The art duo Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev make tiny magical creatures from porcelain. Their whimsical style and vision captures the imagination and delights all. Interestingly enough, neither of these artists have any formal training in ceramics. One is a painting teacher and the other is a graphic artist. They gravitated to ceramics because of the enormous potential of the medium. Each tiny work, ranging between one and ten inches, is expertly crafted with painstaking detail.
To see more of their works, visit these sites:
Don’t forget! The release party for THE TOLL OF ANOTHER BELL is today on facebook. There are lots of prizes and chances to meet and greet with the authors, including me. For more info, head on over to the Facebook event page. While you’re there be sure to click on the poll to tell them I sent you. 🙂
Although my time for video gaming is limited, there is something to be said about gaming concept art. This exceptional piece was created by James Paick and I wish I could find for what game it was for. Between the play of light and the strong fantasy storytelling elements, I felt it too good not to share.
Anyone know what game it comes from? Let me know in the comments.
Sometimes it takes work to get my fantasy on, and this morning was no exception. My youngest decided I needed to be pulled out of bed five minutes before the alarm for his morning bottle, and that I needed to hang out with him while he snuggled in his blanket on the couch. Today also marked the start of school for my older two kids after being off track for the past two weeks, which means a school morning, which means rush and hustle and arguing and all that stuff that we’ve avoided for two weeks.
After all that I needed a little escape from reality.
This is where a short foray on Pinterest is very helpful. I put “fantasy” in the search and allow the software to deliver hundreds of examples of fantasy art and places. You can also follow the fantasy boards of pinners you like for a more customized experience.
Here are some of the gems I found today, the notes on the pins are from the pinners themselves and not me:
Anything inspired by Lord of the Rings, and especially the art of Alan Lee is bound to get my attention. I love the attention to detail and the fantasy armor.
I liked this one so much I followed this pinner’s board “Elemental Fire.”
Again, the attention to detail here is remarkable. There is a story here, he is protective of her, she trusts him. A little romance is good for the soul. Love it!
Where do you find your inspiration?