Prologue :
   
Little green man
A day may come when these recovered memories
may grow as vivid as if we in our own persons
had been there and shared the thrill and fear of
those primordial days;
A day may come when the great beasts of the past
will leap to life again in our imaginations,
when we shall walk again in vanished scenes,
stretch painted limbs we thought were dust,
and feel again the sunshine of a million years ago.

Tomar’s destiny has been commited to the pages of the book before you. Before his epic tale reaches it's final conclusion...
The GrislyFolk,
H.G. Wells

Fantasy Gallery : The entire content of this gallery has been illustrated or designed by Anthony Marriott.
   
Fantasy art is a illustrative genre usually portraying magikal and other supernatural elements, concepts, entities or enviroments. While there can be some overlap with other genres such as science fiction, horror and other forms of speculative fiction art, there are unique elements not generally found in other forms. Depictions of ancient myths and legends, as well as depictions of modern day fantasy in the form of divine interventions and other magical or supernatural forces, are very common elements, and distinguish fantasy art from other forms. Dragons, wizards, fairies and other fantastical and mythical creatures are common features in fantasy art.
Scythians updated 12/12/03
Scythian scouts
Dark Sidhe : changes 17/02/05
Leanan Sidhe
scythian buckle updated 03/03/03
Scythian Gold
Abaddon New 30/05/03
Fallen Angel

Farie
the Golgothan new 05/02/02
Demon
 Queen Medb minor changes 25/11/04
Queen Medb

Morgue notes
Arsenal 04/12/03
Ancient Arsenal
the Kurgan updated 22/10/04
the Kurgan
Siegmunde updated 21/01/04
Viking Woodcut
This Gallery begins with one of my favourite historical nations, subject to much speculation and legend, the Scythians: Ancient hoseman of the Russian steppes. Fallen Angels (pencil), variations on a demonic acrylic painting, an ancient Viking woodcut, a sterling silver Dragon pendant, the Kurgan (pencil) and a selection of axes, swords and shields.
" What sounds are those that gather from the shores, The voice of nymphs that haunt the sylvan bowers, The fair-hair'd dryads of the shady wood, Or azure daughters of the silver flood? "
   
Homer : Odyssey
Angel of Light
Graphite Angel
Avalon
Digital composite
Forest Fae new 13/12/03
Digital composite
Artwork Details :
     Artists Description and comments relating to characters and concepts.
" Quodlibet audendi potestas "
But if it so happens...a work... requires fantasy...[and that] certain limbs or elements of a figure are altered by borrowing from other species, for example transforming into a dolphin the hinder end of a griffon or a stag... these alterations will be excellent and the substitution, however unreal it may seem, deserves to be declared a fine invention in the genre of the monstrous. When a painter introduces into this kind of work of art chimerae and other imaginary beings in order to divert and entertain the senses and also to captivate the eyes of mortals wholong to see unclassified and impossible things, he shows himself more respectful of reason than if he produced the usual figures of men or animals.
Attributed to Michelango: Francisco de Olanda, Dialogos, trans. L. Rouand (Paris,1911) pp.109ff.,
quoted Chastel,La Grottesque, p35.
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