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Wenches and Mead
I am a stalwart defender of the chainmail bikini.

I genuinely believe that it is an important part of our artistic heritage, at least as it pertains to fantasy art.

When Frank Frazetta painted the cover for 'Conan: The Barbarian' in 1966 he done something that nobody had ever done with the character before - he showed us an echo of a time that never existed.

For the first time ever Conan wasn't a Greek, or a Roman, he wasn't pulled from a museum or an illustrated history book, he wasn't inspired by some culturally well worn period of history that could be pointed to and understood in a cold cerebral way.
What Frazetta done was to create entirely new kind of iconography that we understood in a real guttural sense, it appealed to something deep and intrinsic and fantastic.

It was alien, and ancient and understandable. It was the birth of modern fantasy art.

The chainmail bikini that is often maligned was a logical and necessary step upon the evolutionary ladder that made fantasy art everything that it is today.

It is a piece of our visual lexicon, it might seem a little hackneyed or goofy today, but it is fun, and it is important, and it is a signpost.
A visual shorthand for a savage time that only exists in the deepest corners of our collective imagination.

I took a poll on my patreon ( and got 'fit tiefling girl' as the winning result.
Usually I wouldn't post this anywhere else, but I really liked how her abs came out.

'Anything legal considered'

I can work in almost any style you want.
Typically £50 +£20 per additional character.

Drop me an e-mail at if you're interested.

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**Not Currently Accepting Commissions**


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Myst222007 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018
I just heard the news. I didn't know Andy personally but he seemed like a wonderful guy. I am grateful that I was able to commission such a fantastic artist earlier this year. This is A HUGE LOSS to the community. Rest in Peace, Andy. 
AgentLema Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just saw the news. Thank you, for the advice and the inspiration to us all. 

Rest in PeaceI salute you! 
supreme-emperor-over Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, why does keep happening?  You have had a massive impact on Deviantart. Please if Taking your life is an issue. Please get help people want to help you. People Love and Care About you way more than any of us know.  
Temekula Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
:( (Sad) 
Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018
kimjongangryplz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018
R.I.P :(
CollinMagney Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Rest in Peace, Andy. :(
Kiborg-Graph Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rest in peace, man. :iconcandleplz: Your wonderful artworks will live on and continue inspiring others for years to come.
HeavyMouse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018
Wait us in Valhalla
OldschoolCartoons Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Student Filmographer
Rest in peace
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