I thought it would be nice to think up some characters and write down their backstories. Here goes the first one: The General of the High kingdom, Aodhan of Bergen.
With his towering height and broad shoulders, the General of the High Kingdom commands respect from friend and foe. Recruited during the 50 year civil war, he has served in the army since he was barely grown out of cubhood. He fought his way up the ranks displaying exceptional bravery and strength. Soon his name was feared among his enemies and praised by his commanding officers. Tinnagon Hargammar, the current King, granted him the rank of general for his loyalty and military achievements: it was thanks to his strategic insight that the final battle was won and the civil war brought to an end. He is not much of an politician and prefers wielding the sword on a battlefield over twisting words and devious rhetorics in Parliament. A commoner by birth, the nobility despises him as much as they fear him. His conflicts with the old nobel elite are often the reason for quarrels with the King. While he is ruthless and known for merciless deeds against his foes, he is respected by his men. The Captain of the Bear guard, Gunnarr Cunarson, is his main rival.
Starting this year with a Red Markets update.
It has been crazy busy making content for Red Markets, the economic zombie apocalypse RPG game by Caleb Stokes. So I wanted to share some works I did for this particular project.
Here is one of my favourites: the salesman. Apparently, selling zombie heads is a fruitful business …
And of course, you can’t have a horror game without crawling through zombie infested sewers.
Because of my hectic schedule, I sadly have no new updates for my Legends of Ceredyn work to share with you, but I really hope to start on some more Ceredyn artwork later this year!
Finished this illustration just before 2015 ends! I really had a long hard fight with this one, since I had to get a lot of information and detail on a limited, portrait oriented canvas. To get ruins of a huge temple, an enormous monster and an adventuring party fighting said monster in a sinkhole in a vertical composition and in one painting was a gruesome battle on its own. If that wasn’t enough, the blast of the spell caster created the annoying effect of flattening everything. So I had to juggle a lot of problems at the same time: depth, different and conflicting light sources and their shadows, design and poses of the characters, multiple focal points…
If I had the time and the courage, I would redo the whole painting on a landscape oriented canvas. Also, a weird thing is going on with the colors and different devices (like tablet vs smartphone vs computer display). For some reason, lot of the blueish and greenish colors are lost, even on this blog. There is a difference with what I see as I type my text and the preview. So if you want to see the best image of this illustrations you can go to my website.