racial bias

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity.
Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

The first thing to note is that there don't appear to be a lot of pictorial representations of Earthsea. The second thing is that artists seem to have a hard time visualizing the characters of the book the way they have been described by the author. Read More »