The Ilmar by Mensink 2 thoughts on “The Ilmar by Mensink” Add yours I love this artwork. I just wish my abs looked like that. I guess they do under the fat layers… LikeLike Reply Yeah, I love commissioning art for my fiction. Images get burned into my brain, and no matter how hard I try, words alone will not suffice. Mensink, my artist from the Netherlands, did a superb job capturing the Ilmar. I have described Xandr and Thelana as having “skin for armor”—as though they are more powerful wearing nothing but sky. As for their abs, well—I haven taken inspiration from the heroic nude of Classical antiquity. Story wise, if you have to fight for every meal, you’re not going to look like your typical American couch potato. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.