This is mainly a big nod to the Ikoria-edition of Magic the Gathering with some Lowbrow elements featuring Luna & Nova, my own new Characters feeding what appears to be a Behemoth.
Actually, Schrödinger ( You remember the Scythe?) also seems to turn into a broom when under stress.
It is a funny bunch and feeding time is something special it seems.
With this piece I wanted to see how far I can push the boundaries of fantasy art and how much does it take for it to be categorized as lowbrow or even anime? I don't care much about genre-borders and this piece (and series) is just a testament for this statement.
The landscape is based on August Wilhelm Leu's work from 1860ish.
There is also a framed *over-the-top* Gold-Edition Print I made:
And since this is an ongoing thing, patrons see it first on my patreon btw.
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- Created by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio.
- You are welcome to share my work or repost it, but please don't claim or sell it as your own.
Wieder ein Hammerbild und wahrlich ein Meisterwerk
Ich gebe dir recht, denn ich ignoriere die Grenzen zwischen den Genres und Art Styles auch immer
ich glaube du hast Fantasy wirklich in einem Bild manifestiert ^^
The painterly style is so good that the behemoth and all other characters truly look like they always belonged to the original painting. Awesome work!
Also, I have to thank you for introducing me to all these lesser known painters, and especially, to Ivan Shishkin which I discovered thanks to your creative piece "Robots in a Pine Forest". Such serendipity turned out to be what I needed.
Hey, thanks for the kind comment, glad it gave you some inspirational names. I personally find it truly amazing up to this day, what these painters came up with in their time ;)