Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dungeon Art

This is a cover illustration that will be used for an adventure called Ruins of the White Watch written Ronald Redmond and soon to be available on Dragonsfoot as a free download.

I did the illustration while my wife Christy did the watercolor. We've been trying out some new techniques to add color to my illustrations. I'm still working out the kinks but I think this is a step in a good direction (I think the line-work came out a bit heavy).

I hope to do some more collaborations with my wife on these projects.

8 comments:

  1. That is awesome!! Nice job and extra props to Christy!

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  2. Yeah, that's a wonderful piece!

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  3. Thanks! I'll pass the kudos on to Christy as well, unless she's actually reading this....

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  4. I think its great! Very atmospheric! I also admire you & your wife's ability to collaborate --- I've always found that very hard (not that I have tried that much).
    I hate to get all nuts-and-boltsy, but what is your process? Do you draw in pencil, then your wife does the color, then you come in later with the ink pen? Just curious.

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  5. Yes, Stefan, that's exactly how we did this one. Christy painted over my pencils which was a bit tricky as I tend to pencil a bit loose. I then inked over the painting, a bit heavy, IMHO. I want to get a softer feel so I may ditch the inks altogether. It's still kind of an experiment.

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  6. Thanks again, and I just did the minor tweaking, Andrew Hamilton did the writing. Great stuff, and great art!

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