(Heavy Metal, 2005)
™ and ©2005 Luis Royo

Luis Royo’s illustrations have graced the covers of fantasy novels, defined the image of Heavy Metal, and recreated the tarot deck. Now you can take a peek inside the artist’s sketchbook with this collection that reflects on the female form and its signature beauty. Sensual and adult without becoming pornographic, Royo’s images create a world of beautiful warriors, ethereal fairies and captivating elves. The use of pencil sketches throughout most of the book lends rawness to the art while occasional notes document the artist’s quest for beauty.

— Lorie Witkop
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