Fantasy Subjects: An Art Portfolio by Steve Ferris
Steve Ferris is a fantasy illustrator based in Eastern Long Island, New York. In his artistic practice, Steve creates works featuring a range of fantasy subjects, from mermaids and faeries to Tolkien characters.
The attention to detail in Steve’s illustrations is stunning. I love the way the artist renders different textures -- skin, fur, hair, and more -- always paying attention to how lighting and ambience affects the look of these elements. The sense of movement in the images is also terrific. Whether a character is flying, running, or leaping through the air, it’s easy to see the progression.
Steve’s gallery of black and white drawings showcases a greater degree of variation in style -- some of the works in this gallery are tight, polished drawings, while others are sketches or line-art waiting to be coloured. Some of these works remind me of sequential artworks by Chad Hardin, at home in comic books or on book covers.