The art of Boris Vallejo is characterized by beautiful maidens, heroic men and fearsome monsters while the work of his wife Julie Bell is famous for a sense of color and dramatic composition which puts her paintings in a class by themselves. Muscle is a key concern for both artists, who casually bring to life heroes and deities, usually engaged in superhuman, muscle-popping tasks. Male and female bodies (often sparingly clad to emphasize every curve and muscle in stunning detail) are idealized in Olympian form. Both also paint mythical and alien beings, creating believable creatures from their knowledge of body mechanics. As two of the most acclaimed fantasy artists working today, Boris and Julie have produced art for album covers, trading cards, posters and calendars for (in Boris' case) 30 years...and have seen 15 books published celebrating their breathtaking work.
One of the calendars that Don and I bought this years is Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell's Fantasy Calendar and it is spectacular. The little images above do no justice to their amazing work.