Friday, June 6, 2008

The Amazing Art of Boris Vallejo

Boris Vallejo has been one the most reputable artists in the world of fantasy illustrations with an erotic tone. Best known by his depictions of naked or half-naked heroic figures, he also has some productions with the female fighting theme. I believe the best known is the picture below, created under a commission he got in 1986 from the Heavy Metal magazine.

The painting below is the only other example I know of Boris incursion on the subject.

It is a pity he has not used more of his talent for creating these colorful and tanned voluptuous women, applied to scenes of bare hands fighting between women. And the expression "bare hands" is on purpose here, because Boris has a lot of material with combats with weapons - mostly swords, and also with prehistoric and fantastic animals. And men. But that is not the subject of this blog.

Boris Vallejo is a native of Lima, Peru, and lives in US since a long time.He and his wife have a site where you can find their works of art.

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