Kaldrath and Myragol

Kaldrath and Myragol by Michael Bielaczyc
Elf and Dragon Art Print

Orders fulfilled by Aradani

From the Artist

This piece is important to me, as it was the first piece I worked on after finishing my mentorship with Todd Lockwood. He helped me learn to paint digitally, transferring my skills from oil paints to computer. This was painting in Corel Painter mainly, with a bit of editing in Photoshop. I painted a good portion of this in Larry Elmore’s garage when he had a small gathering of artists at his place for a weekend studio session. So this painting was made under the helpful guiding eye of two fantasy masters.

About the Art

Some saw him as a savior, some as a tyrant. Kaldrath was both. He freed the elves from his own people, the Eldar, while leading a war against them. To those he freed, Kaldrath desired loyalty, and any who were not loyal or ready to fight in his name were put back in chains. For a while he ruled all of Uteria, his faithful companion a giant red dragon, named Myragol, always at his side. But neither tyrants nor saviors often last, and he fell to his hubris and was imprisoned in another plane. What happened to Myragol, none know. Still, millennia later, the legends of Kaldrath ruling from his green marble halls shape our worldview and the myths within it.

  • Aledyn, Druid

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About Michael Bielaczyc

Portrait of a Weird Artist - 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.

See more of Michael’s Art.