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OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game lets you and your friends become your favorite characters from the diverse worlds of Japanese animation. All you need are pencils, paper, some dice, and your imagination! Save the princess (or prince!) from a fire-breathing dragon, tackle invading squadrons of giant robots, or find true love amid campus hijinks. It’s all up to you!

Create Your Perfect Character
With OVA, there’s no need to worry about rows of numbers and statistics. Creating characters takes just minutes—it’s as simple as describing them!

Entertaining and Lavishly Illustrated
Detailed examples and over 65 illustrations featuring OVA’s colorful, recurring characters are presented throughout the book.

Easy Yet Versatile
The rules are only as complicated as you want them to be. Whether you keep it simple or fine-tune every detail, OVA is perfect for gamers old and new.

You can buy the PDF on DriveThruRPG.com -- the print version is available directly from Wise Turtle Publishing!
It's finally time! The long-awaited revised edition of the OVA Role-Playing Game will be coming out soon! You can now preorder the book and support the project through our Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.


THE GAME OF ANIME ACTION!

OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game lets you and your friends become your favorite characters from the diverse worlds of Japanese animation. All you need are pencils, paper, some dice, and a little bit of imagination. Save the princess (or prince!) from a fire-breathing dragon, tackle invading squadrons of giant robots, or find true love amid campus hijinks -- it's all up to you!

  • CREATE YOUR PERFECT CHARACTER
    With OVA, there's no need to sweat rows of numbers and statistics. Creating characters takes minutes -- it's as simple as describing them!
  • EASY YET VERSATILE
    The rules are only as complicated as you want them to be. Whether you keep it simple or fine-tune every detail, OVA is perfect for gamers old and new.
  • ENTERTAINING AND LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED
    Detailed examples and artwork featuring colorful, recurring characters are presented throughout the book. Over 60 illustrations!

Be sure to check out the OVA Kickstarter and help us spread the word. Supporting this project will not only net you a fun RPG book filled with tons of artwork, it will also earn you a place on my List of Totally Rad People™!
Yowie, I am alive! I apologize for the lack of updates and will be trying to fill up my neglected gallery. More content soon!

For those curious to learn more about some of the freelance work I've been doing, head over to my blog. There's a sneak preview of the OVA Role-Playing Game and a look at some of the covers I was commissioned to do for a German radio play series -- these are exclusive tidbits you won't find posted here on deviantART.



Studio Cramoisy was formed by Niko Geyer and Honoel A. Ibardolaza in 2007 in response to a gnawing need to bridge the narrowing gap of their unique working environment – Niko is based in Germany and Honoel in the Philippines. Before the online studio, both artists had worked independently on a variety of projects, from collectible card games to full-length graphic novels.

They joined forces with American Clay Gardner to round out their offerings with a bit of design, typographic flair, and really tiny icons.

In 2010, deciding that three continents wasn't enough, the studio invited Madeleine Rosca, the award-winning artist from Down Under and author of Hollow Fields.

Studio Cramoisy provides many theoretically useful services: cover illustrations, comic books & manga, children's book style artwork, concept art production, and all matters of graphic design. We would love to work with you!



I caved in and decided to find out for myself what the Twitter sensation is all about. For those of you who don't mind being spammed with trivialities and other unnecessary messages, feel free to follow my tweets!

Also, I started a collection of random titles to be used as inspiration for new illustrations. The idea is to draw or paint my personal interpretation of the names that strike a chord with me. Anybody want to donate some?

The one I started my list with is "You and I and Months of Snow."

UPDATE: I was contacted by Thea Cooke, the administrator of ArtBloom, about being featured on their website. The idea is to display the pieces of established illustrators next to their old work, hopefully to inspire budding artists about how much progress can be achieved in just a couple of years.



You can see my own evolution as an artist here, and be sure to browse around the archives for many more interesting contributions.
I've been neglecting my gallery, mainly for the lack of personal artwork I have completed over the past months. But that's going to change! You will be seeing updates here a lot more frequently, and not just of the doodle department.

Speaking of updates, my good friend Clay is producing a revised edition of his OVA Role-Playing Game; expanded rules, extra content, all-new artwork! If you're a fan of the system or just curious about RPGs with an anime flavor, make sure to follow his production blog. He'll be regularly posting snippets of the new book, including new illustrations of mine that you won't be seeing anywhere else.

I've been playing Mario Kart Wii online recently and I've had a lot of fun. The way item balance works can be a bit random at times, but I guess that's part of the appeal. Is anybody interested in showing my Wario how the game is really played?

Friend Code
0989-3492-7730

Feel free to add me, but please post your own friend code here so I can return the favor. Let's hear who's up for some racing fun!

First of all, I would like to thank my good friend Honoel. He did this wonderful illustration of the Fantasy Realms characters. You can see the picture below -- please visit his gallery and send him some love!


That said...

It's been over 6 years now since I became a DeviantART member. It was a friend of mine who suggested that DA was "the new hip thing" as far as online galleries went. I had lost interest in Elfwood around the same time, so I can't say I was exactly thrilled to join another artist networking site. I signed up for an account anyway, but it wasn't until 2004 before I decided to upload some of my illustrations.

The response has been overwhelming from the start. It's such a huge community, and I have met a lot of friendly and kind people. I've spent countless hours browsing the galleries and favorites of my fellow deviants. There are so many talented artists posting their work here, it's hard not to be inspired (or depressed, depending on your attitude).

I will not reach the state of these folks with millions of pageviews and hundreds of thousands of people watching them in the foreseeable future, not with the spaced out updates, lack of fanart/yaoi/furries/boobies, and my reluctance to socialize with other DA members. Considering that, 100,000 pageviews seemed like a suitable milestone to host a kiriban contest for all the good folks keeping track of my work.

AND THE WINNER IS...

:iconleversa:
Leversa

Thanks to everybody who participated in my little raffle. If I ever do another kiriban, it will be 1,000,000+, so don't hold your breath.
Clay and I decided to start offering high resolution PDFs of our fantasy comic Fantasy Realms at WOWIO.com.

Here is what the official site has to say:

WOWIO is a new kind of online bookstore that enables readers to download ebooks for free, using commercial sponsorships to compensate authors and publishers. Readers get free ebooks. Sponsors get a powerful new channel to communicate their message to precisely the people they want to reach. Publishers get a new means of distributing their books, expanding their readership, and monetizing their intellectual property.

You can download issues of Fantasy Realms, featuring pages at much higher quality and resolution than what you see on the official homepage -- all for free once you sign up. You will be supporting the comic, too, since we get paid a small commission for every download. Unfortunately user registration is limited to U.S. residents at the current time.


P.S. Our arrangement with WOWIO will have no effect whatsoever on our website. All of the content will remain in our archive, and you can still find new pages every Monday.

P.P.S. I'm holding a 100k pageviews kiriban contest. More info can be found in my last journal entry.
I'm getting close to 100,000 visitors here on DeviantART (hopefully the first milestone of many), and I think now is the perfect time to hold a little kiriban contest!

The rules are simple: If you get any hit between 99,990 and 100,010 on my front page counter, send me a screenshot (either note me or contact me at niko@nikogeyer.com); I will hold a raffle with all eligible entries and contact the winner. The prize is a little doodle based on your request!

You can use the Print Screen equivalent on your keyboard to copy the current display to the clipboard. Simply paste that into your favorite image processing software and save the file. I'm aware it's relatively easy to fake such a screenshot, but I'm asking you out of good faith to keep this little competition honest. I do however reserve the right to reject your submission for whatever reason if I smell something fishy! And please, only one entry per person. It doesn't matter what the counter says, as long as it's between 99,990 and 100,010.

Have fun (and tell your friends)!
I'm now officially a Blogger! Head on over to my super sleek and snazzy art blog for the latest drawings.


There are going to be frequent updates with random doodles, concept sketches, and finished illustrations alike -- some of which I won't be posting anywhere else. The stuff you see in my DeviantART gallery is but a small selection of my work.
I would like to thank everybody for the warm welcome (back) and all the nice comments I have received in the past days.


As indicated in my last journal entry, I got around to submitting most of my illustrations here on DA as prints. So go ahead and look around, and, if you find something you like, feel free to support a fellow artist by making a purchase.


In other news, Fantasy Realms has finally been updated again after five long months, complete with a fresh new layout!
Although my own gallery has been inactive for a while now, I find myself browsing DeviantART almost every day. Whether I keep track of my favorite artists or just follow random links to discover new folks, I can spend hours on this site. It can't be denied that DA has become a small part of my life.

That's why I decided to start posting some of my own work again, starting with this two-page spread from a short comic I did recently. I even submitted it as a print to test the waters with the whole process that's involved. I may add print versions of some of my older illustrations at a later time.

I'll post more later.
As some of you may know, I have been working on my own fantasy manga for quite some time now. It used to be WirePop exclusive - which means you had to subscribe to read all of the content. But now we moved to our own domain, fantasyrealmsonline.com, and everybody can view all of the current and future content for free.


So if you never had the chance to, give it a try now. We'd love to hear from you!
Well, hello! My name is Niko Geyer, and I'm an artist dabbling mostly in the manga style. As you can see, I signed up for a DA gallery years ago, but I never really used it -- until now. I'm not a community-type person, but I hope to reach a few people with my art here. If you do enjoy what you see, please don't hesitate to check out my gallery, where you will find a much more complete list of my recent works.

Thank you in advance!