The Wizard

DAZ|Studio Fantasy posted on May 12, 2022
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Over the years I've done a few images inspired by the cover art of albums that were major influences in my youth; You can see works loosely based on Thin Lizzy "Live and Dangerous" and "Nightlife", Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run", Hendrix "Band of Gypsys" , BB KIng "The Thrill is Gone" and Osibisa "Woyaya" all in my gallery. Today its the turn of the venerable Uriah Heep, and their seminal "Demons and Wizards" which celebrates its 50th anniversary. Along with Santana's "Abraxas" this was an important part of the soundtrack of my childhood and remains a firm favourite till this day. The opening track (From which this picture takes the title) was probably the first thing I learned on the guitar! The original cover was by the great Roger Dean; I have adapted it loosely (transposing it to a snowy scene to make use of MDDs "Icelyn") but you can hopefully still see the family resemblance...

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Comments (16)


CoolDimension 6:06AM | Thu, 12 May 2022

Great style!


jdwtrxk Online Now! 6:24AM | Thu, 12 May 2022

I remember the album and the scene does a fine job of conveying...the color palette is excellent.


uncollared 6:52AM | Thu, 12 May 2022

Awesome scene. Great character


LilMichiganDevil 11:49AM | Thu, 12 May 2022

Outstanding work!


eekdog 1:44PM | Thu, 12 May 2022

Black Sabbath also had a tune by that title. such great fantasy work Joe.


RRun 3:33PM | Thu, 12 May 2022

That is a really cool piece, love the colors and the trailing magic.


RodS 4:40PM | Thu, 12 May 2022

Ooooohhhhh.... Uriah Heep.... Oh, those were the days.. All you hear these days is that obnoxious rap / hip-hop s##t.

This is an excellent take on the album cover, Joe. I definitely see the resemblance here - great job!


gaius 1:57AM | Fri, 13 May 2022

Great albums and superb illustration.


jmattatall 10:40PM | Fri, 13 May 2022

Fantastic work Joe!


UteBigSmile 2:35PM | Sat, 14 May 2022

This new image looks as always simply very beautiful! I wish you a nice weekend and a great new week!


Aidolatrie 7:38AM | Mon, 16 May 2022

Pretty cool and nicely done scene. The sky looks pretty to watch.


Wolfenshire Online Now! 12:20PM | Tue, 17 May 2022

An amazing cover image.


MollyFootman 1:17PM | Tue, 17 May 2022

Dang! Uriah Heep!! I hadn't thought of them for years. Lovely picture although I admit without reading your textual explanation of your inspiration I would not have thought of that band.



TwiztidKidd 12:30PM | Fri, 20 May 2022

WOW! A most amazing and fantastic creation! I can tell that you are a wonderful person because you put so much of yourself in your artwork.

robertswww 3:35PM | Sat, 21 May 2022

Excellent fantasy scene and I really like the purple hues and the colorful ice-sculpture design!


Flint_Hawk 5:03PM | Thu, 26 May 2022

This is truly magical! Everything is magnificent!

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