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About Digital Art / Professional Nicholas CloisterMale/Sweden Group :iconconcept-artmasters: Concept-ArtMasters
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RPG Creatures - Bestiary 1 (Extended Edition)

This PDF book contains 54 original creatures, made primarily for fantasy role-playing games. Unlike many other manuals of monsters, the artwork in this book has been given a major role. Every creature is professionally illustrated and occupies a full color page for visual presence. The statistics are system-free, easily understood, and the descriptions are imaginative and thorough.

The book is currently sold through RPGNow and a full-size preview can be found here.

You can read a review here, and find more reviews and ratings here.

I'm a freelance artist and accept work offers when possible. As a freelance artist I don't have fixed rates, but time and demand set my prices. I don't ever work for free, for exposure only, or for the hope of future royalties. Normally, if you offer $20 or more per hour, I will listen to the offer and consider it, and if you offer $30/hour or more, I'm likely to accept without much consideration, if I'm available. I do full-color, and black&whites of any size, but I don't do line-work. I can give you a set price per concept or illustration once I know your requirements. 

These are 30-40 hours scenes (several characters, and/or creatures involved in action)
- Hydra, your days are over. by Cloister Autumn Adventures II by Cloister Pathfinder iconics in action (fan art) by Cloister

These are 20-24 hours scenes (less complexity, or less detail)
The Familiar of Merlin by Cloister The Goblin Key by Cloister

These are 16 hours creatures (original concepts, highly detailed, no background)
Neverenn - creature concept by Cloister Agi-Septhoron - creature concept by Cloister Nevianaar - creature concept by Cloister

These are 4 hours creature concepts (somewhat random, less detailed)
Good Dragon concept by Cloister Creature Concept by Cloister

These are 16 hours characters
Orc Shaman by Cloister Fighter Character by Cloister Wizard, Mage, Magician Concept by Cloister Darwandir - creature concept by Cloister Grimwood Character Concept Illustration 1 by Cloister

These are 16 hours environments
Dungeon level 1 - level concept D: Staircase by Cloister   Dungeon level 2 - level concept A: Main Corridor by Cloister

This is a 4-6 hours environment
Black Pond Gate by Cloister

These and these are 1-2 hours weapons concepts, these and these are 2-2,5 hours character icons, and these are 2-3 hours locations icons.

Professional Feedback and Private Live Tutoring
A) You can send me one of your images and ask for professional feedback. I will return a written response and if it serves the purpose, a paint-over, letting you know about the strengths and weaknesses of your piece, and how it can be improved.
The price is $30, which should be paid by Paypal. Write to to see if I can accept your image. If I can, you make the payment, and feedback will be sent to you as agreed, usually within a few hours.

B) If you have or start a Google+ account, you can order one or several live tutoring sessions, of one or two hours at a time, where I will share my knowledge and screen. You can ask for a session on your own or together with up to 5 friends. You send me an email, suggesting hours when you're available, and I will respond and let you know if I'm also available at those hours. During live sessions you can ask questions (in English) or just ask me to give feedback, or to hold a lesson on an art-related topic of your choice. If it is only you the price is $35/hour, but it is $20/hour and person, if you are two, and $15/hour and person if you are 3-5 individuals. Please remember that I live in Sweden (Central European Time) when you suggest a time for these lessons. Daytime, early mornings and evenings are okay, but I don't teach during the night, since I must see to it to have my fill of blood in the small hours. I have 10 years of experience of teaching art, a four year traditional art eductation.

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Centauran Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw! I didn't really mean it ... honest!
But okay - I've got a project in mind - it ain't a fractal, though.
You're just gonna havta take what comes!
Cloister Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'll settle with that... (and I didn't really mean i either...)
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empatia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
gizmodus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Thank you very much! Your stuff is impressive too!
LupoLupo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hej Hej, schyyst att se dig här också!

Hoppas allt är bra med hus och grejer där uppe i Värmland.
Kanske ses vi i Slottskogen i sommar igen?

JohnRandolph Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
whoa, your gallery is simply amazing. got nothing more to say :)
Laurianna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
congratulations for your very nice gallery! I really appreciate what you do
Centauran Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your living trap - my book 'Centauran' has one in it - starts of as a line of sticky threads suspended above a path, and after you've blundered into it, this huge, red petal-like thing shoots out of the ground, grabs you, and grinds you up. Nasty
Cloister Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that someone enjoys the trap. I think most people deem it a little too cute (the big red eye, the flower and the romantic light) for being such a nasty device. Also, I chose to not paint all the grit and dirt that would stick to the skin from lying in the ground, and made only a little grass flying around. I wanted to show the creature, more then a realistic scene I guess... Anyway, I'm happy for your comment. :)
mimithefeline Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
thanks for the fav. and wow! uve got some really great pieces of work here. :D
mythopoetika Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favorite and welcome to DA. I love what I see from you so far.
dabsemion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Ett god gott Ohoj på dig tjockis!
Cloister Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I have had some troubles administering this gallery, since I initially got no mail from deviant to confirm my e-mail... took several days before the automatic mail-function worked properly...
Anyway, I'm happy to be here, and thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I'll spend some ours looking around this place and spread out some comments in the near future. Thanks a big bunch for the positive feedback!!!
Nyxen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Impressive start to your gallery. Welcome. :)
SmolderBone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Hi! Welcome to Deviant Art! :D Really cool pics you have in here, i love them. :)
ridvan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
welcome! you pumped up your gallery from the first day :) and they are stunning great! :clap: i think i will add some of thme to my favorites. ;)
xennavor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Welcome to DA and woah, nice dragons ;)
Dragon-Dude Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Welcome to DA!
ArtIsterik Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
welcome! ;)
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