Sunday, June 12, 2016

Elric and Zarozinia

This little drawing is from my "Barry Windsor-Smith" period. It's even dated and signed with my initials, HMGS, before I started using my "star monogram" on artworks. The late 1970s were a prime time for heroic fantasy, in comics, books, films, fashion, and heavy metal rock. All those things are kind of dated now with the dominance of the various "punk" trends. I love 'em anyway. This is albino king Elric with one of his doomed girlfriends. Everyone in the Elric stories was doomed.

Black ink on illustration board, about 4" x 7 1/2", 1977.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Actually it reminds me a lot of Aubrey Beardsley's black and white illustrations. Very cool!