A Heart of a Dragon by Pauliina Hannuniemi

I apologize for being away, but I found the perfect art to bring me back today.  This is A Heart of a Dragon by Finnish professional artist Pauliina Hannuniemi, posting as pettryb.  I believe the girl in this piece is there to heal the dragon’s heart — and I’ve been working on my own healing these…

Hour of Destruction by Sandara

I know I’m late posting my AtoZ “X” post, but I haven’t been in the right headspace the last few weeks to get that series done, apologies my friends.  In fact, today’s art, called Hour of Destruction by one of my all-time favorites, Singaporean professional artist Sandara, basically sums up my mood of late.  This…

AtoZ 2017: W is for Willow

W is for Willow As I inch toward the finish line of my 2017 AtoZ Challenge series, Dragons in Our Fandoms, this time let’s look at a dragon from the modern classic fantasy movie Willow. Above is the official Tonka action figure (which I’ll talk about more in a moment) of the dreaded Eborsisk dragon from the movie, since there aren’t…

AtoZ 2017: V is for the Volsunga Saga

V is for the Volsunga Saga Moving (slowly but surely) right along in my 2017 AtoZ Challenge, we’ll examine another story from ancient mythology — this time travelling to Scandinavia, to examine the legendary 12th-13th century Norse prose poem that includes the slaying of the dragon Fafnir by the hero Sigurd in the Volsunga Saga. The full Volsungs Saga has been translated…

AtoZ 2017: U is for Ultima

U is for Ultima Apologies for the delay, but up next in my 2017 AtoZ Challenge, let’s take a look at the dragons in another video game franchise I sadly never had the opportunity to play — the classic series called Ultima, and it’s MMORPG successor, Ultima Online. Above is the original box art from Ultima I created by Denis Loubat and found at the…