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


Amy K said...

wow.. I wish I could draw like that. I've heard how good an artist you are. I like to draw too, but I can't make things up like that in my head. I don't know if you know who Adam Terrell is, but he is my older brother. I think that he had met you before.

Happy Drawing!

Johnny S. Reighard said...

Thank you for the compliment, Amy. Yes, I've met Adam; he's a lot of fun to be with.


Cory A. Taylor said...

I like the shoulders. It would be nice to see how his legs fit into this. But like you said it's not finished.

Cory A. Taylor said...

The smeared shading also looks very nice.

And I like the title, at first it might look like you were trying to compliment yourself, but if you go by the proper definition then "Fantastic" is a very appropriate title. Most people wouldn't use that word in that way. I like it.

C.R. Scott said...

Do I see Bar-a-dur and Orthanc in that, or is it just wishful thinking? Because that would be cool for a head villain or his assassin knights or something. ;).