It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of a new website today featuring a gallery of art that pays homage to the world of Hyboria. Over the last few months, I?ve solicited a few dozen artists to illustrate images set in the world of Hyboria. I?ve received several of these commissions back, and am happy to say that these are some of the best illustrations set in Hyboria I?ve ever seen. I hope you?ll agree.
The goal of the project will be to collect 12-20 images/year, one every few weeks or so, from artists and post them in the gallery for everyone to enjoy. In the end, we?ll hopefully have hundreds of images paying tribute to Howard and his lush and rich world of Hyboria.
To celebrate the launch of the site, I?m releasing 5 new images this week, one per day, before I settle in with the normal schedule of a new image every few weeks. You?ll want to check back every day this week to read the write up on each artist, and view the image that they have contributed.
Today?s image is of a Kush ite Warrior, illustrated by our own forum contributor Atula Siriwardane. It?s an excellent pencil illustration if you ask me, and I think you?ll enjoy it as well.
Read about Atula and his contribution at Border Kingdom
View Atula's Kush ite Warrior here: Kush ite Warrior
View some other examples of Atula's work at his profile page, including a picture of Conan, and a stunning pastel: Atula Siriwardane Profile
And if you like the image, please be sure to leave him a message telling him so at the bottom of the page when viewing the enlarged picture. I?ve seen all the images so I know that these artists have put a lot of time and effort into giving Howard fans something they can really enjoy for years to come.
Tomorrow I?ll post an update of the next artist.
Please let me know if you have any feedback on the project.
If you?re an artist, and interested in contributing, please go here:
Images of Hyboria
Edited by Croms Bones, 21 April 2008 - 06:44 PM.