What do you love about Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell’s art? Tell Us and Win an autographed 2012 Calendar!


Tell Us! It can be anything from liking the colors they use to appreciating their ability to capture the human form in different Fantasy or Futuristic settings. It’s up to you! Each week starting 1-27-12 and ending 3-9-12 we’ll select a winner who will receive their very own autographed Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s Fantasy 2012 Wall Calendar!

How do I enter?

1. Leave a comment on this blog post starting today.

and/or

2. Write a review of the Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s Fantasy 2012 Wall Calendar and share! If you share a photo and/or video with your review you’ll earn additional entries into the contest! – Go to product page to post your review now: http://cptr.it/BVJBB (Maximum of 3 entries per review)

and/or

3. Tell others about this giveaway by tweeting this: Win an autographed Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Calendar http://cptr.it/BVJBT from @Calendars.com #BVJB2012

That’s it! (Contest ends Friday March 9, 2012)

On Monday of each week we will select a winner at random and notify you by email. It’s just that easy, so post here, review the calendar, and tweet about this contest!

Contest Rules a.k.a. “the fine print” -> Click here to read

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24 Responses to “What do you love about Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell’s art? Tell Us and Win an autographed 2012 Calendar!”

  1. Ashesela 25. Jan, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Aw, such a shame that this is for the U.S. only. ^-^ Good luck, everyone!! :D

  2. Rodney White 25. Jan, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Great art. Best I have ever seen.

  3. Courtney 26. Jan, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Boris and Julie made me believe, as a child, that the things they painted were real. Through the ages 9, 10, 11, I browsed for hours at a time through their art. The dragons not only looked slimy and scaly, but I believed that they were really out there, breathing fire in the deep–and that metal could clothe women like satin, and centaurs or mermaids roamed freely in the hidden parts of the world. That’s how they made me see. Never once did I feel it was just “fantasy art”, I felt like they were bringing me something real, something that could and should exist. My favorite were the fins of the mermaids, so detailed and vibrant! Thank you to Boris and Julie for being master artists and an inspiration to us!

  4. Norman 26. Jan, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    The thing about Boris and Julie’s artwork is that you can’t help but be drawn in.

    The highlights send the message “look at me”; the warm backgrounds say “come in” and once you do you discover other worlds where colours are multitudinous and merge fantastically mirroring the subject matter. The women and men have a place in the fantasy world – set solid, yet animated by their physique. Oh and the women are drop dead gorgeous…..sorry lost it there for a moment!

    In the 70s as a kid, I wondered if Boris used model aircraft paints to paint with, the gloss of the colour was so stark, yet, the myriad hues kept me interested

  5. El 27. Jan, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    What can you say about Boris Vallejo that you have not already heard? For sheer dauntless bravura, few have ever pushed the limits as does Boris with his beautiful strong maidens and fearsome monsters. His mastery of oil painting is immediately and abundantly clear to anyone who looks at his work, and his classic sense is as much an homage to the old masters as it is to anyone contemporaneously working the genre.
    Power of his artwork inspired wife Julie Bell to take up a paintbrush when she was a model for him

  6. Michael 27. Jan, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Having been a fan of Boris’ work since he first emerged on the scene in the 70s, I’ve collected and been enthralled by the magical realms he invited us into. When he introduced us to Julie Bell everything went off the hook! Their callenders and books have been a mainstay in everyone of my homes throughout the years, their colors and physiques, melding mysticism and reality seamlessly. I’ve had to slow my collecting practices the past few years due to too many losses and hardships. It would be extra special to have a copy of their 2012 callender and have our walls graced once again with their work … and the added bonus of having it signed by them as well? Oh man!

    Now I sit and wait.

  7. Scott 31. Jan, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Boris has been and inspiration to me since the 70′s when my mother had purchased the portfolio. since them, My imagination has been intrigued by the characters he has created. I have many Boris collectibles for many years of calendars, to the complete 2 series of cards. Boris and Julie have such a perfect collaboration which makes a perfect marriage in art. I am always looking for that next creation from the both of them..Thank you for the many pieces that strike my imagination every time..

  8. Keith 31. Jan, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Beautiful colors. Sensual imagery and fantasy creatures who look like they could be real. There’s an energy and dynamism to every painting. I’ve been collecting Vallejo’s calendars since way back when Philip Jose Farmer would write a piece for each painting. :)

  9. Jeanne 31. Jan, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    I first fell in love with Boris and Julie when I accidently ordered the wrong item from a book club… And when I saw the cover I could not return this.. I fell in love with their creativity.. their love of colors and fantasy… I was amazed by every little detail in each picture… So I bought another book… and loved that one even more… They are truly talented people, and for them to turn the human form into a masterpiece each and every time, makes me at a loss for words… I have turned other onto their art.. I dont normally feel this passionately about paintings and pictures… I think they are truly a blessing to the art world and cannot wait to keep purchasing their works of art…

  10. cheri lindsey 31. Jan, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Every picture no matter how many times you look at them you will “see”something new each time :)

  11. David Siembab 31. Jan, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I have collected Boris Vallejo calendars since i was in high school. The imagery that gets captured, the magical beasts and legends, in a realistic presentation is breathtaking. This man and his wife are true artists. They make the artists of old smile from the heavens.

  12. David Lee 01. Feb, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I love the realism of their paintings. Their scenes are so immersive and three dimensional that one feels as if you can touch the subjects.

  13. Niki Kelly 01. Feb, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I’ve been a Boris follower since the early 90′s. My obsession started with a series of trading cards (which I still have). I bought one pack and was hooked. Most other fantasy artists’ work looks rough or even cartoonish. But Boris was able to bring a REALISM through in his work that no one has been able to equal…until Julie.

  14. Jerrod Brown 01. Feb, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Boris and Julie’s intimate knowledge of anatomy and impeccable rendering enables the viewer to connect to the characters depicted in an immediate and visceral way. Suspension of disbelief is complete when entering into their paintings. People have wings, dragons are real, wolves are sentient. All of this is accepted without question and we are allowed to step into impossible worlds unhindered by mundane concerns.

  15. Josh Ray 08. Feb, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I’ve always just enjoyed the realism of their art, as well as the creativeness of it all.

  16. Mike Satz 09. Feb, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Boris and Julie are the most amazing fantasy artists ever. I started off liking Boris as a young teen with his amazing talent to blend in reality with fantasy(usually women). To men this is true art… not like dots splashed on a canvas! This actually requires talent. I started collecting anything I could get my hands on including the 1996 Marvel Masterpieces set! I saw Boris and Julie in New York a few years ago and watched them paint live in front of a small audience. What an amazing experience. The paintings were auctioned off on Ebay for charity and I was outbid by $200 on Boris’ painting. I collect their calendar every year and to actually get one signed would be an unbelievable treat!

  17. Eric Hendrie 10. Feb, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Growing up as a child I was a little different than most kids. For starters I had a bad speech problem which the kids always picked on me about and I loved to draw which for some strange reason also made the kids pick on me. So most of my friends were ones in books or movies. I spent a lot of time reading and one day when I was an eariler teen I stumbled upon a Boris calendar at a book store. I was amazed to see the images as they almost leaped off the pages. Needless to say I bought it and started studing his style and learning all I could about this man . Years later I learned about Julie and love her art as well. To say the two of them are my heroes so to speak would be an understatement. They gave hope to a kid who had little through their art. It’s something ill always be grateful for, having a signed calendar would be nice to go with my memories. Thank you for the chance to make another dream come true.

  18. Juanita 10. Feb, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Been a fan of Boris Vallejo and his wife for years.Their art is magnificent, unbelievable. I have collected the calenders for years, love the details, the colors, everything about their work.

  19. randy andrews 11. Feb, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    collected the calendars for 30+ years
    love their fantasy art
    the art is awesome and amazing
    can’t wait the next calendar

  20. Morgan 17. Feb, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    I’ve been looking at their art for years. My father had Mirage from when he was in the

    military and gave it to me and I’ve been hooked ever since. The attention to detail and

    range of color is awe-inspiring. I’m an artist myself and it’s nice to have something to look

    to, to strive for. I would sit and try to draw figures and faces and get frustrated when one

    eye was off or one leg was too long or short. So, I would look at Boris and Julie’s paintings

    to see ho they tackled it. Then I realized you can’t just go from memory when depicting

    the human form, you must also see it too. I recently picked up their Ultimate Illustrations

    collection and it’s amazing the amount of time and work they put into their drawings, no

    wonder their paintings are spectacular!

  21. Julio B. 18. Feb, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    What isn’t there to love about Boris Vallejo’s and Julie Bell’s art? The realism they infuse into every character, whether human or beast, heroic, godlike, or mortal, is astonishing! I’ve picked up tips of my own and actually use their illustrations and paintings as inspiration and reference for my own attempts. I started to collect books on their art since my teens, and 20 years later, I still hold them in very high regards. Their interpretations of many of the Marvel characters, especially the women, are some of my favorites, with Boris’ Phoenix being at the top of my Likes! The luscious backgrounds are almost as amazing as their physical anatomies! The fact that he met a kindred spirit that practically started as a muse in the form of Julie Bell, is inspirational as well, and even their lifestyle of the pursuance of a healthy body is a role to be emulated! Keep up the great work, and continue creating fantasy works that one could only dream of experiencing!

  22. randy 04. Mar, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    THE BEST of the best !
    more ! more ! MORE !

  23. Jim Mc. 12. Mar, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    A cousin of mine use to draw and paint futuristic scenes back in the early 80′s and got me hooked on Boris. I started collecting his calendars in 1984 and still have everyone of them. I love that fact that he and Julie can work together as husband/wife and artists together to produce such wonderful pieces. It would be great to own a signed calendar!!! Keep up the great work!!

  24. Julio B. 20. Mar, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    So, who were the winners?

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