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Here's a portrait of the late New York Times Bestselling Author -- and roommate for many years -- Aaron Allston that I did for a patron of mine who knew him.

I tried to do this piece in the style of artist Drew Struzan, famous for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie posters. As a first attempt at that style, I've still got a lot to learn.

In addition to Aaron, you can see Wedge Antilles who figured largely in Aaron's popular Wraith Squadron Star Wars novels. To the right you can see my interpretation of Doc Sidhe, the main character of Aaron's original period urban fantasy series.

Not included as elements in this picture are Aaron's significant contributions to game design, and the massive body of work for various game companies such as Hero Games, Steve Jackson Games, Origin Systems, and many more.

Always willing to share his knowledge and expertise as game designer and author, Aaron held many successful workshops that set young designers and authors on their path. He was also generous to his fans, giving of his time and attention at conventions across the nation.

So this is a work that I should have done on my own without a commission, and I'm grateful to my patron for making it possible to do without going bankrupt in the process.

So let's remember Aaron and the effects he's had on popular culture over the years, as well as each of us personally.

Thanks, Aaron.
Underworld Ascendant
Cover to the Collectors Edition of Underworld Ascendant, the spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld.
The Ultima Codex is featuring an article on my early character concept work for Shroud of the Avatar. So far the comments have been kind.


Denis Loubet
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I was the first artist hired at Steve Jackson Games and Origin Systems where I worked on games such as Car Wars, Orge, Ultima, and Wing Commander. Did everything from box cover art to documentation illustrations, from 16 color pixel-edited graphics to 24bit 3D animation.

Now I want to work directly for my fans, and do the art they want to see. You can help me by becoming a Patron!


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papajoemambo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Denis - I've been an admirer since THE SPACE GAMER back in the early 80s and your work for SJG way back then.  I'm delighted to see you're still producing great new works of art. Seeing your stuff is much like hearing how well a good old friend is doing, so I thank you for that and I thank you for the new stuff as well!
dloubet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words! I've remained in the gaming industry pretty much, until now. Now I'm trying to do art for the gamers themselves, working directly for my fans.

Social media is an uphill battle, but I've got 70 patrons so far. Wish me luck! ;-)
staino Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
O.K. just to harass you... your still my hero.
Well, my hero artistically speaking. You could be a super-villain in real life.
dloubet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
If you only knew how mundane my life was!
artildawn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Big fan of the Non Prophets and now I get to enjoy your art too.  Cheers.
dloubet Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words! :-)

Just checked out your page here, looks like you've been busy! :-D

Good work! Oddly, no one has asked me to draw trademarked characters yet. What's up with that? ;-)
artildawn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
We have a couple small conventions here in Hawaii.  This year is the first year I've had a table in any.  The trademarked/copyrighted characters at conventions is an interesting issue.  I think it's broadly know to be technically a litigiously possible thing, it seems the major publishers turn a bit of blind eye to it though.... unless it is derogatory to the characters/properties and/or starts making a enough money to be noticeable.  Neither of which I'm doing.  Maybe if the local conventions grow to the point that the "big boys" start coming, then it'll be time to quite.  And certainly if ever get a cease and desist order I'll comply.  I will say, that for me, there's barely any financial incentive.  If I break even I'm happy.  If I'm lucky I'll make enough for nice dinner out with the missus.  But that anyone is willing to pay me at all to do what I'd be doing for free on my own anyway is great, and it's satisfying to get art into the hands of people that really enjoy it.  In the real world I'm a visual information specialist for the Navy, that's what pays the bills for me.

Hey, this may be an out there thought, but would you and Jeff ever consider guesting at a convention?  We have Hoku Kon starting up next year, which is centered around comics, gaming, sci-fi and fantasy.  You guys fall into a couple of those categories. Think it over.  If yes, I can pass you the Hoku Kon point of contact's information.

Again, love the podcast and the art.  Cheers.
dloubet Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What? A convention in beautiful Hawaii! Don't throw me in that briar patch! ;-)

That would be awesome! But alas they would have to fly me out, and I doubt I'm a big enough draw for that kind of expense. But thanks for the suggestion, and you might as well send me the contact info because stranger things have happened.

As I understand it, selling one-off drawings of trademarked characters is okay but the moment you stick one in a copying machine is when the lawyers start sharpening their knives. Seeing as there is a big-ass website called suggests that the lawyers aren't laying waste indiscriminately.
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Balron Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
happy holiday's :D

staino Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I bout a Cardboard Heroes book a couple of years ago, and I have marveled at the many, many, wonderful little character designs that it contained. You have been an inspiration and it I'm happy to find you here on D.A.
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