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"Lunar mage plots with a Dara Happan nobleman, a female officer of the Yanafal Tarnis cult watches a dancing priestess of the Red Moon Goddess."

This is the first of three sample color plates we're releasing to promote the Guide to Glorantha book on Kickstarter:

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Take a look at the KS video! It's already funded and we're tearing into the stretch goals.
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"Two rebelling kings, Hofstaring Treeleaper and Kallyr Starbrow, are surrendering to the victorious Lunar - Fazzur Wideread and his ally, Feathered Horse Queen. Lunar soldiers, mages and standard bearers are gloating in the background. Mount Kero Fin looms in the distance."

This is the third of three sample color plates we're releasing to promote the Guide to Glorantha book on Kickstarter:

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Take a look at the KS video! It's already funded and we're tearing into the stretch goals.
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A fourth plate we're showing for the Guide to Glorantha. Its Kickstarter is almost over and it's been super successful.

You can read more about this painting on my blog. In fact, there is a whole step by step process described in detail!

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The cover to the new edition of the Sartar book for Glorantha.

I had a blast painting this. Glorantha is an honour to illustrate, and the team at Moon Design are very open to fresh ways of working.

In this image we see a lyrical interpretation of the foundation of the kingdom of Sartar, with The Feathered Horse Queen in the centre, surrounded by King Sartar and his companions. In the background is the mountain Kero Fin, and the Red Moon.

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The cover to the new edition of the Sartar Companion for Glorantha.

Sister image to this one:

Kallyr Starbrow battles a Dragonewt Noble, surrounded by notable Orlanthi.


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©2014 Jon Hodgson and Moon Design

The cover to the second volume of the epic Guide to Glorantha from Moon Design (www.glorantha.com)

I had a blast with the covers I've made for Glorantha - it's such a well loved and long lived setting, and it's a real privilege to get the chance to be involved.

Artrage and Photoshop




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Pen and ink illustration for Moon Design Publications' Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes.
I was stoked to get this work, as I played Runequest and Dragon Pass way back in the ancient days.
Neighbours and Other Enemies
This shows A group of Orlanthi stood back to back; they are each fighting a different foe.

The Foes
A Black Horse Trooper - A black armored warrior (ancient armour of demonic origin) mounted on a huge and horrid horse.

A Praxian Beast Rider - A fierce bare chested warrior, he is lean and muscular, his body is scarred and tattooed but with images like you would see amongst the plains indians of america. He is mounted on a Bison, all hair and froth and snorting.

A Beastman - This could be a centaur, a minotaur, a Manticore, a satyr or similar. Go wild with the details, in Glorantha they are a primitive culture however.

Artwork is ™ and © Moon Design Publications [link]
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Ink drawing made 2010.

Commissioned illustration for Moon Design Publications for their HeroQuest role-playing game.

This shows Orlanth the Storm God presiding over a struggle for possession of the Lawstaff.
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Pen and ink illustration for Moon Design Publications' Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes.

This has to be the most involved description I have ever gotten for a piece of artwork.
The Storm Pantheon
The scene is the high table of the gods during a feast. The setting is something like the inside of viking or celtic chieftains hall, but with a feeling of the classical period, these are gods, not men after all and it needs to feel heroic.

Orlanth - King of the Gods, he sits on his high throne, he wears a torc around his neck, encrusted with 7 gems that has a dragons head a one end and a tail at the other. He is dressed in a scale hauberk, with an ornate girdle and great fur cloak, held with an air rune clasp. He is dark and thunderous looking, with a regal air. He and his wife Ernalda are a head bigger than the other gods.

Ernalda - As per your drawing of her in Becoming your Gods, she is leaning over her hand on Orlanth's thunderous hand and calming him down. Her armlets or bracelets are living serpents, and she has flowers in her hair.

Humakt - The Grim Death God, he looks like a warrior in heavy dark armour, his face probably hidden. He is upright and proud. He holds an upright sword in both hands, he guards Orlanth's Right Hand. He may have something of the raven about him, his cloak for example could be raven feathers or have a raven on his shoulder whispering to him. He is ignoring everyone and looks grimly at the viewer.

Barbeestor Gor - A grim looking young woman, she is ugly, but not obese. She like the other gods is vast and has monster heads, whole humans and other grisly things handing from her belt, axe etc. She stands at Ernalda's Left Hand.

Maran Gor and Urox- She wears dinosaur hide, beaten copper armour, and is ugly beyond human concepts, perhaps her skin looks like cracked earth. She is arm wrestling with Urox the Storm Bull. Broken pots and plates lie all around them and the table is bowing.

Elmal - A regal looking warriors sits at the far end of the table, he is dressed in golden armour, of glittering scale. He is handsome and radiant, as he is the sun god of the Pantheon, He is looking at Esrola with love in his eyes. He rests one hand on a spear which has a fiery head. He and Heler are competing for Esrola's attention.

Esrola - A beautiful young Earth goddess, she is curvaceous and a delight to behold, she is dressed a little like Ernalda, but her clothes cling and show off her form, she is laughing and radiating flirtatious sensuality towards Elmal and Heler. She is garlanded with flowers.

Heler - A hermaphrodite entity, it is handsome, but has aspects of male and female character in the face. Heler is wearing a cap with rams horns, no beard and has long hair, which drizzles down the face like rain, he could have tears in his eyes and wears a sheep's fleece for clothing, he holds one hand up as if to show Esrola something, from this hand water is raining down on the table. He looks somewhat distracted by the behaviour of Eurmal under the table.

Chalana Arroy - a graceful and beautiful healing goddess, with long straight dark hair, she is using her magic to bring the joint of meat in front of her back to life, while being distracted by Yinkin. She wears radiant white.

Yinkin - The cat god is looking lecherously at Chalana Arroy, he is in his human/cat form, and looks devilishly handsome in a wild way. He is trying to steal a kiss from the healing goddess, while slyly pulling Maran Gor's meat from the plate in front of her. He tail hangs down and is about to be pulled by Eurmal the Trickster.

Lhankor Mhy - The God of Knowledge sits near to Orlanth, he is reading aloud from a scroll that trails across the table and floor tripping up the serving gods. He is a long bearded and elderly sage.

Asrelia - Her robes are encrusted with wealth, she is talking to Issaries the Trade God who is trying to haggle with her for a particularly lovely treasure she holds in her hands, she is having none of his haggling. The item is the Cup of Life itself, an ancient artefact that seethes with growth and life.

Ty Kora Tek - This old crone (see Six Aspects) looks almost like a living skeleton, her face is almost all bone, but not undead. She is robed in what looks like a black shroud and mourning veil. Before her on her plate are nothing but dust and bones, including tiny human corpses.

Issaries - An opulent and handsome trader, with a cunning smile and charming aspect. He is haggling with Asrelia, before him on the table lies a bag of coins. He looks very determined.

Eurmal - The trickster, he is under the table, he is an ugly, hunchbacked and devious god, he is chained to the foot of Orlanth's chair. He should be about to pull Yinkin's tail, while trying to peer up the skirt of a serving goddess and tie together Heler's boots.

The Serving Gods and Goddesses - These are a plethora of lesser gods and goddesses, they are half the size of the gods, they have dozens of forms, some are child like, some could have animal heads (Cat Heads, Pig Heads, Cow Heads and Sheep Heads), they could be fat, thin, misshapen, some have earth aspects, some have storm aspects, they are all carrying around food, wine or empty platters.

The Heroes - Somewhere, perhaps on the floor or on the table a tiny group of heroes and worshippers are gathered, they are at least 1/6th - 1/10th the height of the gods, they are gathered in awe.

Stage effects - Wind in the air, suggestions of clouds in the rafters, earth, flowers and plants in the ground. Stars giving light, touches of weirdness in the background (a door with dark figures peering in or a jar containing a leering skull face (the god of drought), tiny animals running around or flying around the gods.

So I kind of went light on detail here, due to size constraints and me busting my fine point pen just before starting.

Artwork is ™ and © Moon Design Publications [link]
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This is one of five environment and season paintings I did for Moon Design Publication's Glorantha book. We see here the great city of Nochet at the coast of the Mirrorsea Bay, overlooking the countryside of Esrolia. This was a lot of fun to paint because of all the sights I could put in - the goddess' throne on the plateau, the city, villages and boats, the red moon and the enormous mountain in the far back.
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This is one of five environment and season paintings I did for Moon Design Publication's Glorantha book. It shows Boldhome, a city at the foot of a storm god's home mountain.
I always find painting mountains very relaxing. The lighting came from reference pictures the art director sent me, and I think it's one of the most beautiful lighting schemes I have ever painted.
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A Vingan warrior-woman out on patrol.

In Orlanthi mythology Vinga is either the daughter of Orlanth or Orlath himself in female form (depending on who you ask). She is the goddess of women who want to do men's job and is the only way in Orlanthi society that a woman can have access to the Air rune.

Since in Orlanthi society gender roles are more or less unrelated to physical gender, Vingans are usually just counted as men. Called Red Women, her devotees cut their hair short (uncommon amongst all Orlanthi, male or female) and dye it bright red, honoring an ancient pact that their goddess made in the God Time.
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Helering performing some kind of sacred ritual.

This image was mostly inspired by the illustration of Jan Pospisil that he did for the Sartar Companion -> www.deviantart.com/art/Glorant… so I decided to do my own take on it.

For those not familiar with Gloranthan mythology - Heler is the Orlanthi god of rain, and the conduit for their connection to the Water rune. He is one of Orlanth's most trusted and staunchest allies, who left the Water Tribe to join Orlanth's then new Storm Tribe. Called The Blue Ram, sheep are sacred to Heler and so his cultists often wear wool and ram skulls during their rites.

An interesting note is that Helerings are considered a third gender in Orlanthi society (which is not very concerned about actual genders relating to gender roles to begin with), neither men nor women, but something completely new. This is related to their ability to change their appearances, gender and personality at will, an ability related to the Water and Motion runes which are associated with Heler.
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A Grey Sage of Lhankor Mhy.

Lhankor Mhy is the Orlanthi god of knowledge, law and writing. His priests are usually the only people able to read or write in their entire clan, and they traditionally take the tasks of lawspeakers and keepers of the clan knowledge and traditions.

Grey Sages, as his priests are called, must aways wear a long beard, emulating their god. Since the cult has no restrictions on gender, this rule also applies to women, like the one depicted. Because of this requirement by their cult women (as well as men who can't grow a long enough beard, or races which have no natural facial hair) wear artificial beards made out of animal hair, bark or metal. Those beards are usually very highly decorated and ornamental.
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Copyright 2014 Moon Design Publications
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Basically, this image is meant to be a wall mural that recounts the mighty battle between Jar Eel and Harrek during the Hero Wars. (Harrek won ;))
You can find the teaser link here www.glorantha.com/layout-from-…
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This is a revised version of my previous piece, I messed around with the saturation, colour scheme and added more weaponry to the "spotter baboon" These creatures are the intelligent baboons of the Wastes of Prax, in the background a group of Zebra Riding merchants from the desert city of Pavis make their way across the badlands, whikle the hungry baboons prepare for ambush.
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This piece was done for personal pleasure many years ago. Glorantha Fans will know exactly what these are. They are tribal were ducks from the Upland Marsh in Kerofinela, armed to the teeth to fight the undead minions of Delecti in his foetid lair!
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This is a character study I have been working on over the weekend. The troll is a Gloranthan Troll, devoted to the cult of Gorakiki the Insect Mother, hence all the beetle armour and dung beetle follower. I am really pleased with this, it began as a quick sketch on Mischief, migrated over to PS via a trip to Artrage.
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Another piece for FFG's "Warhammer: Invasion" card game. I have a feeling this old lady is looking for a little more than just alms....

©Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games
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For FFG's "Lord of the Rings" card game. Good luck, grandpa....

Image © Fantasy Flight Games. All Rights Reserved.
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Did this piece last year for FFG’s “A Game of Thrones” card game based on the books by George R. R. Martin. I actually just finished reading the third book in the series, and I have to say it was definitely the best of the books so far. Really looking forward to catching up on the HBO series when I get the chance!

© 2013 Fantasy Flight Games
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I've done this one for Umaykut Online Trailer. Umaykut Online which is an browser-based mmo game produced by Ceidot Game Studios.

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I've done this one for Umaykut Online Trailer. Umaykut Online which is an browser-based mmo game produced by Ceidot Game Studios.

You can watch this trailer at
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Céidot'09
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