My wife told me I should do a special steampunk post and some of you thought that was a great idea and so I've complied. Instead of my normal focus on one artist, today's collection features a variety of artists. In curating this collection, I tried to stay within or as close as possible to … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 33: The Steampunk Edition
A while ago I briefly mentioned that Woelf Dietrich is a pen name. I took it from Wolfdietrich who is a German hero of romance. I thought it apt given my primary writing interest. Also, there is a hotel by the same name in Austria, but that is another story. I discovered the history behind Wolfdietrich … Continue reading The Meaning Behind The Name Woelf Dietrich
Even Amundsen is a concept artist, illustrator and self-described alcohol enthusiast, moustache connoisseur and coffee adorer. He currently resides in Prague. His paintings combine fantasy and the comical–well some of his work, anyway--and I love the soft light and palette that permeate through his work. Below are a few choice samples. If you click on any … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 32: Even Amundsen
The Mercy Giver is now officially part of the Nerdist Collection Contest, held in conjunction with Inkshares. From Inkshares' website: "In continuation of the success of our first Sci-Fi & Fantasy Contest, Inkshares will publish the top five science fiction and fantasy projects submitted after August 15 with the most unique reader pre-orders by 12:00 p.m. PST, … Continue reading Update: The Mercy Giver is officially part of The Nerdist Collection Contest!
Stepan Alekseev, is a digital artist based in Yakutsk, Russia, as far as I am aware. I had difficulty finding more background information on the artist. Apart from his obvious talent, he seemed to have done a bit of work as concept artist for a few game companies and considering his enormous talent, I am … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 31: Stepan Alekseev
As an addendum to my previous post, the idea for The Mercy Giver came out of nowhere, really. I started writing randomly one day and as I wrote my words an idea formed in the back of my mind. At first I intended the story to be just a straightforward crime thriller about a psychopath on the … Continue reading The Mercy Giver: Origins and Inspiration