The next volume of of the Fantasy Illustration Library has started a kickstarter project.
From the site:
This is the second volume in the series "The Fantasy Illustration Library." GODS and GODDESSES will contain over 100 original paintings from fantasy artists, illustrators, sculptors and others from around the world. Each artist picked their subject to do for the book. All the images will be a full 9" X 12" in the book. It will be printed on McCoy SILK paper. The book will be over 300 pages in length and each text page facing the painting has a signature line for the artist to sign.
The artists include cover artists like Kinuko Y. Craft, Donato Giancola, and Chris Moore; one of the set and character designers from LOTR and The Hobbit - John Howe; comic book artists like Tommy Castillo, Bill SIenkiewicz, Franchesco, and Joe Phillips; Star Wars fan favorites Dave Dorman and Steve Palenica; leading illustrators like Chris Dellorco, Tom Woods, James C. Hill and Thomas Durham; movie and television set designers and artists like Rob Prior; fantasy artists like Ruth Sanderson, Tom Canty, Janny Wurtz, Omar Rayyan, Britt Martin, Jeff Easley and Doug Shuler; and Magic artists like Mark Poole, Raven Miura and Charles Urbach and many, many more.Full list of artists:
GODS and GODDESSES Participating ArtistsThis is the list of the artists participating in volume two of "The Fantasy Illustration Library: GODS and GODDESSES": Durlyn Alexander; David Lee Anderson ; Ed Beard Jr.; Alan F. Beck; Mitchell Bentley ; Patrick Blaine ; Richard Bober; Michael Budzisz ; Christopher Burdett ; Jim Burns; Armand Cabrera ; Tom Canty; Rob Carlos ; Tommy Castillo; Milivoj Ceran ; Echo Chernik ; Link Chiang ; Brent Chumley Gary Ciccarelli; Matt Cowdery ; Jessica Cox ; Kinuko Y. Craft ; Steve Crisp ; Raul Cruz; Sue Dawe ; Chris Dellorco ; Larry Dixon ; Dave Dorman ; Tom Durham J; eff Easley; Felipe Echevarria ; Ariana Edwards ; Bob Eggleton ; Craig Elliott ; Steve Ferris ; Sam Flegal ; Mitchell Foust Franchesco ; Gabe Gault ; Ashraf Ghori ; Donato Giancola; Linda Graves ; Daerick Gross Sr.;
Mark Harrison ; Richard Hescox; Stephen Hickman; James Christopher Hill ; Bill Hodgson ; Maria Huidobro ; Jael ; Tom Kelly; Doug Klauba ; Edward Ko; Andrew Kudelka ; Jessica TC Lee ; Kiri Ostegaard Leonard; Don Mait
The first book - Lands & Legends - was a blast to work on, I did the two pieces, Beowulf’s Battle and Baba Yaga.
I will be doing a couple new pieces for this volume: The Morrighan and Coventina.
I’m looking forward to get going on these, I’m currently doing the research and sketches for the details (I’ve gotten the ideas locked down... I think )
Please spread the word, and I hope you you decide to back the project!!
You can check out the project here: