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Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber
Visit the Moon, then go out and play in the sunshine
Did you know there is a whole religion involving the worship of a cosmic peacock? You'd never know where poultry keeping could lead you!
Dreams never die. They might not live either.
Some view the creative life as an ALL-IN situation, and I don’t know why.
Ross' style has been compared to that of Norman-Rockwell and he has been praised for his realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters.
Turns out there is a veritable sub-culture of Chickens in Armour.
Kroma is an independent online graphic novel written by James Dee with art by John Chester, Sebastien Sanches and James Dee. It tells the story of the kingdom of Kroma, whose people have been divided based on colours
Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough's tales
I’ve been a bit stuck for a topic, so I punched “space rabbit” into DeviantArt's search field. This is the result: Enjoy!
The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.
Unlike in the olden days when we had to walk barefoot in the snow, uphill, both ways, to find fantasy art, today there are hundreds, if not thousands of online resources to slake your need.
New Zealand is an island of birds. So it is not surprising that birds feature in many Maori legends.
It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood
Fantasy art is flourishing in the world of gaming
The Feng Huang is often referred to as the "Chinese Phoenix", but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang.
Mr. Jackson on the latest internet blowup. And freedom of expression.
Is there a conspiracy?
Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.
Books need covers, but the artistry that goes into creating those covers is getting lost in an avalanche of CGI and stock photography.
Today, a facebook page that is collecting some wonderful SF CGI artwork
Photographic covers are becoming more and more common on book covers, even in the science fiction and fantasy genres
Futures Past - A Visual History of Science Fiction - is making the move to print.
The Persian Simurgh – always a female – is known to be a defeater of poisonous snakes, and knowledgeable in the healing arts.
Now we're getting down to it: don't think Bob Heinlein had this in mind when he said that author's competed for "beer money"...
To have one's heart and soul passed over for another can be a devastating thing.
The phoenix remains popular: A symbol of new beginnings, of adversity overcome, and of reinventing oneself, perhaps.
You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".
Painting with the values between 0 and 1
Happy goat everyone! Year year many fish, ten thousand things like will, dragon horse sperm god, step step high rise.