Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Concept Art by Karl Simon

In light of the recent Blockbuster adaptation of The Beauty and the Beast i though to bring an unique interpretation of the classic storybook by Karl Simon.

A personal favorite of mine must be the Castle and grounds covered by moonlight, it was an exquisite piece created with a cold palette with a single strong warm focus point slightly off the middle of the composition. This one is the first point that draws the attention of the on looker and there the viewer softly roams in circles all over the composition slowly to come back to the pint of origin on the illuminated windows of the castle.

Without further do check the images below and the link here for the rest of the artwork.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Turning Point #2

Hayao Miyazaki strikes again, if you are a fan
get the book i just ordered mine from amazon
links and pics bellow 

and just some other great sketches

Disclaimer: All the artwork belongs to Ghibli Studio and Hayao Miyasaki

Friday, February 22, 2013

Decor8 Blog

I've been following this Blog for a few years now,
and every time a need a reprieve for the eyes or need a kick in the creativity
i go there and feast on the great designs and kind words of its owner.
She is offering 3 free seats in one of her online classes that need to be filled 
So comment, tweet or post and "May the odds be forever in your favor my friends"

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pretty 2013 February Calendar from Polka Dot

Our friend Polka Dot published yesterday a Cute 2013 February Calendar
Download - Print - Enjoy :)

For more cute things check out 

and dont forget to visit  and like Land of Fantasia Page on Facebook  :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Miyazaki & Ghibli's next two projects

Ghibli's next 2 Masterpieces just got announced!!!

Of course i am a HUGE fan!
If you like Miyazaki and his creations
stay tuned for more updates!

#1- Kaguyahime-Monogatari

Theme: "A princess's crime and punishment."
Synopsis: The story is the same as the original. However, the original does not describe Kaguya-hime's feelings, it just describes what happens to her. This film carefully draws her feelings out one by one.
Release Date: Summer 2013
Executive Producer: Seiichiro Ujiie (passed away on March 28, 2011 at the age of 84)
Toshio Suzuki mentioned that he would like to credit Ujiie as Chief Production Officer, but the official website poster credits Ujiie as Executive Producer
More from Suzuki on Ujiie: There was a thing Ujiie-san wants to do. It was Takahata-san's new film. He said, "I want to see his film by all means one more before I die." In this way preparations for Kaguya-hime began. Four or five years ago Ujiie-san seemed to say it this way in an officers' meeting, "this is not a business that I am concerned with directly because I leave my officiation to an operating officer. But there is the only exception, it's Takataha's film. I said this beforehand but this film is not profitable. But I have him make a good film because I don't mind a loss." (at the 19:45 mark) "I want to do something before I die." If Ujiie did not think this way, Kaguya-hime would not have been born.

#2- Kazetachinu

Synopsis: The story begins with a 10 year old Jiro Horikoshi. He longs for the sky and aims to be a pilot. When he becomes an adult and begins working on aircraft times of war have come. The thing which he should design was a fighter for a warship...

The name of the girl painting a picture on the teaser poster is Naoko. Miyazaki is using the name of the heroine of Tastuo Hori's novel "Naoko".
Release Date: Summer 2013
Director, Storyboards: Hayao Miyazaki
Original: Hayao Miyazaki's manga "Kaze Tachinu" - 9 chapters in Model Graphix magazine (April to September 2010, November 2010 to January 2011)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hello My friends!

Here are some new postcards from one of my fav "Makers"
 and here is the link for those who want to buy the cards.

Beauty and the Beast Concept Art by Karl Simon

In light of the recent Blockbuster adaptation of The Beauty and the Beast i though to bring an unique interpretation of the classic storybo...