Thursday, 31 January 2008

Martin McKenna and other illustrators

While I may have absolutely no artistic talent whatsoever, I can at least appreciate the work of those who do. One of my favourite genre artists is Martin McKenna, whose work has graced hundreds of speculative publications over the last twenty years. While he is skilled with all mediums, it is his pencil drawings that truly excel, at least in my opinion. The atmosphere that some of his illustrations evoke is fantastic.

You can check out his website here:

While I'm on the subject, I'm also quite partial to Ted Nasmith's illustrations, particularly those of Middle Earth/Lord of the Rings. I even have three decorative plates with some of his Lord of the Rings illustrations on. I'm not so keen on his Lord of the Rings-inspired musical compositions stick to the paintbrush, Mr Nasmith.

His website can be found here:

Who else...ah, how could I forget Jelly, my brother and faithful reading troll. He happens to be an illustrator too, and while he is still learning his trade he has produced some tasty genre artwork, such as this little gem below:

You can check out the rest of Jelly's artwork here:

1 comment:

Martin McKenna said...

Hello James, and thank you for your very kind comments!
Just to let you know, I have a new site up at
Thanks again, and best wishes,