Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer James Mongrain makes it look as easy as playing with Play-Doh as he turns a solid blob of molten glass into an intricate dragon sculpture.
It’s easy to be captivated by the medieval world of Westeros in Game of Thrones. I mean, everybody loves a good story about kings and queens, princes and princesses, swords and lords, and castles and banners. But have you ever wondered why Westeros is stuck in this never ending medieval age? They’ve lived like this…
Okay, so maybe D-War isn’t actually the greatest film of all time. That’s more accurately the Hercules film where Lou Ferrigno tows the Earth across space with his bare hands. But D-War is up there. And it’s getting a sequel!
Every year, the Spectrum Awards pick the most amazing art in science fiction and fantasy, from a number of categories including book covers, advertising, and concept art. This year’s nominees are absolutely stunning. Here are some of our absolute favorites.
Many fans see George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as a saga about Daenerys Targaryen’s return to her homeland (assuming she actually gets there). Long before Daenerys, the Targaryens ruled for centuries. Here’s the story of how Dany’s ancestors conquered the world of Game of Thrones.
Okay, first things first: No, Game of Thrones’ fifth season almost certainly shouldn’t have won the award for Best Drama Series over Mad Men at last night’s Emmys. Second: Yes, this is another Game of Thrones VFX reel, and yes, Game of Thrones absolutely deserved to win its fourth Special Effects Emmy, as this video…
Artist Strangely Katie blends creatures and cuisine with her latest series of original characters: the Tea Dragons. Each dragon grows a different blend of tea leaves on its body, making them the perfect companions for cafe owners—assuming they can appropriately pamper them.
In this remarkable time-lapse video, artist Valeriano Fatica (who has also coaxed a unicorn, a Game of Thrones White Walker, and Cthulhu from various fruits and vegetables) transforms a watermelon into a detailed, toothy dragon. Meanwhile, we can barely peel an orange over here.
This year on Game of Thrones, the dragons are bigger and nastier — so the VFX crew bringing them to life had to come up with two new methods for portraying Drogon, the biggest of the bunch. Including "the world's largest fire-breathing crane."
In Dragons of Tarkir, Sarkhan Vol has gone back in time, rescued Ugin the Spirit Dragon, and created a new timeline where dragons control the plane instead of the khans. That means we get a Magic set with more dragons than we’ve ever seen before.
As the tiny figure floated down onto Caelia's wing, the dragon thought to herself, "Human food delivery. Now why has no one thought of that before?" Concept art by Cathrine Langwagen.
It looks fragile, but the Bubble Bath Dragon is remarkably adaptable creature, ever changing its soapy hide. And it doesn't hurt that every sentient that gazes upon it melts a bit at the sight of the bathtub dwelling beast. Concept art by Luke Mancini.
Behold "Fighter," crafted by a team of ice-carving artists (Japan's Junichi Nakamura and Shinichi Sawamura, and the U.S.'s Chan Kitburi and Dean Murray). It took first prize in the multi-block division and a Governor's Award (voted on by event volunteers) at the 2015 World Ice Art Competition.
HBO have just released a new poster for Game of Thrones Season 5, and as you can see above, it's got a great big dragon in it — but it's who's looking at the dragon from below that raises a lot of interesting questions. Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons and speculation ahead...
As the role-playing game's name hints, dragons abound in the many worlds of D&D, but of course they can't all be red, evil, and hungry for heroes. There are dozens of species with different abilities, agendas, and alignments a wandering adventurer may encounter; these just happen to be the weirdest.
It's taken 20 years, but the epic Dragonheart trilogy will finally come to a close on February 24th, when The Sorcerer's Curse hits... huh? What? It's not a trilogy, just a series that Universal occasional craps out a new direct-to-home video installment for every few years? Yeah, okay, that makes more sense.
Before you get too excited on the heels of today's Game of Thrones news items, we're not talking actual fire-breathing monsters here. However, it's possible this newly discovered dinosaur species could have inspired the dragons that populate Chinese folklore.
"From me to you Little one, know that I will always watch over you, I will always protect you and I will always love you. Carry my example on to your children and you will make me proud." Story and art by Lamin Martin.