There’s just something about dragons, in all their scaly, writhing, whip-tailed, bat-winged glory, that gives artists a subject they can really, if you’ll excuse the expression, sink their teeth into.
Breath of Embers: Art of Dragons is a new show at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California that revels in dragons in a multitude of interpretations by illustrators, fantasy artists and visual development artists. Dragons big and small, fearsome and fanciful, will fill the walls from now through October 31, 2011.
The feature page on the exhibit gives a list of the participating artists with links to their websites or blogs, and the “view pieces” page can be sorted by first or last name, and there is also a choice for “See All” on a single page.
When viewing individual pieces, it’s worth noting that the gallery now has a feature for viewing close-up crops for the images, allowing you to see the details and visual texture that give so many of these works their extra appeal (e.g. images above, bottom two).
(Images above, Justin Gerard, William Stout, Heather Theurer, Omar Rayyan, Eric Velhagen, Caitlin Hackett, Cory Godbey, Olivier Tossan)