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2002-03-05 12:54:37 AM  
Drew's wife and I are both collecting this stuff. I have 14 of the pictures. Halo is my most recent purchase.
 
2002-03-05 12:59:01 AM  
dork
 
2002-03-05 01:00:26 AM  
This is some nice stuff...
 
2002-03-05 01:01:47 AM  
I have a pen and ink set +3 with magic fortune-telling watercolors......

..and some Iron Maiden albums.....
 
2002-03-05 01:17:30 AM  
I never liked Magic, but I always liked the artwork on the cards. This is some cool stuff. Kind of interesting to see one of the faces behind the art.
 
2002-03-05 01:21:41 AM  
What the hell?

I didn't know Fark catered to the D&D crowd. DORKS!
 
2002-03-05 01:30:44 AM  
Seen too much of this stuff in temp stands in the malls ...huge woman with wings, a unicorn with a naked beauty ....naked black winged women standing under glittery rainbows....I'd rather have a cheap poster bearing the work of a master on my bedroom wall.
 
2002-03-05 01:31:58 AM  
Reeealllly gay!
 
2002-03-05 01:38:33 AM  


Worst. Link. Ever.
 
2002-03-05 01:41:16 AM  
Hmmm ... if my memory's right, Nene means "fat" in Tagalog (the native language of the Philippines).
 
2002-03-05 01:41:23 AM  
It's not that good.

And no, I can't do any better... ;)
 
2002-03-05 01:44:34 AM  
That was pretty damn weird, I just got done going through all my Magic the Gathering cards, then came onto fark and saw the link. NeNe is probably in the top five of my favorite Magic artists. And yes I am a dork, and damn fark'n proud of it.
 
2002-03-05 01:58:18 AM  
this link says to me..... MOVE!!!
 
2002-03-05 02:01:44 AM  
"Really cool" and "fantasy art" should never be in the same sentence. never
 
2002-03-05 02:06:27 AM  
Fantasy art is some of the highest quality stuff out there, if you find the right artists. Some of the pictures in the D&D books are pretty sweet, in my view
 
2002-03-05 02:06:43 AM  
This stuff is really good. Another personal favorite is Ruth Thompson. I have the Ember and Maia pictures, and a friend has the "beauty" picture.

www.tarnishedimages.com

(Sorry, I don't know how to do links. Just cut and paste. It's worth it. =) )
 
Mac
2002-03-05 02:12:13 AM  
Actually it's not bad for the stuff one sees at a ren faire. I usually see this collection at Scarborough near Dallas. A friend of mine has 'Wisdom' and it's rather fetching, but not really me. I collect paintings and prints that either have ravens or triscelles or Bast. If Nene comes up with that, I'm so there.
 
2002-03-05 02:46:24 AM  
Really makes me want to burn a few D&D people.
 
2002-03-05 03:06:17 AM  
I have mixed feelings towards this sort of stuff. Technically, it's beautiful work. It takes a lot of skill and talent to make, but it's still the same old fantasy crap - dragons and unicorns and cats with wings... one big monotony-fest.
 
2002-03-05 03:34:25 AM  
Looks pretty close to the same stuff that I've seen in every tattoo book that I've ever thumbed through. Throw in a few obligatory Harley Davidson logos and Nene will be right on the money.
 
2002-03-05 04:26:19 AM  
Andonbray: You jogged my memory....got a friend whose g/f has art like that hanging in her bedroom ...they're both Harley Davidson freakos...

Him: mullet and wardrobe consisting of 2 pairs of jeans and 17 HD T-Shirts, tattoos

Her: Tight jeans, pop tops, things with strings to lace them up, blonde hair with reverse skunk rootage and too many piercings in her ears, tattoos

Although I like these people, it could be thats what turns me off about this stuff ...not sure. You hit the nail on the head...
 
2002-03-05 04:55:12 AM  
*yawn*
 
2002-03-05 07:26:57 AM  
Cool right...and I'm Tom Cruise...
 
2002-03-05 07:54:03 AM  
I collect prints also. I would bet the only artwork in most of these guys homes come from the poster section of Spencer gifts..

so friggen expensive to frame them properly..
 
2002-03-05 08:18:58 AM  
We need an "oxymoron" tag.
 
2002-03-05 08:46:34 AM  
This woman comes to Gen Con every year here in Milwaukee. The most impressive part of her display is the work that goes into the custom matting/framing. I've never seen anyone do the sorts of things they do with matts, it's really awesome.

That and her sister is HOT!
 
2002-03-05 09:57:17 AM  
Nene comes to most of the Cons: she's a regular at Dragon*Con every year and Chatacon. The website really doesn't do her prints justice. Her style is very reminiscent of Bev Doolitle's. My wife and I have been collecting her Carousal Series. (She's great with Horses!!)
 
2002-03-05 10:05:22 AM  
Mac, well there was this...
 
2002-03-05 10:29:01 AM  
hey B.E.M. you don't by any chance have an extra white carousel horse do ya??
 
2002-03-05 10:47:29 AM  
I am really into art, and the work I saw at the opening to the site looked awesome, but I couldn't go past the opening page which really blew. So what was the point in linking this site?
 
2002-03-05 10:51:06 AM  
no frames? try this then... http://www.nenethomas.com/prints.htm
 
2002-03-05 10:55:30 AM  
Jeff; Thanks :)
 
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2002-03-05 11:19:12 AM  


I don't care for it much, either.

 
2002-03-05 11:54:03 AM  
I see this on the side of a van... or on some 'dressy-sweats'...
 
2002-03-05 12:28:14 PM  
in my opinion it's trite and poorly done.
 
2002-03-05 12:54:00 PM  
Wow, what's up with the geek bashing in the thread? If you're not into fantasy, that's all good but...

"Hey pot, did you just call me a geek in the Fark forums?"
 
2002-03-05 02:29:34 PM  
"Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, meet pot."

(echoing John_H_Rand's comment)

Anyways. I like her artwork. She obviously has a lot of skill and enough awareness of her market to know how she can make pictures and still eat. Many artists don't even bother trying to sell what they consider their best work.

I've seen galleries full of absolutely amazing work that explore the limits of composition and expression. Those pictures sit and gather dust, while paintings of women with funny hats are sold almost before they can be put on the wall. People with money want mediocrity, or it'll distract attention away from the TV screen.

I also think that it's cool that something like pictures on Magic cards can open squishy little geek minds to the world of visual art. I think the game is annoying as Hell. In fact, I am half-convinced that my punishment in Hell will be playing Magic through eternity. But you never know - some geek kid might get turned on to art by way of these pretty pictures, end eventually explore some of the "classics." It's happened before.

So let the artists make their marketable work, let the geeks play their annoying games. We don't know what'll come out of it.
 
2002-03-05 04:50:54 PM  
Hmmmm. I really like fantasy art, but her's isn't all that interesting or original. Simon Bizley's stuff, however, kicks ass...
 
2002-03-05 05:32:17 PM  
really cool fantasy art is an oxymoron
 
2002-03-05 07:32:53 PM  
Mahacala: A) Gee, you're only like the fourth person to make that witty observation.


B) It isn't even true.

 
2002-03-06 07:11:28 AM  
try imagesearch.com ...
 
2002-03-07 03:32:17 AM  
Bah...take a look at Jonathon Earl Bowser's site for some good fantasy art.
 
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