Andy Hoyos - Witch's Sanctuary

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Witches Sanctuary small signed.jpg
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Andy Hoyos - Witch's Sanctuary

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Andy Hoyos
Witch's Sanctuary
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Handsigned by the artist, numbered Edition of 50 / 16 x 18 inch image on 18 x 20 giclee ($195)


Artist Andy Hoyos' very first fantasy assignment as art director for Sierra's King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (1990) was the spooky Witch's House within Serenia's Dark Forest. Yet for the artist, the piece left something to be desired. Now -- 25 years later -- in an exclusive partnership with VGA Gallery, Hoyos has revisited his original concept in a spirit of fun and unbridled imagination, and at long last has completed his original concept. The mood of the setting is completely transformed, shifting from a gloomy, forbidden stone fortress to a blue and purple dayglow dwelling exploding with runes and magic in a brambled forest under a cosmic sky. The piece underscores the prominent role game artists play in shaping the gamer's experience. It begs the question of when is a work of art complete? And how would games be different if artists revisited a title years later? It is also a charming and indulgent work of high fantasy that is both nostalgic as a recognizable scene from King's Quest V and emblematic of the spirit of Sierra living on today.      

Hoyos’ is an industry veteran with clients ranging from the entertainment and gaming industries. After two decades working for television and animation – boasting with significant contributions to NBC television, Marvel Productions, Calico Productions among others – Hoyos was hired by  Sierra On-line as a 2D computer animator, art directing some  of the most prominent titles within the company such as EcoQuest 2, King’s Quest V and King's Quest VII, Leisure Suit Larry 5, Quest for Glory 3 and the Phantasmagoria series. He currently lives and works outside of Seattle, Washington.

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