The Art of Feast of Shadows For every book I write, I collect a gallery. Some of these images I found before I started composing and so influenced the output. Others I stumbled upon later […]
The occult and dark fantasy photographs of Finnish artist Aki Pitkänen, AKA Narikka Photography, are so realistic and well-composed that it’s hard to believe they’re not paintings. Several of the artist’s images have inspired elements […]
Freelance artist Anato Finnstark has a kind of refined speed-painting style. It doesn’t look like speed painting because of his inspired use of bright colors to create the focal point. By capturing the reader’s eye […]
I’ve featured Austrian artist Stefan Koidl before. His “visual horror story” about dark supernatural events at Chernobyl develops similar themes as the rest of his work: that kind of eerie, detached creepiness we feel at […]
For those who don’t know, there is a recent trend in fantastic art so pervasive that it cries out for an explanation, and probably its own genre. I’ve written before about why it’s such a […]
Blending dieselpunk, medieval horror, and dark metal fantasy, Costa Mesa artist Mike Franchina has created an alternate earth where Catholic forces are locked in a never ending paranormal trench war with the armies of hell. […]
Fall of the Rebel Angels (1554) by Frans Floris (Flemish, 1519-1570)
A selection of pages from an eighteenth-century demonology book comprised of more than thirty exquisite watercolours showing various demon figures, as well as magic and cabbalistic signs. The full Latin title of Compendium rarissimum totius […]
Slovenian illustrator and concept artist Valentina Remenar likes to paint beautiful people in fantastic and colorful settings. Find more on her website.
Kou Takano, AKA Kotako, paints fierce depictions of gods and dragons. Find more on ArtStation.