Back in August, I commissioned artists Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon to do some art work for my website and I couldn’t be happier with what they made for me. They did the original art for my Realms of Fantasy story “The Hearts of Men” and I so loved that piece that I just knew that they could make some fine quality art for the website. And indeed, it turned out beautiful. All of their work is exquisite and it’s really worth a trip over to their website to see what they’ve done for companies like RoF, TOR, Night Shade Books, and Pearson Education.
About the art work itself, the four characters are the major players in my Aztec fantasy novel The Gardens of Omeyocan (unpublished, but close to completion). The woman is Mayahuel, goddess of the maguey plant. Below her on that left side is Tezcatlipoca, or the Smoking Mirror, god of darkness and deceit. On the right hand side, at the top, is the legendary priest-king of the Toltec, Ce Acatl Topiltzin, who is also the Feathered Serpent Quetzalcoatl, god of civilization. And below him is the war god Mextli–usually known as Huitzilopochtli. All of them are characters I write about quite a bit in my work, so they were all natural choices for the artwork.
Please do take a look around. The fiction section features fragments of the original sketches for the art work and they are just as lovely as the full-color versions.