Stephen filled sketch­books with dragons and cas­tles, but it wasn’t un­til he saw The Fel­low­ship of the Ring that he re­alised fan­tasy art could be a ca­reer.

ImagineFX - - Issue 152 October 2017 - Lo­ca­tion: US ME­DIA : Oil, Pho­to­shop, Light­room Web: www.na­jar­i­a­nart.com

We show­case the best art cre­ated us­ing tra­di­tional meth­ods, sent in by you.

1 For­est Godde ss

“I have al­ways been in­spired by the power and mys­ti­cal qual­ity of na­ture and the idea of Mother Na­ture. I tried to cap­ture that ethe­real beauty I see when I ex­plore the great out­doors.”

2 The Con­jur­ing

“I wanted to try some­thing a lit­tle more per­sonal than the dragons and knights in ar­mour I had been paint­ing. As such, I tried to push my­self with the de­sign, ren­der­ing and paint han­dling.”

3 The Fi­nal Hour

“To say that I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan would be a ma­jor un­der­state­ment. I wanted to show that piv­otal mo­ment when Ba­le­rion and Ae­gon the Con­queror are wait­ing for the sun to go down on Har­ren­hal, be­fore they launch their dev­as­tat­ing night time at­tack.”

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