40 Stunning Examples of Fantasy Character Designs

Fantasy characters range from the inhabitants of surreal, gravity-defying worlds to diligent and honorable warriors and nymphs endowed with supernatural abilities. Here are 40 fantasy characters, all with a unique twist. Some are armor-clad, others have wings. The variability within the fantasy scene is truly one of its most notable assets. Each image shows how far creativity can go when pulled into unfamiliar territory.

 

Microworld

Microworld

 

Warhammer Archer

Warhammer Archer

 

BrainStorm

BrainStorm

 

Time to Prey

Time to Prey

 

Fire Starter

Fire Starter

 

The White Deer

The White Deer

 

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asteroid n351

 

Rune Wizard

Rune Wizard

 

The Soulforged

The Soulforged

 

Taurus

Taurus

 

Master of the Bottle

Master of the Bottle

 

Necromancer

Necromancer

 

Asmodian Carnage

Asmodian Carnage

 

Behemoth

Behemoth

 

Captain Exile

Captain Exile

 

Little Run-away Princess

Little Run-away Princess

 

Hell Angels

Hell Angels

 

NightElf

NightElf

 

Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

 

On the Precipice of the Universe

On the Precipice of the Universe

 

Master & Servant

Master & Servant

 

Helena the Archer

Helena the Archer

 

They picked on the wrong girl, alright

They picked on the wrong girl, alright

 

Elf Girl

Elf Girl

 

Nyx

Nyx

 

Fantasy

Fantasy

 

Malice Shinigami

Malice Shinigami

 

Untitled

Untitled

 

Untitled

Untitled

 

Might

Might

 

Fellbeast

Fellbeast

 

The Frost Witch

The Frost Witch

 

Arthas’ Tears

Arthas' Tears

 

Warrior

Warrior

 

The Fall of the Elsar

The Fall of the Elsar

 

Red Sonja

Red Sonja

 

Blood Knight

Blood Knight

 

Sorcerer

Sorcerer

 

Fire Arm Warrior

Fire Arm Warrior

 

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

 

Author: Ivan M

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15 thoughts on “40 Stunning Examples of Fantasy Character Designs”

  1. Hardly a single memorable image among the collection. Just put Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse in the mix and you’ll understand what really makes character design effective. Having mastery over the medium is important, but individuality, attitude and an understanding of personality types is far more important.

  2. I really like that frost witch. it look so beautiful and realistic. are there any tutorials that can teach me how to do something like that?

  3. Really stunning fantasy art!
    My favorites are Arthas, Sorcerer, Asmodian Carnage, Behemoth and Blood Knight. Great Job!
    The others are, hm… looking low-poly and not touched up, just the rough 3d.

  4. I agree with Helena. The Frost Witch stood out more than the others. Her bewitching, yet sexy innocent look is just stunning! Great job. Helena..Check out psd.tutsplus.com – Great site for info and stunning art!

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