DaveBarrack's avatar
Fantasy sojourn pencils
By DaveBarrack   |   Watch
96 21 16K (1 Today)
Published: May 12, 2016
© 2016 - 2019 DaveBarrack

Full color version coming relatively soon, in the meantime:

Anvil: (to shopkeep) Hmm, I don’t know, do you have anything bigger?

Shopkeep: M’lady that’s made of dwarven deep iron, I don’t really understand how you’re lifting it, but I do have a petrified tree trunk out back.

Sydney: Hey Seabiscuit, do you have any 10 foot long poles?

Shopkeep: I have quarterstaves, but I don’t know how long a “foot” is.

Sydney: Dabbler your translation spell is broken!

Dabbler: It doesn’t automatically do units. I never bothered including that in my spell - I do the conversions in my head.

Maxima: If you’re so smart, they why are you trying to get me to dress like a Boris Vallejo painting?

Dabbler: Until we figure out how to get home, we should try to blend in.

Maxima: There’s little chance of that happening. That elder dragon thought I was a golem made out of solid gold, and tried to add me to its hoard!

Dabbler: And thanks to you knocking out 7 of its teeth, we can practically afford to buy this whole town!

Maxima: I knocked out 8 teeth.

Dabbler: Well I’m keeping one for myself, obviously. I’m going to make it into a kitchen knife that can cut through an engine block and still julienne a tomato!

Image size
1000x643px 493.76 KB
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Comments (21)
Starbolt-81's avatar
Starbolt-81|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did we eventually get this in color? :P
Reply  ·  
Kompera's avatar
Kompera| Photographer
Sydney would ask for an 11' pole.  Because evil DMs like to make things difficult for their players, and sometimes that extra foot comes in handy.
Reply  ·  
jayessell's avatar
Yet another fan reminding you that you promised to color this.
Reply  ·  
Alekay-Argonian's avatar
Still no color. Still want this spinoff
Reply  ·  
drakken123's avatar
This would be hilarious as a little ongoing skit. 
Reply  ·  
KarouWS's avatar
KarouWS|Hobbyist Writer
I know you're planning on coloring this, but do you mind if others try their hands at it as well?
Reply  ·  
Compassoflight's avatar
Leave it to Dabbler to provide the sales pitch that would make even the great Billy Mays applaud.  That last line cracked me up!
Reply  ·  
scifijoe's avatar
This is cool stuff.  I do 3D art.  I invite to visit my page.
Reply  ·  
Jonathan-Teatime's avatar
"Shopkeep: M’lady that’s made of dwarven deep iron, I don’t really understand how you’re lifting it, but I do have a petrified tree trunk out back."

I admire the shopkeep's commitment to service. "I have no idea what's going on here, but damn if that's going to stop me making this sale."
Reply  ·  
tirusr's avatar
I can see this being an awesome wallpaper.
Reply  ·  
thorinschmidt's avatar
Oh, kudos to you for spelling HOARD correctly!  you must be the ONLY author to figure it out!
Also, I don't think that 'armor' is actually strong enough for Maxima to wear.
Reply  ·  
DaveBarrack's avatar
DaveBarrack|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I misspelled it originally, but a reader pointed it out. :)
Reply  ·  
hometownboy93's avatar
hometownboy93|Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance of coloring this dave? I would LOVE to see this in color.
Reply  ·  
hometownboy93's avatar
hometownboy93|Hobbyist General Artist
Oops 😅 I use my phone and the description doesn't show unless you click on it. Guess I forgot to read it.
Reply  ·  
manuel1234321's avatar
how about reading the description?
Reply  ·  
asuraludu's avatar
asuraludu|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many a bard will sing songs of a dragon's hoard that fought for its freedom.  Someone grab a lute and write that!
Reply  ·  
MadDemon64's avatar
I dunno Sydney, a sword?  An axe?  I always found you more of a sorcerer type...although your CHA takes a nosedive whenever you eat spicy food.
Reply  ·  
EarlMcClaw's avatar
Sidney's going for some stereotypical useful items. Fifty feet of rope, mirror, spikes, and that 10' pole is for poking things at a safe distance.
Reply  ·  
MarkTBSc's avatar
There's a fun trick in 5th Ed. where you buy a much longer pole and break it into foot-long sections, then you just make sure one of your spellcasters has Mend as a cantrip. You can make pretty much any length of pole, or multiple poles, you like.

I would have said Sydney was a Monk type. Her ADHD gives her a bonus to dodge.
Reply  ·  
Sian-AIR's avatar
i cant remember which edition it was, but i remember there being one where a 10' ladder was cheaper than a 10' pole (by a lot pole was 2sp ladder was 5cp) so... we would buy a 10' ladder and either carry it around and break it down when needed, or immediately break it down into two 10' poles and a bunch of leftover rungs that could be used for all sorts of creative ideas.
Reply  ·  
EarlMcClaw's avatar
I'd make sure the Mend cantrip was available before cutting up the pole. Although some interpretations of a Bag of Holding works like Mary Poppins' carpet bag...

I could suggest my "B&B" idea, but that's for pin-ups and naughty stuff. (A fictional game, Babes & Beasts, aka Boobs and Butts.) Dabbler's costume sensibilities fit.
Reply  ·  
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved