Raoul Vitale is a fantasy artist, illustrator and concept artist who appears to work primarily in oil.
His illustration clients include “Magic the Gathering” art for Wizards of the Coast, and his private commissions often focus on scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Vitale frequently works with a controlled palette, allowing the wonderful textural qualities of his work come to the fore. This is particularly effective in hie portrayal of dragons, rocky landscapes and gnarled, ancient trees (or Ents, for that matter).
He also takes on subjects from literature, such as his interpretation of “The Lady of Shalott” (above, second from bottom).