Doug Lefler

Tag Archives: Fantasy

April 5, 2022

Sir Tiro

Sir Tiro sought to distinguish himself by slaying a dragon, but he had no idea where or when it would take him.

January 3, 2022

Selects from my 2021 Sketchbook

In 2021 I appreciated Frank Frazetta and Heinrich Kley‘s impact on my work. I wrote about meeting Frazetta, but more should be said about Kley. His work’s vibrancy, especially his animal drawings, significantly influenced Walt Disney. Early in my career, one of the older Disney artists (it might have been Blaine Gibson) told me that

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November 16, 2021

An Octopus Floats By

Take time to appreciate the small but extraordinary things that happen around you every day.

October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween 2021

The Headless Horseman “On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure on his fellow-traveler in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck, on perceiving that he was headless!” Washington Irving, 1820, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

September 2, 2021

Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 2

By Doug Lefler Bryn was gone for more than a week. “King Edryd wants me to perform for him?” the young man asked the emissary. They were standing to the side of the raised platform that served as a stage. The crowds were dispersing, but the clapping and shouting from the audience still reverberated in

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August 27, 2021

Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 1

By Doug Lefler Bryn Oakkart was listening to the music of the stream at the center of Whispering Hollow when he saw her for the first time. Her eyes were so attentive and her smile so mysterious that he forgave her for not being human. At the age of sixteen, Bryn had fallen in love.

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January 23, 2020

“Eowyn”

I did this drawing for J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Tolkien was one of my biggest influences when I was a teenagers.

January 20, 2020

“Moving Day”

Sometimes I like to work with a limited palette. This is mostly warm and cool grays.