Skulls, Dragons, Boobs and Beasts…
The Fantasy Art Of Boris Vallejo

Gazing at art has always been a way for me to travel to other worlds in my mind. Growing up in the 80’s, I remember staring at Heavy Metal magazine for hours – I was transfixed by the colors and images. The master of fantasy art is Boris Vallejo, and for decades he has been creating alternate universes in his work. Inside of his world, women have huge muscles, and fight off dragons and other beasts. When you look at Boris’s work, you can see the impact he has had on illustrators within the heavy music community. Today, CVLT Nation would like to celebrate this fantasy wizard with a mammoth art gallery of his work.

 

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Sean

Sean

Sean Reveron was born & raised in Venice Beach, CA. He terrorized the streets of the West Side as a young Suicidal Boy, and was a part of the early Hardcore movement. Sean has always been passionate about the music and the DIY fashion of the crust and metal world, and that passion led him and his wife Meghan to create the world of CVLT Nation and the CVLT clothing brand.

37 Comments

  1. May 7, 2016 at 11:12 am — Reply

    Frazetta rules
    Vallejo drools.

  2. May 6, 2016 at 10:08 pm — Reply

    Old news. We’ve had a pizza chain in Austin with Vallejo on the walls for 30 years.

  3. May 6, 2016 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    Yeah, well, Boris is a classic, who doesn’t know him?

  4. May 6, 2016 at 10:24 am — Reply

    Gilbert Gonzalez

  5. May 6, 2016 at 10:17 am — Reply

    Никола Гецов

  6. May 6, 2016 at 10:03 am — Reply

    Thomas Daniel Noonan

  7. May 6, 2016 at 8:06 am — Reply

    Yeah!

  8. May 6, 2016 at 6:21 am — Reply

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  9. May 6, 2016 at 6:10 am — Reply

    David Youll Jacque Read what is best in life

  10. May 6, 2016 at 5:44 am — Reply

    Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell rented movies from me 2000-03 when Hollywood Video was in business. I’d see them every Friday. Nice folks.

  11. May 6, 2016 at 5:11 am — Reply

    I’ve suddenly gotten the urge to head down to Gator Country…get me a little of that Chomp Chomp.

    • May 7, 2016 at 8:09 am — Reply

      Thought for a minute it was another snap shot of Carolyn in your backyard then I realized those cats didn’t look familiar.

  12. May 6, 2016 at 5:07 am — Reply

    Cirith Ungol & Manowar album covers

  13. May 6, 2016 at 5:03 am — Reply

    Juan Montoya

  14. May 6, 2016 at 3:35 am — Reply

    One of Michelle’s and my favorite artists 🙂

  15. May 6, 2016 at 2:58 am — Reply

    Will Swindells

  16. May 6, 2016 at 2:16 am — Reply

    damn those nude pics of Kara Ann Vega finally surfaced

  17. May 6, 2016 at 1:21 am — Reply

    Naomi Corteen

  18. May 6, 2016 at 1:01 am — Reply
  19. May 6, 2016 at 12:54 am — Reply

    Ben Claasen

  20. May 6, 2016 at 12:53 am — Reply

    In most of those the physics and anatomy aspects were pretty ugly and exaggerated. Although a realistic painting style… Some are okay I guess, but his work was quite tacky overall. Take this snapshot as an instance, it sucks! haahah

    • May 6, 2016 at 1:05 am — Reply

      ya I was trying to avoide saying he sucks…. but there were some pretty shitty examples given in that link lol. frazetta 100% better

    • May 6, 2016 at 5:42 am — Reply

      This may be an earlier work. Definitely has a 1976 vibe.

    • May 6, 2016 at 7:18 am — Reply

      or maybe it´s just the idea

  21. May 6, 2016 at 12:43 am — Reply

    Rhombus Plowers radd

  22. May 6, 2016 at 12:27 am — Reply

    Alexandra Wallace

  23. May 6, 2016 at 12:10 am — Reply

    Marcos Montez

  24. May 6, 2016 at 12:09 am — Reply

    I think frazetta would be the master. he is one of many greats

    • May 6, 2016 at 12:23 am — Reply

      BV has a lightheartedness to his work Frazetta didn’t generally.

    • May 6, 2016 at 12:24 am — Reply

      they both rock. but frazetta was first. so id have to give him the crown. (if I had to choose one) lol

    • May 6, 2016 at 1:00 am — Reply

      Frazetta is waaaaaaaaaay better

    • May 6, 2016 at 1:20 am — Reply

      Frazetta couldn’t stand Boris. He considered him a copycat. Their styles are similar. I think Frank just didn’t want the competition.

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