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FantasyCraft Cover

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Here's a little something... the full and final illustration for Crafty Games new RPG core book Fantasy Craft. Had a ton o' fun with this one, been itching to show it off.

I'll likely post a couple more detail shots so you can see the fiddly bits better, but in the meantime you can tap Download up there and check it out at 1200... have fun finding all the stylized inkthinker marks (more fun than a signature, but there's one of those buried in there as well). I don't actually think you'll be able to find them all at this size, but that's okay, 'cause I forget exactly how many there are in the first place.

:D

The assistance of my crucial Fates cohort Kevin Delucia was elementary with this one, 'cause he totally set up the lighting scheme and the textures. I just went in and twiddled around with a brush to fill in the details, and hoo boy... I went a bit overboard with detail. 'Cause I crazy like that. You can compare it with the original pencil drawing here, and if you're just tuning in there's already a few detail shots scattered around the Gallery.

So it took a good while, but I had a lot of fun with it, and I'm continuing to do so... just wait until I get to start showing off the interior work.

Photoshop CS2 with an Intuos 9x12 over pencil on Bristol, ©2007 Crafty Games LLC. You can check out all the news on the game and a mockup of the cover with the title at Crafty-Games.com

-EDIT-

Switched it out with one that's had a slight Curves tweak to kick up the brightness a little. Also pumped the fullview size to 1024, but you can still find the 1200 version under the Download button.
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KarakNornClansman's avatar
Action galore! Great job.
Dgarauz's avatar
DgarauzHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Ilustration!
Lunatic38's avatar
Wonderful idea :)
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InkthinkerProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! All concept credit to the client, I just take good ideas and flesh 'em out. :D
KTFish7's avatar
Now that is a cool perspective for an image, very nice!
zaku1986's avatar
zaku1986Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OUTSTANDING!
Well, life of heroes is hard. :D
great-flame's avatar
great-flameHobbyist Digital Artist
just AWESOME!
XKY4000's avatar
I'm amazed! This is a splendid job!

What i just thought - are 'we' POV- like the fifth member of their group? :D
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InkthinkerProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I think they intended it more as the POV of a mighty monster... though it could be the POV of a character who's just been gobbled up. :D
birdy3rd's avatar
Ooh!

This is lovely!
VanessaBettencourt's avatar
VanessaBettencourtProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome, creative.
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ForeverZeroDragonHobbyist General Artist
I feel like a big monster :P
Inkthinker's avatar
InkthinkerProfessional Digital Artist
Or a big monster's uvula, anyhow. :D
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ForeverZeroDragonHobbyist General Artist
hahah where`s the button to ATTACK!!!??? XD
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aodmasterStudent Digital Artist
A wickedly gorey piece.
Nice work.
TeddyBearWithSexHair's avatar
I love the picture, but i have to ask. Who the heck is the demon looking guy with the poleaxe! Is he a kind of oni, just a demon, a djinn(they do look alot like that after all), or what?
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InkthinkerProfessional Digital Artist
That's the FC version of the Troll, one of the playable races featured in the book.
Eightbots's avatar
Very nice, astounding detail!
Eightbots's avatar
Very nice, astounding detail!
Stampede1's avatar
The detail in this is crazy!
Trakov's avatar
Looks like my entrance hall on dwarf fortress on a good day.
very nice though.
zJoriz's avatar
Very rich work! It seems to cantain everything MMORPGs stand for. The characters, colours & poses are wicked too. :worship:
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mrcatTEARSProfessional General Artist
wow.
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MaDSaMHobbyist Traditional Artist
*awed beyond speech, just stares* 0ô
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