarf (or whatever he is) seems completely comfortable with the weather and his circumstances, so the pair move on down the muddy track. There’s a lot of detail in this, the more I look, the more I see.
Next I’m giving you a look at three prints by Stephan Martiniere that I combined into one image for space purposes.
Stephan Martiniere has been a favorite of mine for years, ever since I saw some of his covers on SF-F books. I had a chance to meet him at a Comic-Con years ago. He’s really a very nice man, willing to discuss his work and it’s challenges. I bought a print from him then and was eager to get more.
Last is something different, though I suppose you could say all of the images I’m showing you are different from each other. This one is by Dave Dorman.
No narrative is needed here, or maybe it is. Certainly the fellow with the guns is startled to see the voluptuous woman showing herself like that. Of course he doesn’t see the knife. I love the use of color and form in this painting. I also love that it’s inscribed.
That’s it for this time, but there is more to come in Part 3.