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Old 08-23-2012, 08:38 PM
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Default Oh, Fantasy Art...

The premise of this thread can be summed up with this here image:



Now then. Some ground rules:

Rule #1- Published only. The internet's lousy with stuff like this. It's only noteworthy when someone actually goes "Yup, that's totally something I'm comfortable printing in my RPG sourcebook/on the cover of this novel/magazine."

Actually yeah, that's about all the restriction that's likely needed here. Go forth and post the embarrassment!
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:41 PM
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:27 PM
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Is that she-mummy-pharaoh art deliberately mimicking Kaneko or is that a coincidence?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:00 PM
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Is that she-mummy-pharaoh art deliberately mimicking Kaneko or is that a coincidence?
That's not Kaneko at all! Her breasts are either too big or she has too few of them.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:08 PM
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Recently, a disturbing trend has swept fantasy novel covers: let's put a photo-realistic dude on the cover just sort of standing around or holding a sword or something. I can appreciate wanting to get away from pictures of dragons and stuff (though let's not kid ourselves guys, if there are dragons and demons in the book, you're not exactly reading Proust), but is this really any less embarrassing?

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:18 PM
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That's not Kaneko at all! Her breasts are either too big or she has too few of them.
I was talking about the face and especially the eyes. The body is off-model and the feet too sketchy to be legit Kaneko. But the face is an uncanny imitation!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:24 PM
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I was talking about the face and especially the eyes. The body is off-model and the feet too sketchy to be legit Kaneko. But the face is an uncanny imitation!
Yep, it's the heavy lines around the eyes.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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So, what, Google wants us to find Boris Vallejo art for him?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:06 PM
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So, what, Google wants us to find Boris Vallejo art for him?
Pfft, I've got plenty of that just lying around tormenting me as it is!


Really, I was just hoping someone would try and top the poor judgement of Sexy Mummy there with something like, this:



Or even better, like THIS:

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:14 AM
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The long elf!
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:19 AM
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I'm going to count "part of a movie intro montage" as "published material."

An underrated movie in my opinion.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:28 AM
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What really amazes me about that Bilbabalbabul book is it looks to have predated the age of CTRL-V.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:43 AM
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Think I'll just stick with rolling half-elves, thanks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:35 AM
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I don't see the problem with Sexy Mummy Pharaoh! If you have a problem with Sexy Mummy Pharaoh you should ask yourself: "When did I die inside?"

Also, there's similarly nothing wrong with this:

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:43 AM
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When you're drawing clothes that exist only a technicality, why bother? Just be honest and make her naked for chrissakes.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:46 AM
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Knobil was no hero--but someone had to save the world...
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:50 AM
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When you're drawing clothes that exist only a technicality, why bother? Just be honest and make her naked for chrissakes.
Well, she's wearing boots. What more do you want?

Actually, on closer inspection, those are chaps. SO MUCH THE BETTER!
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:36 AM
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Improbable cats


What clothes


o_o


Plain science-fantasy fun
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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This one is really cool but it's not fantasy, Lady.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:16 AM
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Not fantasy, but I feel it belongs in here:

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:25 AM
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Sci-fi covers count, right? Please say they do.



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Old 08-24-2012, 02:40 PM
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There's more than just ONE mystery of the druids!

For example, one mystery of the druids is why they had Lawnmower Man face.

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Oh my GOD...

This...

This is the most beautiful of images.
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Hmm... let's go with this:

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This is the wallpaper version, but I own the actual book, and this may be the worst cover.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:06 PM
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Hey it's the Magna Carta horse-nipples dude.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:13 PM
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this may be the worst cover.
Oh @#$%, that cover. Yeah... I think you may have just won the thread with that thing. I mean, not only is it super tasteless, but... anatomy? Perspective? Basic composition? Who needs those when you've got a crotch doily!
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Even if it meant Knobil had to endure a naked blond dude doing unspeakable things to his fin.

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Plain science-fantasy fun
N-noooo! They skinned Toucan Sam! Who's gonna bring Fruit Loops to children now?
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:14 PM
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N-noooo! They skinned Toucan Sam! Who's gonna bring Fruit Loops to children now?
I think he'll rest easier knowing that the same catchphrase he used to teach children how to find fruit loops will also be used by detectives to eventually find his skinless, grisly corpse.
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