Preliminary Artwork

You will not be surprised to learn that the design process generates a lot of rough drawings and design sketches. Once Boris has finalised his design (or designs since he may work on alternative designs simultaneously) he will often produce a final sketch (or sketches) to show the client. Throughout the Borisography I have used the term preliminary to distinguish these final sketches from the earlier workings. It should be noted that depending on the clients' comments Boris may amend his design or even, in extreme cases, produce a totally new one either of which could result in the production of further preliminaries.

Potentially there are numerous preliminaries around but, sadly, most of them do not get published. This is a pity since many are works of art in their own right which may vary from a simple monochrome cartoon, to a water-colour or to a detailed set of drawings (such as might be required where, say, a third party has to produce a sculpture.) Some of the preliminaries are included in other pages on the site but many are not so I have included them all on this page. The table shows the final art on the right with all preliminaries to the left of that. It should be noted that a blank righthand column means that the final artwork was not commissioned. In other cases the final artwork or an intermediate preliminary is not known to me.

Action Figures
Action Figures #1 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Action Figures #2 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Action Figures, Boris Vallejo
The Alien Within
The Alien Within - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Alien Within, Boris Vallejo
Alone
Alone - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Alone, Boris Vallejo
The Amazon Mistress - figurine
Amazon Mistress figurine - prelim, back view, Boris Vallejo Amazon Mistress, figurine
Amazon Princess and Her Pet
Amazon Princess and Her Pet - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Amazon Princess and Her Pet, Boris Vallejo
Apache Wells
Apache Wells - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Apache Wells, Boris Vallejo
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (BJ)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force - preliminary art, Boris & Julie Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Boris & Julie
Assassin of Gor
Assassin of Gor - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Assassin of Gor, Boris Vallejo
At the Shore
At the Shore - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Ax
Ax - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Axing the Nightmares
Axing the Nightmares - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Axing the Nightmares, Boris Vallejo
Barba the Slaver
Barba the Slaver - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Barba the Slaver, Boris Vallejo
Barbarian Queen
Barbarian Queen - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Barbarian Queen (1984), Boris Vallejo
Berserker Man
Berserker Man - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Berserker Man, Boris Vallejo
Black Cat
Black Cat (1994) - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Black_Cat (1994), Boris Vallejo
The Boy Who Saved the Stars
Cover
The Boy_Who Saved the Stars - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Boy Who Saved the Stars, Boris Vallejo
Pages 04 & 05
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #04, Boris Vallejo
Page 07
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #06, Boris Vallejo
Pages 10 & 11
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #10, Boris Vallejo
Pages 12 & 13
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #12, Boris Vallejo
Pages 16 & 17
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #16, Boris Vallejo
Pages 18 & 19
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #18, Boris Vallejo
Pages 22 & 23
The Boy Who Saved the Stars #22, Boris Vallejo
The Broken Sword
The Broken Sword - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Broken Sword, Boris Vallejo
The Chronicles of Amber
The Chronicles of Amber - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Chronicles of Amber, Boris Vallejo
The City
The City - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The City, Boris Vallejo
Clouded Accountant (BJ)
Clouded Accountant, Boris & Julie
Combat Manoeuvres
Star Wars (1993) - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Combat Manoeuvres, Boris Vallejo
Conan the Barbarian
Unknown Image placeholder Conan the Barbarian, Boris Vallejo
Conan the Magnificent
Conan the Magnificent, Boris Vallejo
Conan the Victorious
Conan the Victorious, Boris Vallejo
Coronis
Coronis - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder Coronis (1990), Boris Vallejo
Crimson Mountain (BJ)
Crimson Mountain, Boris & Julie
Curl
Curl - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Curl, Boris Vallejo
Dagobah (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back: Dagobah, Boris Vallejo
Dangers of the Core
Dangers of the Core, book cover
Davy
Davy, Boris Vallejo
Deathstalker IV
Deathstalker IV - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Deathstalker_IV, Boris Vallejo
The Demon in the Mirror
Unknown Image placeholder Demon in the Mirror, Boris Vallejo
The Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County
The Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County, Boris Vallejo
Double Full Moon Night
Double Full Moon Night, book cover
The Dragon (1978)
The Dragon, Boris Vallejo
Dragon - belt buckle (1992)
Dragon belt buckle - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Belt Buckle E8: The Dragon, antique finish
The Dragon and the George 1
The Dragon and the George 1, Boris Vallejo
The Dragon and the George 2
The Dragon and the George 2, Boris Vallejo
The Edge of Tomorrow
Isaac Asimov - preliminary art (unsigned), Boris Vallejo The Edge of Tomorrow - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Edge of Tomorrow, Boris Vallejo
Empress of Desire - figurine
The Empress of Desire figurine - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Empress of Desire, figurine
Empress of the Night
Empress of the Night - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Empress of the Night, Boris Vallejo
Enchantress of Venus
Enchantress of Venus, Boris Vallejo
Fairy of the Park (BJ)
Fairy of the Park, Boris & Julie
Fairy of the Unicorn (BJ)
Fairy of the Unicorn, Boris & Julie
The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo
Flash Gordon: Forces from the Federation
Forces from the Federation, Boris Vallejo
The Four Wishes
Four Wishes, Boris Vallejo
Franklin Mint
Friends
Friends, Boris Vallejo
The Gauntlet
The Gauntlet - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Godsfire
Godsfire, Boris Vallejo
A Guide to Barsoom
A Guide To Barsoom, Boris Vallejo
Haesel the Slave
Haesel the Slave, Boris Vallejo
Hammer Throw
Hammer Throw - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Hammer Throw, Boris Vallejo
Hatchett
Hatchett, Boris Vallejo
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Heavy Metal, Boris Vallejo
Hercules
Hercules - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
In the Moons of Borea
In the Moons of Borea, Boris Vallejo
John Carter of Mars (2009)
John Carter of Mars (painting), Boris & Julie
Julie Strain (1999)
Julie Strain (1999) - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Julie Strain (1999), Boris Vallejo
Julie's Pet (1997)
Julie's Pet, Boris Vallejo
King David's Spaceship
King David's Spaceship, Boris Vallejo
Last Stand
Last Stand, Boris Vallejo
Maiden of the Golden Sword - figurine
Medea
Medea - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder Medea (Ladies), Boris Vallejo
Mermaid and Flower Fairy
Mermaid and Flower_Fairy - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Mermaid and Flower Fairy, Boris Vallejo
The Micronauts
The Micronauts - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Micronauts, Boris Vallejo
Might and Magic VII (2)
Might and Magic VII 2 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Might and Magic VII (2), Boris Vallejo
Mistress of Fire - figurine
Mistress of Fire, figurine
Mistress of Fire - figurine prelim, back view, Boris Vallejo
Mistress of Rain
Mistress of Rain - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Mistress of Rain, Boris Vallejo
Mistress of the Apes
Mistress of the Apes - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Mistress of the Apes, Boris Vallejo
Mistress of the Moon
Mistress of the Moon - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Mistress of the Moon, Boris Vallejo
Mistress of the Skies
Mistress of the Skies - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Mistress of the Skies, Boris Vallejo
The Monster Men
The Monster Men - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder The Monster Men, Boris Vallejo
National Lampoon's European Vacation
National Lampoon's European Vacation - preliminary art 1, Boris Vallejo National Lampoon's European Vacation - preliminary art 2, Boris Vallejo National Lampoon's European Vacation, Boris Vallejo
National Lampoon's European Vacation - preliminary art 3, Boris Vallejo
Never Say Never Again
Never Say Never Again - preliminary art #1, Boris Vallejo Never Say Never Again - preliminary art b, Boris Vallejo
NJ Bodybuilding Championships
NJ Bodybuilding Championships - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Nomads of Gor
Nomads of Gor - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Nomads of Gor, Boris Vallejo
Opium Dream
Opium Dream - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Opium Dream, Boris Vallejo
Perfect Instants
Perfect Instants - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Perfect Instants, Boris Vallejo
Phoenix (1981)
Phoenix (1981) - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Prime
Prime #1 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Prime #2 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Prime, Boris Vallejo
Primeval Princess
Primeval Princess - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Primeval Princess, Boris Vallejo
Q: The Winged Serpent
Q: The Winged Serpent - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Q, movie poster
The Red Terrors
Doc Savage: The Red Terrors - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Red Terrors, Boris Vallejo
The Ring of Ikribu
Red Sonja: The Ring of Ikribu - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Ring of Ikribu, Boris Vallejo
Rolind of Meru
Rolind of Meru - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Rolind of Meru, Boris Vallejo
A Season at Brighton
A Season at Brighton - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo A Season at Brighton, Boris Vallejo
Secrets of Synchronicity
The Secrets of Synchronicity - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Secrets of Synchronicity, Boris Vallejo
Seduction
Seduction - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Seduction, Boris Vallejo
She Centaurs
She Centaurs - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Siren Song
Siren Song - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Siren Song, Boris Vallejo
Snake Attack
Snake Attack - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Snake Attack, Boris Vallejo
Soldier Boy
Soldier Boy - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Soldier Boy, Boris Vallejo
Sorceress of the Waves
Sorceress of the Waves 1998 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Sorceress of the Waves 1999 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Sorceress of the Waves, Boris Vallejo
The Space Guardian
Space Guardian - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Space Guardian, Boris Vallejo
Suntan Bed
Suntan Bed - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Swords and Serpents
Swords and Serpents - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder Swords and Serpents, Boris Vallejo
Take No Prisoners
Take No Prisoners - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Take No Prisoners, Boris Vallejo
Tarnsman of Gor
Tarnsman of Gor - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Tarnsman of Gor, Boris Vallejo
To Fly Away
To Fly Away - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Toolbox (BJ)
Toolbox #3 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Toolbox #1 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Toolbox, Boris & Julie
Toolbox #2 - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo
Totem Pole
Totem Pole - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Totem Pole, Boris Vallejo
Unknown design
Unknown design - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Warrior Woman
Warrior woman - preliminary art(1978), Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Web of Wizardry
The Web of Wizardry - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The Web of Wizardry, Boris Vallejo
The White Buffalo
The White Buffalo - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo The White Buffalo, Boris Vallejo
Windsound
Windsound - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Windsound, Boris Vallejo
Wings of the Dragon
Wings of the Dragon - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Wired for Sound
Wired for Sound - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Wired for Sound, Boris Vallejo
Wolfman
Wolfman - preliminary art, Boris Vallejo Wolfman, Boris Vallejo
Woman with Fan
Woman with fan - preliminary art (1980), Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder
Woman with Sabretooth
Woman with sabretooth - preliminary art (1980), Boris Vallejo Unknown Image placeholder


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