There is little to no info about this amazing illustrator online. A wiki page has a brief synopsis on him, but I was hard pressed to find any of his work for sale. Many of these pieces I think come from work he did maybe in the early 90’s, so maybe this compilation is just a small glimpse of his work that fits nicely into my historical reconstruction category.
(c) Royal Armouries at the Tower of London; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
I stumbled upon Ivan Lapper while researching another artist. It usually works that way. Many of these good images came from heritage sites which allowed me to compile some of these great work here for future reference.
I’ve been wanting to post this file of Igor Dzis’s work for a long time. He has such an extensive amount of work to contribute to the Historical Warrior series. Unfortunately it’s often hard to determine if these images are accurately accredited to him or not. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
This is the last of my Jean-Claude Golvin that I have. Future historical reconstructions will be filled with other great artists that fit into this category, because I love imagining the environment that our ancestors lived in. Thank you Golvin for inspiring me to start this category and to dream bigger.
These works are a good source for anyone trying to get concepts for world building projects, not just historical perspective. That is definitely why I started collecting these in the first place. One look at these birds eye view art pieces and whole worlds come alive.
I recently stumbled across Darren Tan’s work. Its great being able to see work that’s being made in Singapore on concepts I enjoy. Most of his gallery is filled with other fantasy and sci-fi work, which I also appreciate, but for this site I collected all his more historical fiction work for future reference. These are a few places to find him…artstation deviantart
Every day I see them building the second tallest building on the west coast of the United States here in downtown San Francisco and I can’t help but wonder if these structures will still be standing in a couple thousand years like the Roman aqueducts shown at the top. If so will they hold the same mystique as they are dwarfed by the structures of that distant future.
I’m intrigued to know what these images look like in person. How rich the colors would look under glass on a wall. Maybe one day I’ll get to place one of these originals in such a frame in my house.