This was the last one- and boy was it a doozy! I must have drawn this thing a million times. managed to get what was in my head onto paper in the end though. Much photoshopery required.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
just a teaser of one of the projects I'm working on at the minute. These grad-fills are just for fun by the way- just to show it a little different. This game 'Barbarians of Hellas' is going to be awesome: if you like RPGs and you love Harryhausen movies and Greek myths or epic movies like Troy, this'll be right up your alley.
Will post more when I get it all finished. Which should be soon...
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Here's a load of headshots I did for some new/forthcoming Duty & Honour and Beat to Quaters stuff. Thought I'd share them with you.
There are rumours of some big shiny new stuff on the horizon... once Neil and I can get some spare time to sort it out!
Keep your peepers peeled, but I'll keep you posted.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
I was asked by my now good friend Jeff to do some updated character illustrations for the new edition of his Legends of Steel RPG. In our opening conversation he hit me with the music to my ears:
"I know you usually do historic stuff but this is more high fantasy"
I grew up on high fantasy (and sci-fi) and love drawing it almost as much as fine women and dinosaurs, so I snapped at his offer.
Jeff kindly sent me a PDF of the orginal version so I poured through it and was filled with millions of ideas! The setting is so rich and detailed that I could have done a hundred illustrations for it. I highly suggest that if you like your RPGs and are after a good Conan-esque game, then you get yourself a copy now.
But it was the signature characters he wanted updating first. Luckily there's a character sheet for each one in the book which, as a life-long gamer, makes for the best design brief you could ever get! I know how to read from them and took all the details from their gear and backgrounds to flesh them out. And I really went to town on them! I designed specific weapons and costumes and worked out the cultures of each character. I also put in a few nods to some classic fantasy heroes if you can spot them...
Anyway, here they are in their full glory.