#Art of Fantasy 85: J.R. Coffron

j-r-coffron-lockbox-poster-working-final-web-smWe’re entering the realm of darkness again with today’s edition of “Art of Fantasy.” J.R. Coffron is a true fan of horror and you can see that devotion in his twisted creations. He’s been perfecting his particular style of art from an early age, focussing specifically on the dark creatures that dwell in the hidden world. Coffron resides in Menifee, California.

Below is a small collection of his work. As per usual, each image links back to the site of origin. Enjoy!

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Dark and twisted, Coffron’s work is fascinating and falls more in the realm of horror than outright fantasy, maybe even cosmic horror. He creates gloomy and dark atmospheres through the effective use of shadow and muted colors and gritty textures that only serve to highlight the harrowing nature of his creatures and their nightmarish surroundings.

In earlier posts, I’ve mentioned how fantasy artists have the ability to create almost palpable windows to other worlds. Today’s artist is no exception.

If you’re interested in commissioning the artist, feel free to query him for availability through his website which I linked to above. Otherwise, leave me a comment below and tell me your thoughts on today’s collection.

Also, remember to check out this week’s “Art of Science Fiction” over on Kōsa Press’ blog.

Cheers!

Woelf

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