Educational Art Archives: Featuring accurate  and  Realistic Illustrations in a wide variety of art media dealing with Literature, Myth and Legend, and History... with lots of Classic Fairy Tales and Fantasy Art for the young at heart. 

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       With a background in traditional media including oil paintings, pastel paintings and colored pencil drawings, Howard David Johnson embraces leading edge digital media in the creation of his depictions of Great Literature, Folklore, Mythology, Legends, Religion, Fantasy and Heroic History...

 

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"The Siege of the Alamo" (c) 2004 Howard David Johnson

"The Sword of Lancelot" (c) 2006 Howard David Johnson

 

 

 

 

"A Midsummer night's Dream" (c) 2006 Howard David Johnson

 

"Queen Cinderella" (c) 2007 Howard David Johnson

 

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Index of Individual Illustrations

 

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Julius Caesar

 

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

 

Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Achilles Triumphant

 

Alexander the Great

 

All Hallows Eve

 

Amazon Warriors

 

Aphrodite's Child

 

The Archangel Michael

 

The Archangel Raphael

 

Ares, god of War

 

Athene, goddess of Wisdom

 

The Beast of the Apocalypse

 

Briar Rose

 

Brigit, Gaelic goddess of Poetry

 

Cu Chulainn's War Chariot

 

Daniel in the Lion's Den

 

Demeter Searching for Persephone

 

The Coming of Brunhilde

 

Fairies, Goblins and Dwarfs

 

Fairies

 

Fairy Land

 

Fairy Queen Madbh of the Sidhee

 

Goblin mischief in Kensington gardens

 

Helen and Paris

 

Helen of Troy

 

King Arthur and the Holy Grail

 

Joan of Arc

 

All Quiet on the Western Front

 

King Arthur and Sir Lancelot

 

Spartan King Leonidas

 

The Age of Chivalry

 

Kriemhilde's Revenge

 

Michael, The Angel of Deliverance

 

Midnight Faerie

 

Mystery, Babylon the Great

 

Napoleon at Waterloo

 

Noah's Ark

 

Persephone, the goddess of Spring

 

Queen Cinderella

 

Mab, the Bringer of Dreams

 

Raphael with Caduceus Staff

 

Robin Hood

 

Scheherazade

 

Siegfried and Brunhilde

 

Sleeping Beauty

 

The Greek Heroes

 

The Archangel Gabriel

 

The Battle of Thermopylae

 

The Defense of Reorke's Drift

 

The 300 Spartans

 

The Dome of the Rock

 

The Dragon Dancer

 

The Dragon Slayer

 

The Fairy Grove (detail)

 

The Fairy Grove

 

The Fairy Ring

 

The Fairy Circle

 

The Fall of Carthage

 

The Flower Picker

 

The Funeral of Patroclas

 

The Grain Maiden

 

The Guardian Angel

 

The High Queen of the Fairies

 

The Hydra and the Golden Fleece

 

The Lady Guinevere

 

The Lady Kriemhilde

 

The Lioness of Palmyra

 

The Little People

 

The Magic Sword, Excalibur

 

The Messenger

 

The Mushroom Fairie

 

The Mythic Griffin

 

The Oracle

 

The Phantom of the Opera

 

The Red Fairy

 

The Siege of the Alamo

 

The Sword in the Stone

 

The Sword of Lancelot

 

The Sword of Siegfried

 

The Tiger Girl

 

The Trojan Horse

 

The Virgin and the Unicorn

 

The Watcher in the Woods

 

Thor and the Fire Trolls

 

Thumbelina

 

Titania and Oberon

 

Queen Titania of the Fairies

 

Valkyrie Maiden

 

Waiting for Eros

 

Waiting for the Fairies at Sunset

 

Warrior Queen Boudica

 

Hera, Queen of the Olympians

 

The Lady of the Lake

 

 
 

   

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Howard David Johnson, American Illustrator & Photographer

 

  Johnson, (Howard) David (1954-) A United States Illustrator and Painter. His scientific and realistic approach to illustrating history, folklore and mythology brought him international acclaim after his King Arthur Illustrations were exhibited in The British Museum in 1996. Johnson has illustrated A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, The Legends of King Arthur by Sir James Knowles and The Mabinogion by Lady Charlotte Guest and many other books.

   He has done illustrations for books, magazines, games, motion pictures, television programs and computer software for The National Geographic Society, The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in England, The University of Texas at Austin,  Adobe Photoshop, PBS television, Doubleday, Universal Studios and Paramount Studios among others. His illustrations for books like "The Blood of Heroes" and "Fairies 101" have appeared in every major bookstore in America and his works have been published in textbooks and appeared in libraries worldwide.

  Johnson was born in was born in Germany, the son of an American Career Air Force officer and College Professor and visited the great museums of Europe as a boy and fell in love with traditional art, especially the Pre-Raphaelites, whom he imitated the most. 

He attended the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Art and began his career working as a scientific illustrator for their School of Paleontology reconstructing dinosaurs in 1974. It was under their tutelage that he developed his research methods for his scientific approach to getting the details right for his historically accurate illustrations. 

During his career, Johnson has worked in many media including Oil Paintings, Acrylics, Colored Pencils, Graphite, Chalk & Oil Pastels, Photography, Watercolors, Inks, Scratchboard, Gouache, Digital Artistry and Mixed media. As an outspoken proponent of mechanical aids to visual art his legal use of computers and other mechanical aids like photography made him a very controversial figure around the turn of the millennia. He has also experimented with many styles but is generally characterized as a Symbolist or belated Pre-Raphaelite because of his preference to paint mythical, religious, and historical subjects. Sentimentality regarding values like innocence, naturalness and beauty, as well as minute detail and bright color characterize most of his works.

He founded the Brandywine School of Illustrative Art in 1996 because many 20th century realistic artists were trained in an educational system openly hostile or dismissive to Classical realistic painting and art tradition and were only taught the tenets of Abstraction and Expressionism. At the time of this writing in 2008 he and his staff have trained more than 1,000 students in realistic art techniques in nearly every known medium from Traditional oil painting to Adobe Photoshop (TM) Software.

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"Brigit, Gaelic goddess of Poetry" (c) 2008 Howard David Johnson

"Helen of Troy" (c) 2004 Howard David Johnson

 

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