#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 101: Kirill Novoseltsev

We go dark this week with the artist, Kirill Novoseltsev. Kirill lives in St. Petersburg, Russia, and his art is different and strange. Unfortunately, I don't know much about him and my Russian is non-existent. I can tell you that I love his style and tone. You have dark fantastical elements here mixed with a classical approach. … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 101: Kirill Novoseltsev

#Art of Fantasy 100: Mythology Through New Eyes

To celebrate the 100th episode of #Art of Fantasy I thought we'd celebrate the origin of fantasy. And because "#Art of Fantasy" focusses on art, it makes sense then to approach it from that angle. So, today we look at ancient folklore and mythology through the eyes of contemporary artists. Instead of the usual gods … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 100: Mythology Through New Eyes

The Cobbler and the Dragon

#TheDeadGod There once lived a dragon named Smok in a cave deep inside a hill–or, if you prefer, a small mountain, although “a large hill” is probably closer to the truth–who found sustenance in sheep and virgins, and when there were no more virgins, peasants from a nearby village tasted just fine, though they lacked the richness and splendor of chaste flesh...