NYX, The Greek Goddess
ART BY MICHAEL CALANDRA – Welcome to the world of fantasy and the illustrator of Heavy Metal Art.
I am very proud to show you a painting of me that the great artist Michael Calandra just finished. It is a commission for a lady that wanted a painting of “Nyx, The Greek Goddess”. Michael said that I immediately came to mind when he got the order. The picture is original taken by photographer: Göran Magnusson
The work he does is primarily made with airbrush, acrylic paint, and colored pencils. Always creating images of a dark and haunting nature. You all should check out his web page. He does amazing work. I simply LOVE IT!
Michael’s fantasy work has been featured in many publications, including the iconic Heavy Metal Magazine, Visual Art Magazine, Airbrush Technique Magazine etc. He has appeared in numerous showroom, tutorials, galleries and books. Michael’s services were also enlisted by the american fantasy author and screenwriter George R. R. through Fantasy Flight Games to work on the series of game cards for “A Game of Thrones” role-playing game.
His work with Ten, Inc. is also well-known in the horror arena, as he worked with most of the original cast of the 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead to create cast signed movie posters and character vignettes. Michaels work can be found all over the world as book cover, cd covers, illustrations, private collections, calendars and licensed images. I will post more of his wonderful art here soon.
He resides in Sylvania, Ohio but his book (published by SQP Publishing), videos, paintings, and prints, are available at the artist’s website :
The work in progress. From the sketch to the painting of the layers and color details!