“The Archer of the Rose” by Donato Giancola. Very heroic piece, on an epic scale. Illustrators have tended to get a bad reputation as not being “true artists” as the subject of their work is “confined” by their text. I disagree. I have never read the series for which this artwork was commissioned, but it speaks to me as surely as if I knew that indomitable woman with the bow. The picture exists in itself. That’s true art.
This is so beautiful.
Ah this guy is incredible. He always goes to Dragon*Con and for the past 2 years I’ve been meaning to make it to his panel, but I never get the chance :(
careers to consider when I finish uni:
- girl in 1960s Paris with winged eyeliner and a fringe who sits in cafes and bars and drinks sherry
- WWII war nurse
- muse for a late 19th century artist
- archaeologist in the 30s
- background character in a Wodehouse story
- incorporeal sense of vague dissatisfaction