Elric of Melniboné Art Print
Archival Epson Matte Paper
From the Artist
Of the influences of current fantasy, few people mention the anti-hero Elric. Elric tales are great, breaking free from earlier fantasy tropes. The fact that he is sickly, “cursed”, and a loner makes him the perfect hero for your teenage years.
I painted this for the cover of the Saga, a zine I publish for gaming and fandom.
About Elric of Melniboné
Elric of Melniboné, a legendary character created by British author Michael Moorcock, stands as an iconic figure in the realms of fantasy literature. Introduced in the early 1960s, Elric is the last emperor of the ancient and decadent Melnibonéan civilization, a sorcerer-warrior whose fate is deeply entwined with the mystical sword Stormbringer.
Elric’s character is a departure from traditional heroic archetypes. Physically weak and reliant on the magical properties of Stormbringer for strength, he navigates a complex moral landscape. This nuanced portrayal of a protagonist struggling with his own morality adds depth and complexity to Elric’s story.
The world of Elric is richly textured, with the city of Imrryr and the Dreaming City of Melniboné serving as vivid backdrops to his adventures. Moorcock’s writing style blends vivid imagery with philosophical undertones, creating a unique reading experience.
The narrative weaves themes of power, destiny, and the consequences of wielding great forces. Elric’s internal conflict and the external challenges he faces resonate with readers, making him a compelling and enduring character.
For fans of fantasy art, the allure of Elric extends beyond literature. The distinct visual elements of the character, from his albino appearance to the intricate design of Stormbringer, have inspired countless artists. The opportunity to own an art print featuring Elric allows enthusiasts to bring this captivating character into their living spaces.
Whether you’re a seasoned fan of Moorcock’s works or a newcomer to the fantasy genre, an art print of Elric of Melniboné serves as a captivating addition to any collection. It not only pays homage to a seminal character in fantasy literature but also brings the evocative imagery of Elric into the realm of visual appreciation. Embrace the mystique of Elric and adorn your space with a piece of art that transcends the boundaries between literature and visual aesthetics.
About Michael Bielaczyc
Michael Bielaczyc has been working professionally in the art field since 2001 when he founded Aradani Studios with his brother Paul. Together they have exhibited across America selling both their artwork and costuming. He works in many mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite.
In 2012, Michael started Lone Wanderer Entertainment with his long time friend Dane Clark Collins to publish books based in their dark fantasy world – Atheles. Since then he has authored 4 books and created the SagaBorn RPG system.