Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Knights And Warhammers; And A Longing For Those Past
I miss the role playing game fantasy art of about about twenty years ago and earlier. The weapons were plausible and the armour functional. Granted, this is still the case in some instances today but, largely, the popular aesthetic is the big shoulder pad, gigantic weapon, etc. I feel at a loss sometimes because I cannot suspend my disbelief while viewing modern fantasy. I respect many artists that do the kind of work I am speaking of, and they are amazing. The large armour and weapons are just not my aesthetic. I miss Parkinson, and Darrell Sweet.