Michael Komarck is an American artist and illustrator who specializes in digital paint. He has worked as an illustrator for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game by Sony Online Entertainment and has done illustrations for Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, as well as Dungeons & Dragons. Michael has also illustrated comic books and book covers, most notably for authors Robert Aspirin and George RR Martin, among many others.
Michael’s work is breathtaking. His ability to render even minute detail is phenomenal. These paintings mix photo-realism with fantastical elements and the result is an almost perfect marriage of style and fantasy. I am generally not a fan of photo-realism when it comes to fantasy, but I’m blown away by these paintings. I’m excited. This is how you paint a proper fantasy book cover. Let me know in the comments what you thought of these paintings.
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