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4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  239 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
An artist of the spectacular. Each collection sparkles with pieces seen on book covers from around the world. Fantasy, science fiction, eroticism, etc... Royo has devised a special personal mix of media that makes his work so uncannily real, so beguilingly engaging as to make him a best-selling star.
Paperback, 85 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by NBM Publishing
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Phillip Goodman
perhaps the best Royo book i have devoured so far, his work needs no words, no explanation it stands up on its own, but when i read the little commentaries (so much wonderful terse poetry) in here i really felt they added to my appreciation of the work, they really show that he is much more than -just- a 'fantasy artist' his themes are not of the realm of comic books and magazines and pulp fictions, though they use them too, Royo's themes are much older, and beyond even the oft told stories of m ...more
Carina
Oct 15, 2014 Carina rated it really liked it
Luis Royo is certainly one of my favourite artists and I think this is my favourite of the two compilations which I own. One of my favourite pictures is in this volume (called 'The Hand of Three Circles' which depicts Persephone with Hades in the background) but there are some other wonderful pictures included here such as 'Diagonal of Dreams' and 'A Million Tears'.

The subject matter (for the majority of Royo's work) is certainly not for children and there are a large number of pictures within t
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T.L. Wood
Mar 07, 2010 T.L. Wood rated it it was amazing
This man’s artwork is wicked cool! As a true lover of fantasy art and being an artist, and an author of fantasy fiction, just seeing his artwork inspires me. Some of his work is so dark and creepy, but that is what makes it so great. I never grow tired of looking at his books. This is a great one to add to any fantasy art lover’s collection.
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Nov 21, 2013 Shayla Williams rated it it was amazing
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If I could paint humans, I would aspire to paint like this guy. I love his worlds, and his contrast of beauty and beastliness. As an ugly, "beastly" woman, his art really speaks to me.

I used to have all of his books, but I left them behind when I moved from Austin. I've reacquired these two, and hope to eventually have them all again.
Briana
Oct 01, 2011 Briana rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Royo fans or Satan Worshippers
Recommended to Briana by: Secretmarsgirl
Well, after looking at this book I'm not so sure that I like Royo anymore. I typically love the way he creates his female characters. BUT, the Satanic images and sexual affairs between women and Baphomet (satan) is APPALLING! I don't like evil things. I like dark things. His work could be so much better if he left that trash out.
Mark
Oct 28, 2011 Mark rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, art
Luis Royo is a phenomenal artist, especially the female form. Having said that, this is not a book for young readers. Most of the art in this book is of a fantasy nature, some I have even seen on book covers.
Sreevidhya
Sep 07, 2012 Sreevidhya rated it did not like it
Actually "I just hate this one"...
And I never thought of giving such a bad review for this when I took the book in my hand....
But... I didn't like his way of saying about girls.. That was a bit bad...
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Luis Royo (born 1954) is a Spanish artist, best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines, and various other media including book and music CD covers, video games and Tarot cards.

Beginning his career as a furniture designer, he was attracted to the comics industry in the late 1970s, and nine years later turned to art as a full time career. Within a few years, h
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