Michael C. Hayes is a fantasy illustrator whose work may be familiar to fans of Magic: The Gathering. He's also worked with Sony Online Entertainment on the Legends of Norrath franchise.

Hayes' work is, well, beautiful. Unlike most other artists we feature here on Fine Art, who specialise in dark environment pieces, basic character art and/or things that kill things, his pieces have a classical feel to them that, yeah, makes some of them look as much like a painting from the 18th century as something designed for a fantasy game.


You can see more of Michael's work at his personal site. He also has a book available, should you like his stuff so much you'd want to stick it on your coffee table.

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