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.

This is the kind of image fairy tales and fantasy stories are made of. The magic of the forest comes out at the heart of its depths, when there is no one around to see. Does the Green Man emerge every day, or is this a rare occurrence that only happens on special days, or when certain conditions are met? He is conversing with a mossy figure rising up from the water.  Wouldn’t you give anything to know what they are saying? I’ll bet if you listen closely enough you can find out.

“The Green Man Awakens” by Phil McDarby



3 thoughts on “Fantasy Art Wednesday

  1. Adam says:

    I imagine they greet each other like old friends. “It’s been…a long..time…hasn’t it?”
    “Yes,” she answered quietly, “it has.”
    I imagine these are two who can speak volumes with only a handful of words, because they’ve known each other so long.
    I like the idea of secret worlds, places that man has not discovered, and may not be meant to find.
    I picture the Green Man spreading out his branches until they are so fine that the slightest weight could make them snap, but no creature would ever be so careless, not today. So he safely spreads his branches, and lets the wind blow through him like the fine fingers of a lover.

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    • weavingword says:

      Very nice image! I like it 🙂 Secret worlds are definitely food for the imagination. Growing up one of the series I loved was The Borrowers. Secret, tiny worlds could exist anywhere, even in my own house, without me knowing it.

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      • Adam says:

        Mmm. I really like Rats of Nimh for the same reason. Simple things like a pot or a tractor can take on such portent through the eyes of a mouse.
        Also, if you’re a fan of graphic novels, you might check out Mouse Guard. At first glance it resembles Redwall, but they really focus on the size difference. There’s one scene where the mice are fighting crabs, and it’s like a scene straight out of Clash of the Titans.

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