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.


Can you feel that frigid wind? However thick your clothes, it manages to work its way into them, stealing away precious warmth bit by bit. These mountain guards have the unenviable task of braving a shift of the watch. The wind has beaten the hems of their cloaks to shreds, and threatens to push them right over the edge of the mountain if they aren’t careful. They dare not get any closer as they peer down onto the winding road below. Are they watching for someone specific, or is this an average day on patrol that’s about to take an unexpected turn?

“The Moutain Guards” by Emmanuel Bouley

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6 thoughts on “Fantasy Art Wednesday

  1. Adam says:

    This seems like a really provocative image in its ambiguity. We have here two figures looking down, but is this a long sought destination, or somewhere that they gaze upon regularly as guardians? Do they look on this place with hope, resignation, or something else?
    Are they even united? Perhaps one looks upon their fate with regret, while the other is intractable, waiting only for their appointed time so that they can discharge their obligation, as is their duty.
    I really like this image. So many possibilities could easily fit what we see.
    Thank you for sharing.

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      • weavingword says:

        There are lots of amazing artists out there. I try to avoid the cliche fantasy art (usually with scantily clad women) and look for the more serious stuff. The images I pick typically have a mood that grabs me right away, and from there potential narratives emerge. At least I’m using my years of art studies for something–certainly I’m not making my own anymore. Now I just paint pictures with words. 🙂

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