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Brian Froud and The Dark Crystal Artwork

Updated on April 8, 2014

Brian Froud Fantasy Illustrator

Brian Froud, Wendy Froud.. don't you just adore their artwork?! Wow, to put life to fantasy art is done so brilliantly by both of them. They cause me to take pause to imagine, feel the day and dream of what can be on canvas or a handful of clay.

Brian Froud, master magician of magical fantasy art. I have several of his books and "The Faeries Oracles". They are a wonderful slip away from the struggle. Creator and genius behind the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, and the best-selling books Faeries, Goblins of the Labyrinth, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, and many others.

Brian Froud's OFFICIAL site:



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This song is wonderful...

Three reasons to love Brian Froud

Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth, "The Faeries' Oracle".. of which I have! LOVE IT!




and really the list goes on.. check out his books and DVD's.

Fairy Art by Brian Froud

Fariy Art by Brian Froud
Fariy Art by Brian Froud

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The Caitiff and His Reluctant Lover the Mad Fairy by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

The image is of the painting "Swan Song" 36x48 oil on canvas by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

"The Caitiff and His Reluctant Lover the Mad Fairy"

Sometimes love does not come easy

rosebuds do not unfold...

they hesitate.

Unsure of their future...

they hesitate

and watch for the wind.

Hearing the howl of a wolf

within the telling moon

and eternities dark skyline

life inside a rosebud might just

wait in a

not yet lived


Princes are born to seek out treasures

and yet

there are no rules around their virtues

or lack of them.


kindness does not come at all

within a predestined soul.

Kings creating rules

might not make boundaries

around evil or goodness


Thus a story begins

a Caitiff seeking out his treasure

not worthy of sainthood


no one told him so.


no one spoke

at all.

He came to melt the night

and seek the blood of strangers.

Unsuspecting wanderers


with wings

and one in-particular

who did not know her own worth.

There are fairies

knowing nothing of legends

and the weeping

of roses

who through no true fault of their own

are indeed



Flowers who hesitated

feeling uneasy

said no

to the worlds light

and thus


to never know their breath

or a fulfilled life.

Cowardly man

longed to capture




unsuspecting spec of magic

and take unto him

an angelic being

for his moral-less needs.

Just one.

This then I will tell you

as it was told to me

and as best I can remember

of a flock of angelic fairies

and their destined plight.

Tis a remarkable task

to decipher the moon


against the sky

and to tell it

to you.

Here then is what was told

to me

of a certain delicate in mind


She did indeed

after seeing no other choice presented


give her very tiny life

for the scheme

of a Caitiff.

Dear Lily was a worrier

she chanted out loud

songs from her past

and lessons she had learned

the hard way.

And she wanted

more than anything

to give back to life

the miracles

that she had thrown away.

This was her chance

she thought

the Caitiff can take 'me'

and the rest

will not be lost.

And so it was

she stood upon unfolded rose petals

stretched her arms out


Caitiff take me

I will be your restored


upon this land you may laugh at me

and once I'm taken

this destiny

will be


And so he did

take that fairy from her mind

and after he had done all

left her to her own

songs to pitifully


He then set her inside an unsung rose

and left her fragile body

forever to lie


in solemn


Within a single petal

of every flower you see

be sure to notice

there might just be

a fairy


for you

to set



Copyright 2009

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Brian Froud, Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal: 25th Anniversary
The Dark Crystal: 25th Anniversary





Brian Froud's World of Faerie Trailer

Cool You Tube showing some of Brian's books.

My goodness such an amazing illustrator!

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    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      his fantasy art is alive. squidangel blessings.

    • Inkhand profile image


      6 years ago

      A enchanting lens, Brian Froud's fantasy artworks are just brilliant.

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      6 years ago

      Very attractive stuff here - thanks for sharing this with us. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

    • kathysart profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Yay.. thanks!

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      6 years ago

      Nice presentation! So nice to know about Brian Froud. Super liked!

      By the way, thanks for blessing my "Top 10 Most Favorite Foods of Filipinos for Christmas Eve (Noche Buena)." lens.

      As a token of appreciation, I have featured this lens on my "Top 10 Things To Know About Piolo Pascual' lens.

      Hope you like it!

      Thanks again and more Blessings to you,


    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      your intro photo is amazing. it looks real. i love it and love this lens too. congrats.

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      7 years ago

      Aaahh, my favorite Qntal song with Brian Froud artwork . . .I think I've just stepped into the Faerie Ring and lost myself forever. Your lense is wonderful! Thanks so much, Kathy!

      The Frouds are astoundingly talented. I hope to meet them one day.

    • kathysart profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Let me hear what you think! Doesn't Brian just shine?



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