Fantasy Art, the Inheritance Cycle, and Ciruelo Cabral

Christopher has an insatiable appetite for epic fantasy images. If you share this passion, San Diego Comic Con’s Artists’ Alley, where many of the world’s talented illustrators gather to display and sell their goods, is one of the best places to visit. Christopher toured the convention hall in 2013, speaking with Donato, Todd Lockwood, and Brom:

Over the years, talented artists, such as John Jude Palencar, Donato Giancola, Raoule Vitale, and Michael Hague, have brought their beautiful interpretations of Alagaësia to life, much to Christopher’s delight. Today, we’re featuring the work of another member of this illustrious group.

Fantasy Art of Ciruelo Cabral

Ciruelo Cabral, revered for his iconic dragon and fantasy illustrations, was invited by Christopher to capture Saphira and her Rider’s likeness for the 10th anniversary edition of Eragon. The creative process was documented from start to finish:

Enthusiasts at the 2013 Lucca Comics and Games festival could observe as he painted two more versions of Saphira, one a portrait . . .

fantasy art of Ciruelo

. . . and the other, a full-body profile:

Ciruelo’s prints, including the cover image for the collector’s edition of Eragon, seen below, are for sale on his website.


Additional artwork can be found in our collector’s edition of Eragon article and recent feature on John Jude Palencar.

Immanuela Meijer and Mike Macauley

Mike and Immanuela

Mike Macauley runs, and Immanuela is the Paolinis' assistant.