10 February 2008

Leonardo da Vinci and his Dragon

You will probably ask yourself what Leonardo da Vinci has to do with Fantasy Art.

Leonardo was a visionary, an absolute visionary genius, like all the best Science Fiction writers, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Issac Asimov, Stanisław Lem or Philip K. Dick. OK, but what has Leonardo to do with Fantasy Art, precisely speaking. You will be surprised what I discovered, he drew dragons and he even described in one of his notebooks how to paint/ draw a dragon “take for its head that of the mastiff of hound, with the eyes of a cat, the ears of porcupine, the nose of a greyhound, the brow of a lion, the temples of an old cock, the neck of water tortoise.”

Leonardo da Vinci is my hero, my master, my idol. I would love to be able to speak to him and to see him thinking and making sketches. In my dream, in my imagination it has happened already.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I HAVE THIS AS A TATTOO, BOW BEFORE ME.

Muminek said...

Ha, ha.........I bow before you..........anonymous!