Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Fantasy Art: Frank Frazetta

Posted by Chris Herbert

If you're a fantasy art fan, am I wrong in assuming that you find thrill in blood, sweat, triumph and glory? You're in awe of rippling muscles, masculine grit, death and dynamism and kinetic carnage? Look no further than the works of legendary fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta. 

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Topics: fantasy art

Illustrated eBooks: Steampunk. iPad Ready

Posted by Nick Wells

We've just released a digital first publication in our Gothic Dreams series: Steampunk. 128 pages of colour illustrations, packed with brilliant art from fabulous contemporary illustrators. It's available on the Apple iBookstore and is designed for the iPad Retina display which shows off the detailed and glorious art. We're absolutely delighted with it.

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Topics: gothic dreams, Steampunk, fantasy art

Dragon Art Artist: Michael Whelan

Posted by Laura Bulbeck
Dragon art connoisseur and all-around fantastic talent, Michael Whelan is, without doubt, one of the most highly regarded fantasy artists in the world today. From sword-and-sorcery to fine art, Whelan’s work is imbued with a sense of thoughtfulness, empathy and emotion that is missing from the art of many contemporary fantasy artists.

Book Cover Artist

Whelan's work has graced book covers from novelists like Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Poul Anderson and, most famously, Anne McCaffrey, bringing both author and artist unassailable respect among fantasy devotees. He has also won countless awards and accolades for his work, which he describes as ‘communication’, in a sense being an intermediary between the author’s words, vision and intention and the expectation and understanding of the reader or viewer. This viewpoint means that the symbolism of his work is as important as the actions and events that make up the subject matter.

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Topics: fantasy art, dragon art

Fantasy Art: Ken Kelly: Master Artist

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

On a quest to experience the mythical, mystical, magical and macho all at once? Look no further than to the works of fantasy artist Ken Kelly. A work by Kelly is an invitation into the wonderful world of imagination, of warriors and dragon art, as he offers viewers a direct route into faraway places and primal battlefields that burst at the seams with vivacity.

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Topics: fantasy art, dragon art

Gothic Fantasy Art: Anne Stokes

Posted by Laura Bulbeck
Gothic fantasy artist Anne Stokes is one of the biggest names in this genre, creating amazing artworks that are full of dark visions of danger, lust and gothic horror. She has contributed some fantastic pieces to some of our fantasy art books – in particular our recent publicatons Vampires and Gothic Art – and we can't rave about her enough!

'I have been fascinated by dark, mysterious and magical fantasy worlds since I was a child.' (Anne Stokes)

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Topics: gothic dreams, fantasy art, vampires

Gothic Fantasy Art: Brom

Posted by Catherine Taylor

The world of Gothic Art: a mysterious realm of darkness, filled with infinite possibility; a realm in which beauty can be discovered in the most obscure, unpredictable places.

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Topics: gothic art, fantasy art, Gerald Brom

Gothic Fantasy Art: Cris Ortega

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Cris Ortega produces phenomenal and mesmerising gothic fantasy art and steampunk art on a variety of subjects, but in many cases depicting women, around whom an air of beauty, mystery, emotion and magic can be built. The Spanish-based digital artist has had her work featured widely in all sorts of publications, book covers and posters, as well as in video games.

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Topics: gothic dreams, Steampunk, gothic art, fantasy art

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