Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge

As I slowly get back into the habit of blogging regularly again I think this linked blog post is an excellent kick-off and a worthy challenge, which I, through this re-post, formally accept. In short: Pre-Tolkien Short Story Challenge Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge

#Art of Fantasy 134: Bartłomiej Gaweł

I've never played any of the Witcher games, not that I can remember if I'm honest. My introduction to the Witcher was through the original stories that started it all. I first read The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski a couple of years ago and liked it; the concept and the lore and worldbuilding--which is uniquely … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 134: Bartłomiej Gaweł

#Art of Fantasy 131: Magdalena Radziej

Magdalena Radziej is a concept artist based in Warsaw in Poland and currently works at Flying Wild Hog game studio. She specializes in conceptualizing environments and possess a lively interest in matte painting and has recently contributed to the game Shadow Warrior 2. Below is a small collection of her beautiful work. Enjoy! If you want to … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 131: Magdalena Radziej

#Art of Fantasy 128: Sam Carr

Apologies for my recent absence. For some reason Winter this year in New Zealand decided it wanted to take revenge on me for all those years I never got sick. I've been in a sorry state for over a month. It started with influenza and ended with a trachea infection. I went through two courses … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 128: Sam Carr

#Art of Fantasy 127: Zezhou Chen

I'm still battling the flu but I'm getting there. Apparently, New Zealand has been hit with a vicious strain and a lot of people, from what I can tell, had to go on another course of antibiotics. I haven't done so myself yet and don't think I will. I have done the one course and … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 127: Zezhou Chen

#Art of Fantasy 124: Piotr Jabłoński

And #Art of Fantasy is back this week! I have a sneaking suspicion that I like artists from Poland. I feature a lot of them, unintended, of course. But as I look at those previous entries, I find the art similar in tone. Dark and atmospheric and in some cases seemingly inspired by nightmares. And … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 124: Piotr Jabłoński

#Art of Fantasy on Hiatus This Week

#Art of Fantasy is on hiatus this week due to looming deadlines. We are hard at work on Interspecies: Volume 2, and the first drafts of our stories are due next week. I'll have the regular art post ready for you next week but for this week I leave you with a painting by Mist … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy on Hiatus This Week