Phew! Can’t believe it’s Monday again. In New Zealand it is, anyway. And time for another #Art of Fantasy post.
Today I’m featuring the art of Kazumasa Uchio. I tried to find more information about the artist, but everything is in Japanese. I did discover a few more places for you to view his work, like here and here.
As I’ve mentioned, finding information on the artist and his work turned out to be more difficult than I expected, and my inability to read Japanese contributed to that failure. However, I do know that the last piece above is called, Idril’s Secret Way.
I love the rich colors and clarity, and the settings are pure fantasy. These are the type of images I loved as a child, the type of illustration that is so rich and vibrant you wish you could use it as a portal and step through to that world and explore its landscapes and magic.
I suppose I did, in a way, when I started writing. Have you ever found a piece so awesomely beautiful you can feel a story develop in the back of your mind? It sometimes happens to me. Who am I kidding–it always happens to me!