Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tanith Lee romance cover pastiche

I copied a romance novel cover for this one, adding elements from the Tanith Lee fantasy to make it illustrate the book. These are characters from Lee's "The Storm Lord." Note that even in the 1970s when the book was written, the template for the Fantasy Woman is already buxom and red-haired. Repeat after Lee and me: Buxom and red-haired. This type of art is called a "pastiche." "Pastiche" is an artwork which openly copies the style and subject of another artwork from a different period or genre. So there you go. I still have this book somewhere on my shelves, all covered with dust. Tanith Lee rocked. I wish she was still writing stuff like this. Maybe she is. I suppose I could look. You never get enough buxom red-haired babes or many-armed snake goddesses.

Acrylic on Strathmore illustration board, 5" x 8", February 1986.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

LOL, ok, now I have seen everything! Hana..er Pyracantha doing a bodice ripper cover!!