Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dungeons & Dragons - Princes of the Apocalypse

Last year I made the decision to begin working traditionally for my client work. The switch came in July/August and Dungeons & Dragons - Princes of the Apocalypse was the first project that I worked on. In some ways I find it very fitting that the first project was to be a D&D project. Princes of the Apocalypse with produced with Sasquatch Games Studio in coordination with WotC and it was a really fun to work on. I contributed two pieces to the book, one has an aquatic troll (RAWR!) and the other has a fire breathing minotaur (RAWR!)...

Scrag Attack
Dungeons & Dragons - Princes of the Apocalypse
  6.5 x 16 - Acrylic, pencil, and gouache on board
Original - SOLD
© 2015 Wizards of the Coast

Emberhorn Minotaur
Dungeons & Dragons - Princes of the Apocalypse
  12 x 9 - Acrylic, pencil, and gouache on board
© 2015 Wizards of the Coast

Since these were my first paintings since deciding to go traditional AND these paintings were for D&D it was a *little* stressful at times. The stakes were high and I was just a little concerned I might not be making the best choice. In the end the paintings got done, my wife did not murder me, and they are in the book (thanks wife and Aaron!). These are not perfect, but they are a really good start and I think each painting since has been better and better. I have a lot to learn, but that IS the point of all this. Growth, advancement, learning new things. I will have more to say about both of these in the new future when I share the process that went into making these.

Here is a look at how the pieces appeared in the book, there was a little cropping, but they turned out great in my opinion...

Traditionally painted D&D paintings in handy dandy book form!

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

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  1. What do you mean by "working traditionally"? Do you using physical paint instead of digital?

    1. Yes, I am now using paint rather then a computer to create my paintings.