Friday, December 26, 2008

Shroud magazine #5 Hiram Grange

Sometime ago I mention that issue #5 of Shroud magazine would be all about Hiram Grange with profiles of the authors and myself. I thought that I would give you a little preview of the cover. I deliberately constructed the composition so that it could stand alone, just in case I ran out of time. However if I have time I intend to add a cast of nefarious characters from the books coming out of the darkness behind him.

I am currently getting materials together to submit to spectrum 16. This will be the first year I have submitted my work for consideration. I was tempted to send some of my Hiram Grange images, but I thought that I would wait until next year when all the illustrations where done and send them as a series (I have two books left to do in the series). I have found my work on the stories to be some of the most enjoyable projects of the year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wrath of the River King

I have some art to share. This is a set of images I did for the upcoming Wrath of the River king. Wrath of the River King is a 4th Edition D&D adventure project published by Kobold Quarterly. The above image is for the cover and these two are interior illustrations.

I tried something a little different on these images. Usually my images rely on line art in defining figures and features rather then using high lights and shadow-- It's a bit of a crutch. With these images I used very little line are in the final images. I am pretty pleased with the results.... particularly the dragon image.