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Caves of Peril
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Published: May 14, 2018
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Since last fall I'm employed at 25% as an illustrator at a Swedish publisher of games and books, while also having a regular dayjob. This illustration is for one of their projects, "Storytale Adventures", which is a fantasy RPG for kids. It's currently being translated for publication on the English-language market.
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 (Macintosh)
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Zeonista's avatar
I will probably see an English version of the game on Drive-Thru RPG site before too long. A RPG aimed for the elementary-school age set would have been a boon to me some time ago. It seems like great fun, a mixture of traditional fairy/hero tales, basic D&D, and some TV shows I watched as a much younger person!  
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
You just summed up my influences for my art for this game. I guess prog rock album covers could be in there too :)
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Zeonista's avatar
If the book said "monsters provided by Jim Henson studios" it would have made my day! :D 
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Chaosfive-55|Hobbyist General Artist
Pure Fun!!!
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
The game is great fun, but for me it's been a loooot of overtime working on this project. All through 2017 and quite a bit of 2018. That's why I haven't been posting stuff here all that often.
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Chaosfive-55|Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! :)
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Libra1010's avatar
 I have to say the expression on that young swordsman's face seems less "Hope I don't slip or I'll be eaten" and more "If I slip then that hornswoggled is getting SERIOUS indigestion" which makes me love this image all the more - since it gives Old Red Terror there the air of perpetual optimism coupled with thoughtless greed one sees on the face of every dog that ever lurked beneath the dinner table!:D (Big Grin) 
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Chaosfive-55|Hobbyist General Artist
Best Comment Ever!!! :D
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Libra1010's avatar
 Best Comment YET - I still have hopes of improving with experience!;) (Wink) 
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Chaosfive-55|Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t:
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
I think the young dungeon crawler has been there before; it's not his first monster jump :)
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Libra1010's avatar
 I trust it will not be his last either!;) (Wink) 
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scorpionlover42's avatar
The kids are fun, but I love that cave creature. Clap It reminds me of Tsothoggua, but with more personality. :) (Smile) Yes, I can see kids getting into a game featuring critters like this one. Wink/Razz 
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
The monster is lind of like Tsathoggua, but I didn't realize that as I was drawing the image. The monster is a demon, which in this game are creatures born out of a chaotic creation process in a parallell dimension. Sometimes they get stuck in the world of the game and cause mischief. Kind of Lovecraftian, I guess.
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I can imagine a Lovecraftian tale for kids coming out of this. They seek to send the demon Tuggasudsud back to his dimension. :) (Smile) 
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GoldandSliverDragon's avatar
I like that beast you have there.
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! I hope the kids will like him too :)
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GoldandSliverDragon's avatar
If they don't then they have poor taste
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majingojira's avatar
That monster design is superb.  It balances a true amount of horror with a childishness that fits the piece perfectly.  At first glance, it's a simple monster a child would dream up.  Then you look closer, and it becomes a true horror. 

I love it!
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
That's high praise for a monster I dreamed up while feeling bored one morning :) But I do try to add details that'll make my monster characters stick in your head, especially if you're a kid.
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snicker1's avatar
well done thanks for sharing
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks; glad you enjoyed it :)
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Mindslave24-7|Hobbyist General Artist
"C'mon! C'mon! Fall! ...gets me some breakfast!"
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Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
It's not too much to ask, I know.
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