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sandmandaddy69 · 21 hours ago
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Michael Whelan
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aqua-regia009 · a year ago
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The Witching Tree (2019) - Michael Whelan
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70sscifiart · 2 months ago
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Michael Whelan
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jca-archive · 7 months ago
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Michael Whelan, from Illustrators 25 (1984)
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shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn · 4 months ago
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MICHAEL WHELAN Chasm Acrylic on Panel 30″ x 20″
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thehauntedrocket · 4 months ago
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Vintage Paperback - Bunduki by J.T. Edson
Art by Michael Whelan
DAW (1976)
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Michael Whelan for Sepultura ‘Arise’ (1991) 
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heavymetalmedia · 5 months ago
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Everybody knows Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell features an amazing painting by Richard Corben on its cover. But did you know the 'Loaf (rest in peace!) tapped Bernie Wrightson, Michael Whelan, Julie Bell, and Boris Vallejo for cover art as well? See all the images here:
https://www.heavymetal.com/news/meat-loaf-fantasy-art-evangelist/
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vintagerpg · 29 days ago
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Michael Whelan is one of my favorite artists I didn’t realize I had. I think the first thing of his I fell in love with was Lovecraft’s Nightmare, the diptych of paintings that, in slices, fronted the Dell editions of their Lovecraft collections in the 90s. Deliciously unsettling. Then it was his Elric paintings, my favorite of which is on the cover of the fourth edition of the Stormbringer RPG. But I don’t honestly think I realized it was the same guy who painted them. I do now, of course, but I routinely find another book cover that I have loved forever only to realize, once again, it is the work of Michael Whelan. Case in point, that skeleton faced slasher, who fronted the cover of GURPS Horror.
Oh, I should note, this is Wonderworks (1979) and collects what we’d now refer to as Whelan’s earliest work (Lovecraft’s Nightmare was still a couple years off at this point). A lot of it is obviously for paperback covers and I get this delightfully penned in feeling from a lot of it, which is a big contrast to his later stuff, which I think is often characterized by endless vistas and landscapes of monstrous scale compared the human figures in them. There is a charm to the intimacy of these compositions.
The other thing about Whelan is that his technique is pretty uncanny. He really only got started in 1974, so this body of work represents just five short years, if that. You can see some improvement in his approach to pose and anatomy over that time, and he definitely grows in confidence, but his fundamentals are amazing from the start. It is almost annoying how good he is. I don’t think Whelan’s had a really serious collection since the late 90s? Someone should rectify that, stat.
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blastbeatdbeat · 11 months ago
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Lovecraft's Nightmare by Michael Whelan
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tombofgod · 11 months ago
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sandmandaddy69 · 4 days ago
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Michael Whelan
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ophelia-network · 10 days ago
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“He was lovable the way a child is lovable, and he was capable of returning love with a childlike purity. If love is nevertheless excluded from his work, it's because he never quite felt that he deserved to receive it. He was a lifelong prisoner on the island of himself. What looked like gentle contours from a distance were in fact sheer cliffs. Sometimes only a little of him was crazy, sometimes nearly all of him, but, as an adult, he was never entirely not crazy.” —Jonathan Franzen
Gentleness by Michael Whelan
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gameraboy2 · 8 months ago
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The Gunslinger by Michael Whelan
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humanoidhistory · a year ago
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Michael Whelan cover art for Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov, born on this day in 1920.
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Michael Whelan
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wastehound-voof · 2 months ago
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Artist: Michael Whelan
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darklongbox · 4 months ago
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Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC. Art by Michael Whelan.
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70s-pop-80s · 2 months ago
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Artist:  Michael Whelan
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sandmandaddy69 · 5 months ago
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Michael Whelan
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