Fantasy Art Online, a New Era

The world has some incredibly talented. Unfortunately before the advent of the internet it was extremely difficult to showcase your artwork no matter how wonderful it was. Nowadays however almost anybody is put together an online art gallery and showcase it to the world. One of the more popular forms of artwork that has grown up with internet is Fantasy Art. Let’s take a little look at what it is.

Fantasy Art is simply art work that often includes a magical theme. Often these themes are interlaced with ‘science fiction’ and ‘horror’. The majority of pieces of fantasy art that you can find online include mythical creatures. A lot of the art work online is tied to fantasy fiction, in fact, if you read a fantasy story or watch a movie there is a good chance out there that there is some art created about the subject.

Those that create fantasy art have changed the way that we view images. If you go to an art gallery you will find fairly ‘bland’ paintings and portraits. The reason for this was that in the past this is what people purchased, it is what excited people. Fantasy Artists however seem to have thrown the ‘art rulebook’ aside and created artwork that is grand and exciting with much action going on it. You will never find a piece of artwork like this in an art gallery. These images were not created with the intention of selling and therefore they really show the personality of the artist. It is in my opinion that there is no other form of artwork that can be found online that gives a description of a personality as much as fantasy art work does. In addition to this the images are created with a variety of different methods, some still use the old ‘painting’ method but other people who are talented in 3D art use special computer software. It really has opened up the eyes of the world in terms of finding new ways to create artwork.

Much Fantasy Art Online has come about by way of communities. The internet has allowed people from all over the world to bond over similar interests. As talented artists are bonding with ‘like-minded’ people then they are more than willing to share the images that they have taken time to create without fear of being shot down.

As I mentioned at the start it is also much easier to share artwork on the internet. Almost anybody in the world is able to grab a domain name and some webhosting and create a fantasy art gallery. In fact, you don’t even need hosting as there are plenty of websites online dedicated to this purpose. With the right advertising methods in place you will be able to promote your own artwork and get it in the eyes of the world.

If you are a fantasy artist then it makes sense to have your own fantasy art gallery online. It is the best way to share your beautiful creations. After all, fantasy goes hand in hand with the internet as the internet provides an escape from reality.

By Laura