Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Vale of the Inner Sun

Last month (August) a new article in Dragon magazine #414, The Vale of the Inner Sun, went up on the Dungeons & Dragon website and I contributed a piece to the article! I have never been quite about my dislike of Elves, so when I had a chance to mutate one into a Foulspawn I was super exccited! Here is how the piece turned out...

The Inner Sun
© 2012 Wizards of the Coast

This piece is depicts some of the potential horrors that could arise from earthquakes deep underground as they release the foul creatures below. Or I am completely wrong since I have not had a chance to read the article. All I know is there are underground earthquakes and mutated Elf Foulspawn monsters coming out of caves... and they most likely will say 'RAWR'. When I am assigned to create a new mutated Elf monster covered in blood and standing in front of a cave apparently the first place my mind goes is... MAGENTA. When I do process post for this piece you will get to see all the magenta goodness and how I fixed it. It really did seem like a good idea at the time... but I am getting ahead of myself... Check back in the coming weeks to see what the heck I am blathering about! As always, I would like to thank Kate Irwin for involving me on this project and for her art direction ...and for being patient with my color choices!

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

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1 comment:

  1. Sure, he looks bloody and intimidating, but I can't help but imagine it is because the stairways to the depths are very slippery and quite jagged.