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Awful fantasy art by Artsammich Awful fantasy art by Artsammich
Bad fantasy art. Some love it and can't see why it's bad, others hate it and anyone who loves it.

Personally, I'm so glad it exists. What else on earth, besides movies starring pop singers, is capable of being so bad that it's entertaining?
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JanVanh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
What is good and what´s bad? If sth. is good or not is standing always in relation to the philosophie and the experience of the audience. At the end the watcher makes his decision - while this is usually influenced by his environment and the surrounding culture. Sometimes you have to think outside the box or simply need humor to see things from the correct angle.
IsidorSwande Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
How didi do that?!
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Plus, the Escher Girls pose.  Definitely not enough skin/cleavage, though. 
Artsammich Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I agree. My blog gets a lot of kids following it so I have to keep the art in the safe zone. :)
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And the rest of us thank you for that!  (Believe me, I don't want to see any more of that stuff than I already do XD )  Still, seeing some of that fantasy art is like watching Mystery Science Theater 3000- horrifying and entertaining at the same time.
LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Awesome! :D
NobleLupa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
It's cute.
TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh! *shudder* That's so awfully grotesque and horrible......... that I have to put it in my favourites. Bravo :iconclappingplz:
SilverQ10 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're coloring is great too! :D
SavagePassion666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist she setting her own hair on fire? If so that's awesome. Granted she's got pretty fierce case of cross eye there so maybe it's to be expected.
Artsammich Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I'd never seen it that way, but I'm glad for the coincidence. :)
dank96 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
you are an inspiration.
Mae-Noelle Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol! That's some bad fantasy art!
NanaCasas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think this is bad fantasy art! I think it may be opportunity to parody fantasy art, perhaps. I like her pose, expression, and colors. Her shape is cartoony, love her ears and eyes, wings and green hair. The yellow ball of light is a nice touch too. So there you have it. There isn't anything I don't like about it. You did good, in my opinion. :0)
witchingbones Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whoooosh! He wasn't calling his own work bad fantasy art. He's parodying bad fantasy art and delighting in existence so we can laugh at it.

This is such an accurate caricature of it, too.
NanaCasas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it! Thanks...I think I did say that "it may be opportunity to parody fantasy art..." So I guess that was a true statement? I do delight in the existence of the characters presented here. Fun stuff!!! And I am laughing.... :0)
Zinegirl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist
I like her derp-face.
PiTY91 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:love: i love this!! amazing work dude! ;D
gemmillw Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
I'm on a drug and it's called 'Artsammich!!!' side effects include happy thoughts and seeing cool cr@p everywhere -- BooYAH.
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it :D
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Photographer
dear Artsammich...

This very Magistral Digital Art work is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
ladyAlyafaelyn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And that, my friend, is why this picture is hilarious and made of WIN.
ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is so freaking good man. Thanks a lot for making it!
Fitz-Chivalry Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Haha, I love bad fantasy art, because it's terrible and over the top. Well done and well captured. =p
rastapitan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
very cool style and color
WingedGenesis5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that face is priceless! Also, I can't help but notice that she appears to be lighting the ends of her hair on fire, lol!
Momentanaufnahme Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're so right with that :D.
Gunslingrr6 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
I'm confused. I like it. The disproportion makes it great. If this is 'bad', then, I would really like to see more bad artwork. Directions would be appreciated
jflaxman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Great stuff. As a sometime fantasy artist I try to avoid such excesses. Any chance of a third piece in the series depicting a female warrior in ever-so-practical spike heels and a chainmail bikini?
Artsammich Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
The original drawing of the girl was in a chain mail/skull bikini, but I backed off a little because I get a lot of kids and parents checking out my blog and frankly being more true to the fantasy genre wasn't worth the potential of offending someone (unless it's the type of fantasy artist I'm making fun of, I don't mind upsetting them).
Zae369 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
OMG someone understands me! lol, the same thing happens with bad matte painting and "concept" art, or their idea of it. Blegh
But besides the unconvincing and bland pin-up chick that you've hilariously caricatured and thus made not bland, I'm not quite sure what else about bad fantasy art you're trying to poke fun at because everything else like mood, area of focus, and use of colour is great.
pacodesiato Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like very much this :)
solfieri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU for this! The only thing missing is that she's not naked enough (because we all know a fur or steel bikini proves the best armour). :XD:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
:wave: Hello! :iconpeachplz:

I'm just letting you know that I've featured your awesome artwork in my journal this week: [link]

Thank you for creating one of my very favorite images here on dA!!! :deviation: If for any reason you would rather not be included in this journal entry, please let me know and I can remove your image… But I think you should know that I will cry if you do :tears:
:iconblush--plz: Otherwise, I look forward to seeing what else you create! :painter:
~Ellen :iconcookieteaseplz:
Clockworkalien Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
I take it you've seen the study where they tally up the elements from the cover of every fantasy novel to see what the most overused elements are?

Anyway, I love all the truely bad elements you have skillfully incorporated in this work. The wings, the shocked look - everything is so exaggerated it is truely an awful wonder to behold. ;)
Artsammich Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Awesome link, thanks!
JonnyMarvel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
HA HA, Well i like it andf hate all the people that hate it lol... long live the clechie
calorceci Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Really great.
Love the joke with the proportion!
AprilEchidna Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Haha, oh, perfect! XD The wings... that pose... lol.

Looks like a cover for a fantasy parody. One that I'd buy. :P
DeiPie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I hear you loud and clear!
domischell Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
OMG that's sooo cool :)
SkeyeDragon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Funny. :D If this is supposed to be bad fantasy art, I haven't seen anything like it, though. >__>
Cup-elli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 lol She makes me giggle. I like it
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol this is fantastic and made me giggle
theemeraldskull Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!! This is hilarious yet completely awesome at the same time! :-D :-D :-D I love it!
Corovera Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, it's so true! xD I love this, it's hilarious.
my-ain-sel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elfwood. That's all I'll say, just.. Eflwood. XD
Arianaca Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Humorous and silly, and yet it gets your point across. Great, as always. :la:
Leoma-silfren Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
nice. XD yeah have to say most of the stuff I draw is fantasy, but that doesn't mean what you say isn't true! haha
cannible-peach Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
lol. totally agree with you on the whole entertainment thing
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