A Beautiful Fantasy – The Artwork of Rebecca Guay, and her Kickstarter!

Greetings from the shadows of a well-stocked art hoard, fellow rogues!

Kind of a short post today, but I think it’s a very important one. I’ve just become aware that one of my favourite artists of all time, Rebecca Guay, is running a Kickstarter project to fund a beautiful book of her gorgeous artwork. (Fair warning, there are some lovely, painted boobies in the forthcoming pictures, so if your workplace is somehow immune to art, this might qualify as NSFW?)

‘Little Fish’

For me, Rebecca Guay’s artwork is the kind that I can just sit and stare at, lost in the beauty and the details, the colours and the shimmering translucency. It’s the kind of artwork that makes my little rogueish heart go ‘SKWRK!’ when I see it (kind of like the feeling you get when the the hand of a town guard clamps down on your shoulder mid lock-pick, but in a good way). It’s the kind of artwork that motivates me to hunt down copies of every single Magic: the Gathering card she’s ever illustrated (no mean feat!). It’s the kind of artwork that makes me dance a little jig because hints of John William Waterhouse are there, but different, and better, and with the understanding of the female form that I think is rather unique to, you know, females.

‘Pandora’

Serra Angel:  This is the art from the MTG card I WISH I OWNED. Serra Angel is reprinted fairly regularly with different art by different people, but I think this one is the best and should be the standard ;-)

Her Kickstarter video, featuring much gorgeous art, music and a lovely message for Rebecca at the end explaining her project and its motivations:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1360132117/evolution-the-art-of-rebecca-guay-1993-2014/widget/video.html

Dwell on the Past

It’s also the kind of artwork that I think should be supported, and that I think needs to be even more widely known – so please do go check out her blog and her Kickstarter (the video is a great intro to her stuff), and if you like what you see, please consider helping her out! She’s already well and truly reached her goal, but she has awesome stretch goals coming down the pipeline as we speak, and there are plenty of different pledge levels and rewards to entice you. In addition, the book won’t be available anywhere offline after the Kickstarter, so you’re  in for a truly special item if you decide to pitch in!

Rebecca very kindly gave me permission to spam this post with her gorgeous art – although I only *wish* I could do this stuff, all the pictures here are hers and hers alone. :-) One of my favourite aspects of her art is that although she has some beautiful (somewhat) monochrome works,  she takes such obvious joy in rich, luminous colour, remeniscent of the Renaissance art that forms the basis of my PhD in alchemy. SERIOUSLY – LOOK AT ALL THE COLOURS:

‘Elvish Piper’ – incidentally, the first Rebecca Guay piece I ever saw! It graces a Magic: The Gathering card of the same name, and I was hooked from the moment I laid eyes on it :-)

Elvin Cache:  I need this elf’s dress, stat.

Dusk

The Visitor

Gaia’s Blessing

Regenerate:  wish I could have a sexy elf man kiss me lovingly back to consciousness when I feel off colour… ;-)

This is only a tiny fraction of Rebecca’s amazing portfolio, so make sure you check out the links – and come join me in supporting her Kickstarter!:

Rebecca’s Blog

Rebecca’s Kickstarter

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go and have a lie down.

Until next time, fellow rogues, don’t forget to check for traps (and sign up to Rebecca’s Kickstarter!),

Syl

13 thoughts on “A Beautiful Fantasy – The Artwork of Rebecca Guay, and her Kickstarter!

    • I’m glad you like her stuff! Please feel free to repost/reblog/make your own post of the stuff you like, if you would like to help get the word out about her kickstarter, and of course her general awesomeness :-)

    • The book is only available through the Kickstarter, so if you’re interested, make sure you check it out! Pandora is also available as a signed print I think as one of the kickstarter pledges :-D

    • Hooray! I’m so pleased you’re a fan as well :-) Yep, her art crops up all over the place – she’s done work in graphic novels, and cover illustration, to name a couple of other things.

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