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 quite attractive works of art in their own right. Their quality can 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
The Alien Within
Amazon Princess and Her Pet
Apache Wells
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (BJ)
Assassin of Gor
At the Shore
Axing the Nightmares
Barba the Slaver
Barbarian Queen
Berserker Man
Black Cat
The Boy Who Saved the Stars
Pages 04 & 05
Page 07
Pages 10 & 11
Pages 12 & 13
Pages 16 & 17
Pages 18 & 19
Pages 22 & 23
The Broken Sword
The Chronicles of Amber
The City
Clouded Accountant (BJ)
Combat Manoeuvres
Conan the Magnificent
Conan the Victorious
Crimson Mountain (BJ)
Dagobah (1980)
Dangers of the Core
Deathstalker IV
The Demon in the Mirror
The Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County
Double Full Moon Night
The Dragon (1978)
Dragon (1992)
The Dragon and the George 1
The Dragon and the George 2
The Edge of Tomorrow
Empress of Desire - figurine
Empress of the Night
Enchantress of Venus
Fairy of the Park (BJ)
Fairy of the Unicorn (BJ)
The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo
Flash Gordon: Forces from the Federation
The Four Wishes
Franklin Mint
The Gauntlet
A Guide to Barsoom
Haesel the Slave
Hammer Throw
Heavy Metal
In the Moons of Borea
John Carter of Mars (2009)
Julie Strain (1999)
King David's Spaceship
Last Stand
Maiden of the Golden Sword - figurine
Mermaid and Flower Fairy
The Micronauts
Might and Magic VII (2)
Mistress of Fire - figurine
Mistress of Rain
Mistress of the Apes
Mistress of the Moon
Mistress of the Skies
The Monster Men
National Lampoon's European Vacation
Never Say Never Again
NJ Bodybuilding Championships
Nomads of Gor
Opium Dream
Perfect Instants
Phoenix (1981)
Primeval Princess
Q: The Winged Serpent
The Ring of Ikribu
Rolind of Meru
Secrets of Synchronicity
She Centaurs
Siren Song
Snake Attack
Soldier Boy
Sorceress of the Waves
The Space Guardian
Suntan Bed
Swords and Serpents
Tarnsman of Gor
To Fly Away
Toolbox (BJ)
Totem Pole
Unknown design
Virtual Reality
Warrior Woman
Web of Wizardry
White Buffalo
Wings of the Dragon
Wired for Sound
Woman with Fan
Woman with Sabretooth

Page last updated: 2021-05-08