This is a collection of art from Michael Calandra.
He has been featured in various publications such as Heavy Metal magazine, along with gallery shows and other projects. You can view more of his work or order originals and prints at his website. Check out his bio and the images below.
"Working primarily with airbrush, acrylic paint, and colored pencils, fantasy artist Michael Calandra strives to create images of a dark and haunting nature. Often depicting a commanding and sensuous female figure, he uses dramatic poses, lighting, and color to produce atmospheric settings that reflect the essence of his subjects.
His art can be found all over the world as book covers, cd covers, illustrations, in private collections, calendars, and as licensed images.
Michael resides in Sylvania, Ohio, where he owns and operates a frame shop and art studio.
Michael’s fantasy work has been featured in many publications, including the iconic Heavy Metal Magazine, as a gallery artist (March 2007), four times as a cover artist (September 2007, May 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011), and as a 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Heavy Metal Calendar artist. He was profiled in Art Scene International in April 08 with an interview, tutorial and cover. Visual Arts Illustrated Magazine featured the painting "Forever" in a tutorial and online video in August 2010. Airbrush Step by Step Magazine featured the painting "Moon Maiden" as both a cover and a tutorial in the Fall 2010 issue. Airbrush Technique Magazine published a cover and tutorial for his painting "Careful What You Wish" in December 2012. His work has appeared in showroom galleries in International Illustrator, Airbrush Art and Action, and is featured in Veronika Kotlajic’s “The Perfect Muse” book, Bianca Beauchamp’s “Fetish Sex Symbol”, and “Drakaina – Fantasy of Desires”. Art Scene International (April 2008) featured Michael’s art an in depth feature interview and tutorial on the creation of his painting “Destroyer” featuring Bianca Beauchamp. Fantasy author George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones) enlisted his services through Fantasy Flight Games to work on the series of game cards for the A Game of Thrones role playing game.
His book (published by SQP Publishing), videos, paintings, and prints, are available at the artist's website :
His work with Image Ten, Inc. is well known in the horror arena, as he has worked with most of the original cast of the 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead to create cast signed movie posters and character vignettes.
He has an on-going gallery as a featured artist on Heavy Metal Magazine’s site metaltv.com, and his digital images are available through Creative Design Outlet and Wireless Developer as screensavers."