Monday, June 19, 2017

Dragons profiles

Merlin's Dragon by Hartmut Jager
available for sale HERE

In a way this is a continuation of the first and second dragon posts. 

The first was primarily about Western style dragons (the ones with wings). It also heavily focused on digital art, which a lot of fantasy artists use.

The second focused primarily on Eastern style dragons (the ones without wings, who are serpent-like and are sometimes portrayed in the water). This post was more about painting, and featured some renditions that were traditionally oriented, even if original. 

This post focuses primarily on dragon profiles (mainly the head of the dragon), though the last piece in this post focuses on some parts of the body as well. The styles are drastically different from colorful painting to monochromatic digital art. It heavily features two artists, Julie Engelhardt and Ali Oppy because they tended to make more dragon portraiture than any of our other artists (at least in terms of dragons that haven't been featured on the blog before).

So first up is artist, Julie Engelhardt and her colorful paintings:

   Meadow Dragon by Julie Engelhardt
available for sale HERE

The Secret Dragon by Julie Engelhardt
available for sale HERE

Dragon and Wizard Gnome by Julie Engelhardt
available for sale HERE

Dragon Gaze by Julie Engelhardt
available for sale HERE

Next up is a heavily featured artist (and winner of many of our contests) from our group, Ali Oppy. She primarily does fantasy portraits of people, but she also delved into fantasy portraits of dragons:

The Purple Dragon by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

The White Dragon by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

The Red Dragon by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

The Grey Dragon by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

The Purple Dragon by Aimee N Youngs
available for sale HERE

Following are just a few examples of products you can buy on our site. Colors and types of frames can be customized (just read underneath descriptions):

The White Dragon framed print by Ali Oppy
choose frame and mat from drop downs
(this frame is PEC8 under silver frames and the mat is Silver Florentine)
available for sale HERE

Dragon Gaze framed print by Julie Engelhardt
choose frame and mat from drop downs
(this frame is PLC11 under copper frames and the mat is Arctic White)
available for sale HERE

The Purple Dragon tote bag by Aimee N Youngs
choose colors for background in drop-down (this one is dark purple)
available for sale HERE

Merlin's Dragon pillow by Hartmut Jager
choose background color from drop-down (this one is the default color)
available for sale HERE

click here for more dragon art for sale by our members

our home page

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dragons (Part II)

Phoenix and Dragon by Rebecca Wang
available for sale HERE

In section II on dragons, I focus on Easter style dragons by the members of Fantasy Art for Home and Office (as opposed to the first section which primarily focused on western style dragons). Western style dragons have bat-like wings. Eastern style dragons do not have wings. 

According to Wikipedia:

The Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian and South Asian countries.[1] Most are depicted as serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence, and are quadrupeds (four legs and wingless) ...

... Dragons are often held to have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In many Asian cultures, dragons were, and in some cultures still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion, and the universe. They are associated with wisdom—often said to be wiser than humans—and longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. In some traditions dragons are said to have taught humans to talk ...

Following are more Eastern style dragons:

Chinese Azure Dragon by Rebecca Wang
available for sale HERE

Wisdom by Alice Chen
available for sale HERE

When Our Eyes Meet by Alice Chen
available for sale HERE

This art piece has a bit of a Western touch featuring a mermaid, but the dragon seems very Eastern:
The Balance of Peace and War by Betsy Knapp
available for sale HERE

Ice Dragons by Chad Hamilton
available for sale HERE

Baby Dragon by Krzysztof Spieczonek
available for sale HERE

Guardian of the Cross by David Griffith
available for sale HERE

Technicolor Dragon --Rainbow Colored Whimsical Dragon by Jayne Somogy
available for sale HERE

Following are just a few of the kinds of products you can buy on Fine Art America. Products include towels, pillows, totes, mugs, shower curtains, duvets (bed covers), tee shirts and i-phone cases.

These are just some samples:

Phoenix and Dragon print by Rebecca Wang
available for sale HERE
choose size, type of frame and mat color from drop down menu:
This one is a 19.62" x 24" under blue frames (CUL6)
and a cream mat

 The Balance of Peace and War print by Betsy Knapp
available for sale HERE
choose size, type of frame and mat color from drop down menu:
This one is a 16.625" x 20" under gold frames (PLc7)
and a cream mat

When Our Eyes Meet pillow by Alice Chen
available for sale HERE
choose size of design with slider and background color with drop-down
this color blue is 251094

Baby Dragon tote by Krzysztof Spieczonek
available for sale HERE

Technicolor Dragon --Rainbow Colored Whimsical Dragon cell phone case
by Jayne Somogy
choose type of cell phone case from drop-downs:
available for sale HERE

more dragon art from our group can be viewed and purchased by clicking here

our group home page (click on images for prices and products available)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Dragons (Part I)

Fire Dragon by Daniel Eskridge 
available for sale HERE

This is part one showcasing our members dragon works of art. 

According to Wikipedia:

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically scaled or fire-spewing and with serpentine, reptilian or avian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures around world. The two most well-known cultural traditions of dragon are

* The European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Balkans and Western Asian mythologies. Most are depicted as reptilian creatures with animal-level intelligence, and are uniquely six-limbed (four legs and a separate set of wings).
* The Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian and South Asian countries.[1] Most are depicted as serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence, and are quadrupeds (four legs and wingless).

The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word dragon and Latin word draco derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake".[2]

Some Eastern-style dragons will be featured more in part II. Here are some fine examples of Western-style dragons (with options to purchase as prints and a number of products underneath):

Blue Moon Rising by Richard Hescox
available for sale HERE

Dragon's Revenge by 
available for sale HERE

Book of Fantasies 02 by G. Berry
available for sale HERE

Green Dragon by Daniel Eskridge
available for sale HERE 

Dragon Scenery - 3D Render by Elenarts - Elena Duvernay
available for sale HERE

Dragon's Glory by Luis Rosario
available for sale HERE

Twilight Storm Dragon by Sherry Bunker
available for sale HERE

Uncommon Friendship by Solomon Barroa
available for sale HERE

Dragon and Castle by Fabrizio Uffreduzzi
available for sale HERE

Yeah by David Griffith
available for sale HERE

The Dragon Mirror by Richard Hescox
available for sale HERE

A Little Girl and Her Dragon by Daniel Eskridge
available for sale HERE

Once Upon a Time There Was ... by David Griffith
available for sale HERE

The Dragon Lands by Mario Carini
available for sale HERE

Next are just a few of the product options that can be purchased through the site. Some other products not listed here are cell phone cases, shower curtains, towels, mugs and tee shirts.

Blue Moon Rising framed print by Richard Hescox
available for sale HERE
choose mat and frame colors from drop-down
(for this rendition the frame is under gold frames and is a CRQ5
and the mat is a Las Cruces Purple mat) 

Once Upon a Time There Was ... pillow by David Griffith
available for sale HERE
choose background color from drop-down (this one is #480b9d)

 Book of Fantasies 02 tote bag by G. Berry
available for sale HERE 
choose background color from drop-down (this one is #790c0c)




Friday, June 2, 2017

Fairies (Part I)

The Moonlight Fairy by Jayne Wilson
available for sale HERE

The point of this post is to show the many expressions and depictions of fairies by our fantasy artists. The fantasy artists whose works are featured here are part of the Fantasy Art for Home and Office group on the site, Fine Art America. Under each piece you will find a link where you can buy (if interested).

Fairies are a legendary or supernatural nature spirit from Europe (and probably originating from Celtic traditions). Fairies have wings in many varieties, and are typically found with light orbs. According to Wikipedia: "The word 'fairy' was used to represent an illusion, or enchantment; the land of the Faes; collectively the inhabitants thereof; or an individual such as a fairy knight."

Here are some other pieces from our artists:

Forest Sprite by David Griffith
available for sale HERE

Indigo Featherdust by Putterhug Studio 
available for sale HERE

A Fairy's Friend by G. Berry
available for sale HERE

Flower Pot Fairy by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

Fairy Cottage by Ka Fra Art
available for sale HERE

Visitors at a Fairy Blessing by Lise Winne
available for sale HERE

Sissy Fairy by Rob Corsetti
available for sale HERE

Growing Mushrooms by Brian Wallace
available for sale HERE

Pixie Glenn by David Griffith
available for sale HERE

Flying Flower Eve by Prar Kulasekara
available for sale HERE

Closer by Alice Chen
available for sale HERE

Many of these images are available in framed prints, on home decor, teeshirts and totes. Here is what some of these products can look like:

"Pixie Glenn" framed print by David Griffith available HERE
choose frame at mat color from tabs and drop-downs 

"Moonlight Fairy" pillow by Jayne Wilson available HERE
choose background color in drop down (this one is: #1f760f)

"Closer" extra large round beach towel by Alice Chen available HERE

click here for more fairies (plus mermaids) from our group

our home group page

for Fairies (Part II) GO HERE