book illustrator

Maria Monticelli


Maria Rosaria Monticelli, alias Fantasmary, was born in 1989 in Bergamo, Italy. She studied illustration with great Italian artists such as Dany Orizio, Angelo Bussacchini and Fabio Porfidia. 


Maria collaborates with art collectives, authors, publishers and RPGs makers and she won the Compagnia de' Viaggiatori in Arme contest on Tolkien illustration and the Acheron Books contest for Brancalonia RPG. 


Maria specializes in fantasy and historical illustration, especially versed in orcs and dwarfs. She is very passionate about research and historical accuracy, and has a great eye for details. 

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