Fantasy Art Wednesday

Get inspired with this week’s Fantasy Art Wednesday, where fun fantasy artwork is combined with a writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing!

The title of this image intrigues me; “Gone Hunting.” This is a pretty bleak place. The mountain peaks are sharp and unforgiving–I can’t see any trees or other signs of vegetation. Snow is swirling down from the sky, driven by what is undoubtedly a bitterly cold wind. The only warmth to be found in this dark landscape is a single camp fire. Someone is enduring a frigid night pressed against an overhang of rock to keep the worst of the wind at bay. I go back to the title…”Hunting”. What exactly is someone hunting in a place like this, where no normal game would be able to survive? And what game would be worth battling such conditions in order to find it?

Maybe the hunter isn’t looking for game after all, but something more menacing. Something that lurks in the shadows of these mountains. He could be trying to protect innocent lives with his hunt, even if it means sacrificing himself in the end…if you like to write about heroes. He could just as easily be here for the challenge alone–enticed by the difficulty of this particular hunt. He could be a rogue warrior, in it for a generous reward. Maybe you like to write about villains. Perhaps this hunter is here to steal or destroy something rare and fragile that is being protected by this harsh environment. It’s really all up to you. Look deep into the drifts of snow and tell your version of this story, wherever it may take you…

"Gone Hunting" by Simon Weaner

“Gone Hunting” by Simon Weaner



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