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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.

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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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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.
The Plateau of Suffering
The heroes have taken on aspects of the gods, and are readying for the final fight with the demons in the deepest pit of the Underworld. They look mean and keen, after all they have been all the way through hell to get here!

A throng of demons blocks their way forward, as a septet of evil gods prepare a grisly sacrifice!

Artwork is ™ and © Moon Design Publications [link]
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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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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.

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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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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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Here's a little something different! This is one of the first cards I did for FFG's "Warhammer: Invasion" living card game, and was recently released as part of the "Fragments of Power" set for that game. I'm not entirely familiar with the Warhammer franchise, so it was definitely a challenge to create something that would fit in stylistically with this already much loved IP. And what a cool assignment this card was! It's not every day I get to paint something as just downright BRUTAL as a Chaos warrior jamming a broken-off horn from his helmet into the throat of a high elf. Loads of fun!

Image ©Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games.
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Painted for the Lord of the Rings card game almost 2 years ago. 
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Another pic for Medieval Warfare Magazine. This commission happily coincided with a holiday in Turkey, so I could check out the scenery before painting the scene :)
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One of the 101 illustrations I painted for the game Rome II Total War.
copyright Creative Assembly
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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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Copyright Moon Design Publications
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