Quick paint up snap of my Bretto, drybrushing by me, the rest of the team are being painted by Dave Benet with an airbrush to really capture the skintones. I still have to sculpt some gadetry on the arms and torso rods, just waiting for a bendy clay and magic sculpt shipment.
Fantasy Flight Games just released my new cover for the new expansion of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition, The Edge of Night. When I received the description for this cover it was a little daunting since I dont do very many architectural pieces, but I am glad I had the challenge because it was good practice for me. Sometimes you need to force yourself to work on things that you arent comfortable with in order to grow as an artist.
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Legend Of Cryptids Illustration that i did This is the advanced version of the card. My id in the game is Alexnegrea09. feel free to add me as a friend. i play from time to time Feel free to drop by on my blog: [link] i update from time to time with studies and illustrations cheers fro the view
A character commission of a Warforged necromancer from the Eberron setting of Dungeons & Dragons with his mechanical toad familiar (Wartoad? Toadforged?). Pencil drawing digitally colored in Photoshop.
'As Vecna recited the incantation the vicious maelstrom whirled around him whipping itself into a frenzy that soon, oh, so soon, he would unleash upon the world...'
This piece of art was created for the Dungeons & Dragons supplement 'the Book of Vile Darkness'. I deliberately chose a restricted colour scheme to keep the action readable, whilst also dropping the saturation back so that the contrasting glow from the book would really stand out.
I especially enjoyed trying to fit as many different types of Demons and Devils into the image, so that the players could enjoy trying to spot them on the battlefield.
The artwork also needed to fit into a strict format to fit across two pages, and you can find out more about that on my blog: [link]
Knowing that faith in his divinity will protect him, the Dragonborn fearlessly leaps into the mass of Eladrin Vampires...
There was a lot going on in the art brief for this piece. A host of Vampires, a tumbledown castle, Will-o-the-wisps and the Dragonborn Cleric, plus their needed to be room for the title.
To achieve some focus and punch the light is centred on the Dragonborn's holy symbol. This then sheds strong light onto the protagonists in the foreground; in turn helping them stand out clearly against the background. The symbol/light was deliberately offset to one side to provide more tension. Placing everyything very centrally can deaden an image.
We are also looking up at the leaping Dragonborn. Which when combined with his action pose helps create further drama and action.
The cloak helps accentuate the sense of flow and movement, but in the final image will mainly be obscured by the trade dress of the title. To see this, and to get further details of the product, check out this link:
The Lich monster painting for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition went through a major overhaul before the final version was approved for print. Here is the original version I did up, focused on fire magic instead of the frost-based final.
To see the final version that's in print click here.
To check out the original line art for this painting click here.
Teasle Teacake, Halfling Rogue/Sorceress... my first and quite possibly only D&D character.
Independantly minded, sneaky little magpie with a few nasty little tricks up her sleeves. Ok, if she had any sleeves, tricks would certainly be up them. The staff is a little ostentatious, to be honest. She'd only use it if no one was looking. If someone was looking... well, let's just say no one would be looking very soon after.
She likes knives. She really likes knives.
Other likes include riding on the other shoulder of Gretta, the Orc Druid: [link]
------------------------ Mechanical Pencil (0.5 B), 140gsm A4 paper
Here is my freshest effort (still warm) depicting a mood I just love. Somehow I feel great attraction to those primitive times. Their life maybe was simplier but I am sure it was rich in their unknown way to us. Cejrowski (Polish journalist) wrote wonderful books about travelling to those forgotten places. That is not less imaginative than any fantasy tale. Anyway, please enjoy
Oh, I almost forgot, I was referencing this piece from beautiful photo from National Geographic (it started as a study but I changed the theme, composition and colours).
I painted this in 2001 for the computer game "Dark Age of Camelot" for Mythic Entertainment. I remember going nuts trying to make this deadline. I wasn't finished before the San Diego Comicon started and so I drug my entire studio oils, acrylic, colored pencils, air brush and tank, a few lights and set up an entire studio in my hotel room. I would spend the entire day in the artists alley talking with people and selling stuff and then hunker down in my hotel room to paint all night. Pretty crazy... and not my favorite thing to do but I made the deadline!
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Original Artwork for sale; SOLD Was the bravery foolhardiness, or would this hero triumph where others had failed...?
The 'Red Box' holds a legendary place in Dungeons & Dragons lore. It was one of the original introductory starter packs, featuring iconic artwork by Larry Elmore, and was a portal through which many gamers entered the hobby.
You can imagine how thrilled I was to hear that Wizards of the Coast were going to revisit that product, and that they would like me to do likewise with the artwork. The look of the D&D red dragon has changed in the intervening period, as has the appearance of the heroes, but I wanted to capture the feel of the original, and pay homage in my own way.
Larry's original image, and details of the product, can be found on my blog: [link]