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ODIN AND SLIEPNIR

Odin, King of the Aesir riding his eight-legged flying horse Sleipnir from Viking Mythology with his two raven companions "Thought" and "Memory" carrying his enchanted spear Gungnir forged by the Dwarfs that magically never misses its target.

Keywords: Oil, Painterly, Action, Adventure, Children's Books, Education, Fantasy, Religious, Masculine

© Howard David Johnson
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Fae Lament

A Painting of a Fairy set among wildflowers used for the cover of a 78 image set of Tarot Cards

Keywords: Digital, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Montage, Oil, Painterly, Realism, Decorative, Floral, Greeting Cards

© Howard David Johnson
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Hliðskjálf the high seat of Odin

Odin and wife Frigg on his throne in Asgard from Norse Mythology looking down on a Viking village with his pet wolves and ravens.

Keywords: Montage, Oil, Painterly, Realism, 3-D Rendering, Book Covers, Fantasy, Historical, Licensing, Portrait

© Howard David Johnson
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Live for Tomorrow

Book Cover Art for a historical romance novel set in World War One Germany

Keywords: Montage, Painterly, Realism, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Book Covers, Historical, Posters, Romance, Vintage / Retro

© Howard David Johnson
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Halith

Book Cover Art featuring a beautiful young fantasy warrior woman

Keywords: Mixed Media, Montage, Oil, Painterly, Adventure, Book Covers, Fantasy, People

© Howard David Johnson
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Saxon Wrath

A book cover illustration featuring a ninth century Saxon Warrior carrying authentic sword and shield for a historical adventure story.

Keywords: Montage, Oil, Painterly, Realism, Book Covers, Education, Historical, Nature, Masculine, Ethnic

© Howard David Johnson
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Blood of Heroes

Book cover illustration of the Alamo battle used for James Donovan's best selling historical novel.

Keywords: Oil, Painterly, Realism, Action, Book Covers, Education, Historical, Political, Americana, Masculine

© Howard David Johnson
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Napoleon at Waterloo

Colored pencil rendering of Napoleon and his generals watching the battle of Waterloo from a nearby hill as the tide turns against them.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Fine Art, Realism, Education, Historical, Portrait

© Howard David Johnson
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Return with your Shield or on it

Neo Classical Illustration of a Spartan woman saying farewell to a young Spartan warrior with authentic clothing armor and shield design. Used by Oxford for The Epic Cycle by M.L. West.

Keywords: Fine Art, Oil, Painterly, Education, Historical

© Howard David Johnson
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The Coming of Brunhilde

Artwork depicting Odin's daughter Brunhilde, the captain of the Valkyries, coming to Earth with her beloved horse Grane, the only friend who did not betray her. Used as a Norwegian book cover for "Draksjukan - (Dragons-sickness) Mythical fantasies of Tolkien, Wagner and de Vries" by Stefan Arvidsson

Keywords: Digital, Oil, Realism, Book Covers, Education, Greeting Cards, Historical, Icons, Nature, Spiritual

© Howard David Johnson
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Little Red Riding Hood

Children's book illustration of Little Red Riding Hood for Grimm's Fairy Tales featuring a very big bad wolf.

Keywords: Realism, Children's Books, Children's Products, Family, Greeting Cards

© Howard David Johnson
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Leonardo Da Vinci

A portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci writing in his studio in the painterly style of the old masters.

Keywords: Figurative, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Montage, Oil, Painterly, Historical, Portrait

© Howard David Johnson
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King Arthur and Sir lancelot

King Arthur and Sir Lancelot fighting on horseback in front of the Castle we call Camelot. Historically accurate heraldry adorns their horse garments shields and clothing. This was commissioned for a British children's magazine.

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© Howard David Johnson
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War Crow

Aristocratic Celtic woman in the snow wearing traditional embroidered cape with her war crow.

Keywords: Painterly, Book Covers, Historical

© Howard David Johnson
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Beowulf

Beowulf: An illustration for the Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem. Set in Scandinavia the heroic saga is the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature.

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Morgan Le Fey

A portrait style illustration of the beautiful Celtic enchantress casting a spell for a gateway portal with a swarm of fairies forming a fairy circle from the King Arthur legends.

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Immolation of Brunhilde

An illustration for Wagner's Opera used for a Great Performances recording showing the Valkyrie on horseback about to ride on to her beloved Siegfried's funeral pyre choosing to die a miserable death over living without him.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Welsh Red Dragon

Welsh Red Dragon is one of five Illustrations for the "Dragons of Legend" coin series by the Australian Perth Mint.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Spartan Warriors

The Spartan Warriors of History shown in this battle scene wore a kind of ancient Kevlar, layers of leather, bronze and cloth. They carried colorful and highly individualistic shields and fought in a phalanx formation, a wall of shields with probing spears.

Keywords: Digital, Montage, Painterly, Film/Entertainment, Children's Books, Education, Historical

© Howard David Johnson
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The Gorgon Medusa

This creature from Greek Mythology was a Titan who had snakes for hair and could turn someone to stone if they merely looked at her. It was commissioned by a doctor to use as a design for a marble statue with guilded gold plating in a private garden.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln

Hyper realistic portrait of President Abraham Lincoln

Keywords: Digital, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Painterly, Realism, Historical, Portrait

© Howard David Johnson
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Merbabies

Undersea art featuring a beautiful mermaid and her merbabies

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© Howard David Johnson
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Kriemhilde's Revenge

Scandinavian goddess with long blowing blond hair contemplating use of a spear surrounded by armor in a field of flowers.

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Ascension

Merman and mermaid embracing and looking up to the light as they swim up to the surface.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Pixie Dust

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Kwan Yin

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© Howard David Johnson
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Moon goddess Diana

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© Howard David Johnson
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Kissed by an Angel

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© Howard David Johnson
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Starship Troopers

Space Marines in a military Sci-fi battle scene

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© Howard David Johnson
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Strange New Worlds

Male and female astronauts exploring a bizarre alien landscape.

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Vision on the Moon

Lunar landscape with astronaut seeing a strange vision in the sky ~ a wormhole surrounded by ancient hieroglyphs and characters.

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© Howard David Johnson
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War of the Worlds

Scene from H.G. Welles' classic science fiction novel.

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Conquest of Space

Space stations in orbit around the Eareth

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© Howard David Johnson
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HMS Victory & the British Fleet

The sailing ships of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars.

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Battle of Midway

U.S. Navy airplanes destroying the Japanese aircraft carriers during World War Two

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© Howard David Johnson
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Jason and the Argonauts

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© Howard David Johnson
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World War One German Battleship

World War 1 drednaught class German Battleship SMS Kronprinz

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© Howard David Johnson
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B-17 Flying Fortress over Europe in World War Two

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Frog Princess

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Lioness of Palmyra

Queen Zenobia driving a horse drawn chariot accompanied by a Roman Officer

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© Howard David Johnson
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The Mighty Thor

The Norse god of thunder driving his chariot across the sky with lightning bolts emanating from his hammer.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Visitors from the Future

Futuristic time travelers visit the ocean floor to meet mermaids in ancient Atlantis in this Science Fiction and Fantasy story. One of 48 interior color book illustrations.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Encounter on Encedalous

Whimsical retro-futuristic weird science fiction art with a space ship landing on Jupiter's moon Encedalous. A space opera style illustration featuring a beautiful female astronaut with a fishbowl helmet being menaced by a tentacled drooling five eyed alien monster. (Eeek!)

Keywords: Digital, Mixed Media, Montage, Realism, 3-D Rendering, Whimsical, CGI, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

© Howard David Johnson
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A Princess of Mars

Book cover artwork for Edgar Rice Burrough's first John Carter of Mars story with the two-fisted hero fighting the four armed green martian giant to save the Martian Princess.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Weird Science Fiction

Weird old-school bug eyed Space Aliens piloting a retro-futuristic space ship with captured human specimens in liquid storage tanks looking on in horror.

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© Howard David Johnson
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Fafnir the Storm Giant

Legendary Nordic Mythical shape-shifter Fafnir the Storm Giant trudging across a river screaming at the top of his lungs wearing 55 gallon barrels of ale for canteens and a belt of human skulls while carrying a war club as big as a tree and a very distressed looking stolen cow.

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© Howard David Johnson
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"Blodeuwedd and Gwydion"

Celtic Mythology's Eve ~her name means "born of the flowers" [figurative art semi-nude]

Keywords: Digital, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Painterly, Realism, Fantasy, Landscape, Nature, Religious, Spiritual

© Howard David Johnson
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Daniel in the Lions' Den

Religious and Angel Art: "Daniel in the Lions' Den" is a story from the Holy Bible telling about the Hebrew prophet who was saved by his faith in God. A beloved favorite children's story of Jews, Christians, and Muslims for thousands of years.

Keywords: Painterly, Realism, Children's Books, Education, Family, People, Religious

© Howard David Johnson
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Crossing the Rhine

World War Two combat art featuring US Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne division fighting Nazi German troops.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Digital, Mixed Media, Montage, Painterly, Action, Education, Historical

© Howard David Johnson
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Biography

Born at Bitburg Air Base Germany in 1954 he studied Art, History and the Natural Sciences at UT Austin. Exhibitions include the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His clients include the Universities of Texas at Austin, and Oxford and Cambridge in England, the National Geographic Society, Paramount, Universal, MGM, Warner Bros, ABC/Disney, CBS, PBS, The History Channel, Adobe Photoshop, Verizon wireless, The Australian Mint, Apple IPOD, Penguin, Doubleday Harlequin, Book of the Month Club, and in periodicals like Popular Photography and the Wall Street Journal.

Style/Techniques

Colored Pencil, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Montage, Oil, Painterly, Realism, 3-D Rendering, Decorative, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, CGI

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Book Covers, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Family, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Historical, Icons, Landscape, Licensing, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Americana, Vintage / Retro, Masculine, Spiritual, Ethnic