Science fiction fantasy artwork created for Sacred Band excerpt at Amazing Stories

I was thrilled to see my illustration of a period-piece Greek helmet appearing at Amazing Stories in an excerpt from Janet and Chris Morris’ Sacred Band. You can find the excerpt here.

While the story is science fiction/fantasy, it is based on an actual period in Greece. So to create the picture, I had to do a little sleuthing in order to keep the design of the armor historically correct. Fortunately with the Internet this can be done in the privacy of my studio without the need to raid a library as would have been the case not that long ago. Plus the search yielded some photos to use as references for the painting.

Amazing times for writers and artists. And Amazing Stories.

See more of Duncan Long’s artwork online at his Science Fiction Artwork Gallery and his Fantasy Illustration Gallery.