Fantasy Art: WARP RIDERS by Dan McPharlin

Hollywood Metal Fantasy Art: Warp Riders by Dan McPharlin

Dan McPharlin – Warp Riders [Interior] (2010) – Alright, so this sort of deviates from the traditional fantasy template but McPharlin’s science fiction landscapes and imagery are far to stunning to leave uncovered. McPharlin is a current Australian visual artist who creates minimal science fiction landscapes in the style of 1960’s style sci-fi paperbacks. His work can be seen on albums covers such as The Sword, Pretty Lights and Prefuse 73. Aside from having the greatest taste in the universe, McPharlin achieves a sense of serenity within impossible landscapes which…

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Fantasy Art: Éowyn and the Witch-King of Angmar by Michael Kaluta

Hollywood Metal Fantasy Art: Michael Kaluta - Éowyn and the Witch-King of Angmar (1994)

Michael Kaluta – Éowyn and the Witch-King of Angmar (1994) – “Her eyes, grey as the sea were hard and fell, and yet tears were on her cheek. A sword was in her hand, and she raised her shield against the horror of her enemy’s eyes.” This is the point in battle of the Pelennor Fields where Éowyn smacks the undead shit out of the Lord of the Nazgûl. This scene was the October spread in a 1994 Kaluta Tolkien calendar and holy fuck, I need to cancel my annual…

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BASILISK by Boris Vallejo

Hollywood Metal Featured Art: Boris Vallejo - Basilisk (1990)

Boris Vallejo – Basilisk (1990) – Oh Boris Vallejo your calendars have graced my walls for years, making my breakfast making more epic by the day. This Peruvian painter, along with wife Julie Bell, has been at the forefront of semi erotic fantasy deceptions of both women and men wearing little to nothing and wielding sharp objects. In their world, everyone has 1% body fat and is capable of impaling mythical serpents.

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