Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Art - Heroes of the Temple of Elemental Evil

After spending seven years delving into the Temple of Elemental Evil with my friend Dan I decided to put together a little book.  The book included the most up to date character sheets, maps, a company charter for the Iron Woods Adventuring Company as well as little pictures that I drew of each character.

I took those character drawings, colored them in Photoshop and threw in the cover image from the ToEE in the background to create this AMAZING (said sarcastically) piece of art. 

These are the characters that survived the Temple.  They are (from left to right);

Rahan, elven thief
Vallon, human fighter
Jess, human cleric of Mayaheine
Marhev, human fighter
Kayla, human wizard

I'll probably post the whole book I put together at some point, I just thought this would be fun to share!

Friday, January 29, 2016

New Art - Aelfric, Saxon Warrior

Meet Aelfric, Saxon Warrior from the 7th century!  The overall figure is based on a Romeo Models 54mm Saxon Warrior with changes to the head and color scheme.  Again this was done in pen and ink on Bristol board and scanned and colored in Photoshop.  Next up will be a Viking Raider!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Art - Odin's Fury

Here's a piece I did this weekend while snowed in with no place to go!  I wanted to try and make something with an almost woodblock cut feel to.  Again its pen and ink on bristol board, scanned and cleaned up in Photoshop.  

I have also started working on my Saxon Warrior piece, I'll be posting more soon!  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Art - Nerovens de Wylye, Breton Knight

Heya folks,

Here's my latest piece!  This is Nerovens de Wylye, Breton Knight and godless pagan.  The pose is based off a photograph that I found online.  His heraldry was actually designed in a program called Coat of Arms Design Studio, the full program is available for download for a few bucks but they also have a web based version that is free, its pretty cool so go check it out!  Heraldographer

This piece was also drawn on bristol board with pen and ink and then colored in Photoshop, here are a few of the steps:

Pencil block in.
Pencil refinement.
First pass with the pen and ink.
Shading done and ready for scan!
I also made a character sheet for him in Pendragon, check it out below!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Art - Cyfan y Arth, Breton Knight

Heya folks,

Here's a new piece of art from me this week!  This is Cynfan y Arth (the Bear), Breton Knight and all around badass.  I actually made this piece to accompany a character I made for the Pendragon RPG, I'll post his character sheet below.

The pose is based on an Angus McBride illustration of a Breton Knight.  I changed the shield, sword, face, added a beard and dagger.  It was done in pen and ink on Bristol board and then scanned into Photoshop and colored.  I struggled with the color profile, once I was done I tried to save it but the colors were wayyyyy off.  I had to go back and change the color profile for my monitor to get things to gel.

More after the break!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Art - The Watcher in the Dark

The Watcher in the Dark
This is a pen and ink piece I created today, inspired heavily by Stefan Poag's artwork.  I am really focusing my spare time on my art and am participating in several online drawing programs.  I really need to learn how to draw the human body, my people are always stick figures!!  I find that emulating an artist that I like and using their work as a guide helps immensely, I have so much to learn!

Anyway, you can see some of my other work at my Deviant Art page.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year from The Drunk Umber Hulk!

I hope all of my fellow nerds and geeks out there have a happy and productive New Year.  I wish you all the best and hope that you play many many games this year!