Ask Morgana 087: Luis Royo

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Luis Royo (1954-) is a prolific fantasy illustrator whose works have appeared in magazines, on calendars, in books and albums, in portfolios, and in card collections. He has worked with G R R Martin (of Game of Thrones fame) on a children’s book. His work is executed in a high Gothic/fantasy style. Set in eldritch landscapes and cityscapes of shadows, mountains, and spires, his pictures are populated with demons, heroes, and monsters… and of course with fey, feral warrior-maidens. There is blood and body-art, there are piercings and tears, there are swords, spikes, and touch-me-and-die looks, and his women are part houri, part elf-princess, part samurai, part vampire whose love is not for the faint of heart and whose kisses may be honey or poison, depending on the mood of the bestower.

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