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Roy G. Krenkel: Artistic Contradiction

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Even if you don't recognize the name, you know who Roy G. Krenkel is.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Calendars

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Mark it on your (NEW) calendar: 2016 has begun!

But, Baby, it’s Cold Outside

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To see the cold, you need a little warmth.

Visions of Frankenstein

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VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN is currently playing in theaters, although by the time you read this it may very well not be, having slunk away in...

The Art of Pellucidar

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When it comes to Down Under, Australia's got nothing on Pellucidor

Ken Kelly: An Artist I Can Trust

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Ken Kelly: NOT a Frazetta wannabe, as Mr. Jackson is quick to point out

Cavemen! (and Women)

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Oddly enough, cave women and cave men are frequently featured in SF and fantasy art.

Black and White: No Room for Gray Shades

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Early science fiction and fantasy magazines of the twentieth century, of which Amazing Stories was chief, employed artists for their interior illustrations who could produce images of great variety using only ink applied to paper.

Vampirella: Character or Commodity?

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Do we need an excuse to look at images of Vampirella?

Pictures of the Moon

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Visit the Moon, then go out and play in the sunshine

Illustrating Barsoom

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Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough's tales

Fantasy and Science Fiction Art on the Web

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Unlike in the olden days when we had to walk barefoot in the snow, uphill, both ways, to find fantasy art, today there are hundreds, if not thousands of online resources to slake your need.

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

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It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood

Manly Art for Manly Men

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You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".

Where is my Muse?

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Here's one technique for wooing your Muse back

Judging More Books by Their Covers: The Silver Warriors

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Judging books by their covers is made more difficult when the book in question has two titles as does Michael Moorcock's The Silver Warriors

Am I Blue?

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Monochromatic painting has been part of the avante garde since the end of the 19th century, but science fiction and fantasy artists use monochromatic painting techniques to a great effect.

Conan, by Crom!

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Depictions of Conan have evolved over the years, from Emshwiller to Brundage to Arnold and now, to Jackson.

ROBERT E. HOWARD and the Many Faces of CONAN

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Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.

The Artful Collector: A Savvy Collector Comes up with Art Hierarchy...

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Jane Frank had one last thing to add to her Art Hierarchies: Familiarity.

The Artful Collector: Art Hierarchies #8: Art by Someone Known Is...

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Jane Frank discusses Michael Whelan's value ... no, wait, Jane Frank discusses the value of Micheal Whelan's art... no, wait, Jane Frank discusses the value of value and how our different goals and perceptions influence the way we view, purchase and value art.

Bad Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

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In order to understand what makes really good science fiction and fantasy art, you have to look at a few pieces of bad science fiction and fantasy art.

Separating the Art from the Artist

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Suppose an artist or a writer says something that is loathsome or morally reprehensible? Can we therefore judge the artist's work as having no value simply because the artist is a jerk?
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Part Two of the Art of Covers

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This is part two of Eric Gustafson's guest post for me on covers. It's a huge topic, and even if you aren't responsible for...

I Can’t Compete with CGI!

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When I was in senior high school (thirty looong years ago) I had an appointment with a career counsellor. I had an aptitude for...

Art Theft

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I've been thinking this week about art theft. I don't mean art theft as in black stocking cap clad thieves pulling off a museum heist....

Sexism and the SFWA

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So there's a brouhaha brewing around the Science Fiction Writers of America and accusations of blatant sexism within that organization. (Actually it's more like a raging...

The Artful Collector: Is it All in the Image?

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At the heart of this debate is a real difference between how some creators of commercial art (i.e, art produced for the purpose of...

Buying a Book for its Cover

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So you know you've done it. I'm sure we all have at one point or another. You know what I'm talking about, right? You...