You got to love the low-levelishness of the dude in the first picture carrying around a frying pan. That's a real adventurer!
Met Larry Elmore at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX. He is a really friendly guy who does not mind chatting with people. He really seems to enjoy life.
Big Elmore fan and I too have met him on several occaisions (mostly past Gen Cons). Made him laugh once. Really nice, really friendly and just one heck of a damn good artist.
One of the things I like about Elmore is that his women, while often impractically dressed, at least look like real women and not grotesquely over-proportioned racks of T&A on tiny waists. Also, that chick in the first picture has some nicely toned arm muscles. She actually looks like she's be competent in a fight.
I always figured the little guy in the upper painting was a gnome. That's how I picture them looking, anyway.I'm gonna go ahead and say the guy in the lower picture is a xvart, making this the best xvart illustration to date. Nice work, Larry.
I think that lower picture was on the "Fantasy Hero Companion" from Hero Games. I really liked it the first time I saw it.Word verification "hotte" :) LOL
I also enjoy Elmore's landscapes. They make me say, "Ooh! I want to go over there, up along that treeline, over hills and into that valley!"
"Central Delaware beckons!"
"...the combination of swordbabe plus little weird dude...."Now there's a phrase you don't hear every day. Well, at least I don't.And I second what Erin said.
So many Elmores ... so few vans with unpainted sides ...