Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons - The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

The newest Dungeons & Dragons supplement, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, was released yesterday, and I was lucky enough to have contributed a piece to it. For this book, I was asked to illustrate a goblin whose head is a caramel-covered apple named Chucklehead. Chucklehead was already designed for me, but I got to flesh the character out and breathe a little life into him. This was one of two D&D projects I was working on at the same time earlier this year. I ended up with more pieces on the other project and only one for The Wild Beyond the Witchlight. If I had known how amazing this book would be, I would have taken more on, but alas, my only contribution will be Chucklehead, and to be honest, if I was to only paint on monster for this book, I am glad it is Chucklehead. Here is a look at the final painting for Chucklehead.

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight
11 x 14 - Digital
Art Director - Kate Irwin
© 2021 Wizards of the Coast LLC

As with all my D&D pieces, even though the final is digital, there is an original drawing available. A keen eye will notice some changes between the drawing being approved and the illustration being completed. I will go over those changes and why they happen in the coming weeks when I share the process and steps for this painting. I will also share all of the thumbnails and the alternate directions I wanted to take this piece. Here is the drawing for Chucklehead.

Chucklehead  - Drawing
The Wild Beyond the Witchlight
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper
Art Director - Kate Irwin
© 2021 Wizards of the Coast LLC

Lastly, here is a look at Chucklehead in the book. It printed beautifully and looks so good with the texture and patterns that they added behind him. A miniature for Chucklehead is already works and should be out sometime in October. When I get my hands on one, I will be sure to share it here!

Chucklehead in book form!

That is all of another exciting Wednesday on the blog. See you back here on Friday! Until then...

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