Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Brother Enemies of Amber

At one point in Roger Zelazny's "Amber" series, the hero, Corwin, has to fight his brothers for power in their royal family. In this scene, he's fighting Eric, one of his full brothers (same father and mother). Each sibling adopted an individual color scheme for their garb which makes it easy for the illustrator and viewer to identify them. Corwin's colors were black and silver, hence he is the one facing us. Eric's were red and black and you see him from the back. I don't remember whether anyone got killed in this swashbuckling saber match. I borrowed the scene and the character images from a still picture from a German horror movie of the time, "Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter." 

Ink and acrylic watercolor on illustration board, 8" x  10",  April 1981. 

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Love this...and I know that movie!