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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

Brightmare


Steven Belledin

After twenty years of working in the fantasy genre, the inevitable finally happened: last year, I was asked to paint a unicorn. As I've said before, one of the benefits of this job is that I end up being asked to paint things that I would never assign to myself. Overall, I think that's a good thing as I'm essentially being paid to broaden my horizons. However, there's a potential downside to this aspect of…

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YESTERDAY’S POST


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Mead Schaeffer Book


Arnie Fenner

June 22, 2020 - "A room without books is like a body without a soul." —Marcus Tullius Cicero Well, 2020 is a bit more than half over and though businesses are starting to slowly reopen—most under new guidelines and restrictions in response to Cover-19—things are hardly back to normal. No movie theaters (yet—and no new films or big releases until later in the year). No concerts. No conventions. No film or TV productions. No sporting events or workshops (other than virtual ones) or parties (unless you're living in a state of denial) or many other jobs, diversions, activities, or entertainments as a result of the pandemic... Thankfully we had—and have—books. While it's true that brick & mortar booksellers and comics shops were shut down for a time (along with many other "non-essential" businesses), a number of publishers nevertheless stayed…

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RECENT COMMENTS


Recent Comments

  • Mark Martel on Auction Diving!Howard, The Fran?ois-Auguste Biard painting shows the ceremony sailors put on when crossing the equator of "Neptune's" realm. First tim…
  • Steven Belledin on BrightmareThanks! It's weird, right? Sometimes it's the littlest, subtlest thing that pulls an entire piece together.
  • Steven Belledin on BrightmareThanks, Sebastian. I think the impact high or low fantasy has on a person probably depends a lot on the person. I'm personally not deep…
  • Steven Belledin on BrightmareThanks, Donato. I really appreciate that!
  • Dan dos Santos on BrightmareMan, the addition of the lens flare MAKES the piece. Really good call, late in the game.
  • Sebastian on BrightmareI love this painting! Thanks for sharing it Steve. Really inspiring. I love how you took it wiht the Unicorns, somtimes low fantasy can…
  • Chris Beatrice on You Can’t Draw Because You’re Doing It Wrongagim, yes, I'd say so, but the point is not to jump directly to that point. It's like, before you play the violin, you need to tune it.…

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