More Lawrence H. Heath illustrations

This one is pretty nice:

Lawrence Heath illustration from WD 18 ad

From White Dwarf #18

The Stonehenge sacrifice, with an optical illusion is pretty trippy.  Is the mage an illusionist, or revealing the reality behind the appearance of the menhirs, or opening a portal to a parallel site, or what?  Is he rescuing the victim or just pointing out the weird effect? Why are the sword and staff so phallic?

Well played, sir.

Here is another:

From White Dwarf 16

Just a couple of barbarians relaxing at home in their fuzzy slippers.

Here is another:

From White Dwarf #17

Another whimsical one, with a bunch of monsters panicked by the arrival of some kind of hamster-man?  Maybe this is a reference to some UK character.  Anyway I like the cyclops with two noses and the Medusa covering her eyes.

Lastly, another more serious picture:

From White Dwarf #14

This one has a female barbarian rescuing, or attempting to rescue, a male, from a two-headed giant or troll.  The mirror shows a few seconds into the future, I guess, and the delightfully recursive touch of showing itself, with another slightly more advanced future, really makes me like it.

Each of Lawrence H. Heath’s illustrations does a nice job of setting up a richly detailed scene in an off-kilter fantasy universe.  I’d love to know what became of him, and what he’s done besides these ads and the Fantasy Wargaming art.

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  1. That art is brilliant. Heath is some kind of fantasy comic genius. It would be great to find out more about him.

    • I agree. I wonder if he is still around.

  2. Hi! I am still around but that was my only venture into illustrating fantasy. I have dedicated the rest of my life to being a civil servant but I have recently published my first novel –

    • Congratulations! And thanks for stopping by. Any plans to release it in print? I’d love to check it out but I don’t do ebooks. 😦

      Anyway I really liked the illustrations.

      Are you any relation to Ian Heath (who was also acknowledged in the Fantasy Wargaming book and has illustrated or written a lot on ancient & medieval armies and such)?

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