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Articles and posts that deal with SF, fantasy and horror in the visual arts, including graphics, cover art, painting and related subjects.

Earl Norem: 1924 – 2015

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Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber

Pictures of the Moon

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Visit the Moon, then go out and play in the sunshine

Asni’s Art Blog: Cosmic Peacock

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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!

The Promise of Unrealized Dreams

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Dreams never die. They might not live either.

The Creative Thrive #002: Creativity – Why Do We Do These...

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Some view the creative life as an ALL-IN situation, and I don’t know why.

Alex Ross

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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.

Asni’s Art Blog: Chickens in Armour

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Turns out there is a veritable sub-culture of Chickens in Armour.

Review: KROMA by James Dee

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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

Illustrating Barsoom

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Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough's tales

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Rabbit

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I’ve been a bit stuck for a topic, so I punched “space rabbit” into DeviantArt's search field. This is the result: Enjoy!

Glen Orbik – 1963-2015

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The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Art on the Web

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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.

Asni’s Art Blog: Legends of New Zealand

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New Zealand is an island of birds. So it is not surprising that birds feature in many Maori legends.

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

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It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood

The Art of the Role Playing Game

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Fantasy art is flourishing in the world of gaming

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

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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.

The Artist as Criminal: The Frank Cho Spider-Gwen Controversy

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Mr. Jackson on the latest internet blowup. And freedom of expression.

Where Have all the Artists Gone?

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Is there a conspiracy?

Asni’s Art Blog: Garuda

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Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.

Photographic Covers versus Traditional Art – Part 2

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Books need covers, but the artistry that goes into creating those covers is getting lost in an avalanche of CGI and stock photography.

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Very Cool Websites

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Today, a facebook page that is collecting some wonderful SF CGI artwork

Photographic Covers versus Traditional Art – Part 1

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Photographic covers are becoming more and more common on book covers, even in the science fiction and fantasy genres

AMAZING THINGS: Futures Past Magazine Plans To Go Print

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Futures Past - A Visual History of Science Fiction - is making the move to print.

Asni’s Art Blog: Simurgh

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The Persian Simurgh – always a female – is known to be a defeater of poisonous snakes, and knowledgeable in the healing arts.

The Fantastic Art of Beer and Wine Labels

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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"...

When Art Gets Rejected

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To have one's heart and soul passed over for another can be a devastating thing.

Asni’s Art Blog: Phoenix

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The phoenix remains popular: A symbol of new beginnings, of adversity overcome, and of reinventing oneself, perhaps.

Manly Art for Manly Men

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You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".

50 Shades of Gray

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Painting with the values between 0 and 1

Asni’s Art Blog: Happy Goat Year!

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Happy goat everyone! Year year many fish, ten thousand things like will, dragon horse sperm god, step step high rise.