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Oasis - RuneQuest

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Last year I worked with Jon Hodgson and Kalin Kadiev of Chaosium on two RPG books in the Glorantha setting. They now appeared in the books The Smoking Ruin and The Pegasus Plateau. www.chaosium.com/the-smoking-r…

I don't think this one made it into either of the aforementioned books. It's a magical oasis just popping up in the middle of the sandy dunes; which was a little difficult to do because that's pretty much how an oasis works to begin with ;)

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horsehaven95Hobbyist Digital Artist

Amazing!

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

One can do a suprising lot with deserts, seeing that they're mostly sand and stones :)

Thanks!

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horsehaven95Hobbyist Digital Artist

your welcome!

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TuffrocNew Deviant

I like it

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

I especially liked adding the skeletons. Nothing says dangerous more than bones lying about ;)

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thereallinebylineHobbyist Artist

Very nice mirage effect in the background.

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

It has as a very special effect to not have a horizon line.

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JackXAngelicaforeverStudent General Artist

This looks so beautiful! When I look at this it immediately brings me back to the early quests of Ragnarok Online, super nostalgic. <3

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

I'm happy I took you down Memory Lane. To me desert says "war" because one of our game campaigns was protecting the unbelieving desert folks from the equally unbeleving southerners - and it started with all of suffering amnesia from a southern ritual!

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neographARTProfessional Photographer

Perfect for wall art!

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

I guess it is. Personally I'm still lokking forward to the rise of haptic interfaces so that it also feels like sand.

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neographARTProfessional Photographer

Maybe canvas is the right material? You can feel the structure of it very good.

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

True. But me and burlap don't see eye to eye - I hate how it breaks up my brushtrokes when I don't have use for it. The thing about digital is that the surface is what I need it to be, and the super smoothness of the "canvas" is really useful for small exact details.

There really are haptic interfaces now though, that work with small amounts of electricity to make you feel for example a rough surface instead of a smooth monitor. They're making suits with that tech already for full-body gaming interfaces. That will be so cool. Then I can actually allow the audience to touch and feel my digital paintings!

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

I'm often impressed with teh depth of the sky in desert regions, but this one called for a look down.

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You're welcome.

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BalloonPrincessHobbyist Filmographer

Magnificent work! <3

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

Rough brushtrokes are so very nice for rocky and sandy landscapes, making them a joy to paint.

Thank you!

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BalloonPrincessHobbyist Filmographer

Well, after trying to be a painter for a few years of my youth, I have a lot of admiration for the classic painters ... heck, of anyone who does it old school. <3

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

Indeed. The orientalists have produced a plethora of such wonderful scenical paintings (and completely fantastical and made-up, so why are modern fantasy painters being laughed at for painting radioactive monsters and flying castles?! ;))

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BalloonPrincessHobbyist Filmographer

**Giggles!**

Unlike us nerds who love Godzilla and Gamera, thanks to the Japanese, and flying castles, thanks to Elmore. <3

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