Archive for the 'Fantasy' Category

Post 27

January 30, 2009

Happy Friday Internet,

  Oh… My… God… It’s an actual SKETCH!!!  That’s right, this week I decided to stop myself at a point where a normal person might loosely be able to call this a sketch.(*Guilty Pause*)  Ok fine, it’s finished pencils for an illustration.  I’ve had multiple comments from my friends at the studio about the subjective “sketchiness” of the illustrations I often do for the blog. *Cough* *Cough* Colleen Coover * Cough* * Cough*  My philosophy when starting this blog was mostly that these were to be illustrations or drawings I do for myself or about projects and things I enjoy.  If I often go overboard, it is out of pure enjoyment.

This week however I decided it might be nice to show my art in a slightly less finished form.  The subject matter this week is about as nerdy as it gets. A couple months ago I  retired a D&D character of mine, due to my DM having to move to the midwest. This week, I decided that I would do a final sketch of  him as a sort of send off. So… this image is how I would imagine he would want to be remembered. Looking manly with a big sword… and magic… and a cool set of armoroh yeah and some scantily clad damsels in distress.(Right about now is the part where I  cringe as the world screams NERD!!! in unison.) 

aidencommisionAiden Harlock Fighter 1/ Warmage 8… We hardly knew ye…

P.S. If you would like to check out more illustrations and character drawings from that game you can check out THIS BLOG. The upshot to gaming with a bunch of cartoonists is that you get some nice Geeky fan art.

Till Next week

-Rich

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Post 26

January 23, 2009

Hey Internet land,

  This week I decided to switch up my method a bit and do a watercolor illustration. The subject matter came from The Terry Pratchett novels having to do with the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. Specifically I’m giving you my mental images of Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson, and Sergeant Delphine Angua von Uberwald. Like a lot of cartoonists I know, I am constantly listening to books on tape while I work. More often than not lately, it’s been a Discworld novel I’m listening to. I really enjoy Pratchett’s sense of satire and following the progression of his characters. I can’t readily think of any other writer who could handle  literally  an entire universe full of  characters with interdependent story-lines without having it all go completely wahoony shaped. 

carrotangua_paintSee you next Friday-

-Rich

Post 20

October 30, 2008

Hey Everybody,

  Happy Halloween!!!!! This week it was a little hard to decide what to do. It’s Halloween, so I wanted to do something along that theme. I also wanted to let everyone know that, not only is the first chapter of “The Ravens’ Gambit” ( The creator owned project I’m doing with fellow cartoonist Susan Tardif ) completed, BUT, it is also up on the web. Thats right, the entire first chapter is up and available to be read on its own brand spankin’ new website  www.Ravensgambit.com . In the end I decided to mix the two themes together and dress the main characters of Ravens’ in some fun Halloween attire . 

(Check out the website and get the lowdown on all the characters in their normal habitat.)

  Enjoy your candy everybody!

-Rich

Post 17

October 16, 2008

Hey everybody,

  this week I decided to do a illustration of the Player Characters from the small 4E D&D game I’m running in my “spare” time. You see here a Dragonborn Fighter, a Tiefling Rogue, and a Half-elf Warlord. This is my very first campaign in the role as DM and also my first experiences with the 4th Edition of D&D. I have to say I really enjoy some of the new systems and themes of the game and I would highly recommend 4th Edition for DM’s in particular. In any case I hope you all enjoy the illustration.

-Rich