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Shattered RPG - 'The Grey Shade' Tavern by RhysGriffiths Shattered RPG - 'The Grey Shade' Tavern by RhysGriffiths
Hey everyone! Here's some work I did recently for a Tabletop RPG game called Shattered RPG. A very inspiring crew to work with - I had a lot of fun on this one. Check out their site to see some more amazing art from the game:
Shattered-RPG.com/art-gallery/

The characters are based loosely off some designs by Alexandre Chaudret :iconeyardt: (another amazing artist)
I'm also working on another concept illustration for the game now. Hopefully I'll be able to post that in the coming weeks!

Stay tuned the next few days as I'll be doing a paintover session on livestream - check my journal for details if you want me to do a paintover of one of your works :)

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valentinfrench Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
RhysGriffiths this is a genre science-fantasy ?

we can SEE THAT there is eletricity in the medieval tavern:) 
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RR-319 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
awesome work friend. looks like my kind of tavern.
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Feath3rFace Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Fantastic artwork
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
:)
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AshantiArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just love the subtle tension with the 3 amigo lookin dudes and the calm waitress pouring drinks.
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KyanoTzoker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if there's 50 others like it. *distant huehue*

Awesome work, I really like it.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Haha that comment gave me a good laugh :D And I'm glad you like it :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing man :D
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Thanks man :)
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PURPLEJACKET444 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow that's great!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Thanks ^^
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BerenyiArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Excellent artwork!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thanks :)
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ImportAutumn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Love this piece Rhys! The wide brim hats are very enigmatic touches! :)
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks! Hehe yes I think they look cool too. Quite happy with the way this one turned out, although I'm sure I can do better next time!
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ImportAutumn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Can't wait to see what you paint next!
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kheng Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely love it! Great sense of atmosphere
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks a lot :) some of your 3D scenes are great by the way dude!
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Jaime-Gmad Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good work, man!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks :)
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DAVIDARR0Y0 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, your work is so freaking epic. I've been following your stuff since before you went FZD and bro... just perfect. Love the feeling, the lighting, the composition, everything. Just sublime!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Hey David, thanks man that's really appreciated! Haha far from perfect I'm sure I can do some much better work in the future :)
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DAVIDARR0Y0 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have no doubt that you most definitely will my friend! All the best!
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freeman952 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
great
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
:)
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Ragewave Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I like how cosy and warm the place is, despite some creepy and mystic visitors here and there.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Great! I'm glad I communicated that ^^ it was tough to design such a place with such creepy characters without making it feel threatening :p
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AlessandraImperio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's truly amazing!!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks !:D
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Ryanator50 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice hats
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
haha thanks
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I took at look at the website for this rpg, it looks very cool, I'm glad I ran into your art for it. 
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
yes there is some really awesome artwork produced for this game already!
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Maruraba Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. I always like the subtle touches that add to the realism while still enhancing the more fantastic aspects in your work. Like, say, the fact that you can just glimpse something through the cracks in the doors and shutters to give you an idea about what's outside.

And then there are the other oddities that give it that otherwordly feel, like the men in the impossibly wide-brimmed hats, the woman eating the whole raw fish to the bones, and the 4-armed bartender just inconspicuously placed in the back. It gives you the sense that you're looking at something real, but then you observe a little closer and go "Oh. That's not normal." And that's awesome.
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Maruraba Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I can appreciate overt fantasy, but sometimes it's really nice to see something that looks realistic and then the fantastic things add an extra surprise to those with a more watchful eye. I'd say you can do both overt and covert because both have their appeal.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Hey! Sorry for the slow reply.
I'm glad you noticed and appreciated those small things :) I sometimes wonder if anyone notices those tiny little details but I think they all contribute to the overall feeling of the piece, even if you don't directly look at them.
And yes, those characters really do tell that this is not the real world. One of the biggest critiques I have of my own work here is that I think I could have pushed that unworldly feeling further, perhaps with the design of the Tavern itself.
Thanks for the nice comment :)
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Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Stuff to get jelly over!

 I think I can make out alot of photos for character things like hands, faces, cloth wrinkles. Are the characters patched together from multiple images or do you take alot of time to find the perfect photo? Are any of these characters entirely painted? Often have a hard time incoporating photos of humans into my pictures, they stand out blatantly, probably because the painted parts are not up to photo quality.

looking forward to your life stream!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Hey Lukas!
Yep I always use photos to help, but I don't use entire photos, because a) it's commercial work and copy pasting someone else's photo in there would get me into a lot of trouble, and b) because I would much prefer to have full control of what the characters are doing.
Some of the characters are almost entirely painted (the hatted characters and the woman eating fish) and some of them I've used small parts of photos in areas where there is a high expectation of detail (usually hands and face). 

If you're having a hard time incorporating photos into your work, it's probably because your lighting is incorrect. It's not about matching the detail level of the photo, it's about painting over the photo so that the lighting matches your existing scene perfectly. That also means the lighting in your scene has to be meticulously accurate. I'll cover that for you when I do your paintover!
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Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That's so much help already, like focusing on hands and faces for where to put the details, you're too kind! Gonna save this reply for later reference :)

I actually just looked at the image I sent you and tried looking for inaccurate lighting. I noticed I poorly communicated that there's another window near the top of the roof ( better view here: fav.me/d8j7m8f ). I wanted it to cast interesting lighting at the supporting beams and items that stand on them for a secondary spot of interest. But looking at it without that knowledge it may as well seem like a weird extension of the light coming from the large windows on the left. I should have chosen a different camera angle to get that information into the picture.

Thanks so much for your time, I feel it helping me alot!
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