Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fantastic Sketch

Fantasy. A genre of literature, art and film that has enraptured the mind and heart of billions of people. Fantasy gives us the oppurtunity to envision ourselves at our consummate best, fending off malicious dragons, defeating insurmountable odds, saving the beautiful damsel, or being saved by the handsome knight.

For me, fantasy is vital. The most influential fantasies in my life have been the magical works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Uplifting, hopeful,and stimulating, I consider them to be brilliant works. One day, I'm certain that I'll probably write a fantasy novel as homage to a few of my favorite authors.

I have always loved drawing fantasy elements, especially the soldiers, arms and armor. This particular concept was only half-finsihed, kinda. My main influence was Teutonic, though that was quite obvious. Then, I went wild and drew anything I wanted to see on the character. I think I did good; well, considering it's only half-finished. But other than that, I think it captures the vision of high fantasy that was in my mind's eye.

Johnny S. Reighard