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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 …

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Illustration for Red Markets – a game by Caleb stokes

 

And of course, you can’t have a horror game without crawling through zombie infested sewers.

Caught red handed
Caught red handed

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!

New artwork for the Shadow of the Demon Lord

Here are some new paintings I did for expansions of “The Shadow of the Demon Lord”, a RPG game by Schwalb Entertainment llc.

 

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Clockwork Centaur – Ghosts in Machines- © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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Vine and Willow – © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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Sons of Winter – A Glorious Death – © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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Albino Jotuns – A Glorious Death – © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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Masked Mistress – City of Death © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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A Case of Consumption – © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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Power in a Name – © Schwalb Entertainment llc
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Ghosts in Machine – © Schwalb Entertainment llc

 

The Red Market Kickstarter Campaign has launched!

In less than 2 hours and 20 minutes, Red Markets Kickstarter reached its initial funding goal! Hurrah for Caleb!
Lets go for the stretch goals now and make this game even more awesome!

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Red Markets – economic zombie horror

New to Red Markets? It’s about the end of the world, about zombies, horror, survival and the eternal question: how are you going to pay your rent while everything around you is falling apart.

You can get a taste and follow the full play test campaign on RPPR “THE BRUTALISTS”: run by the author and game designer himself or read his Blog.

Beside the cover, here is some artwork I did that’s featured in the rulebook:

Veteran Taker
Veteran Taker
Breakdown
Breakdown
Bitten!
Bitten

Who said pen&paper RPG was dead? If that was ever the case, Caleb Stokes resurrected the genre in 2 hours.

When in doubt, just use a disintegration spell

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.

See you next year!

Disintegration spells are awesome!
Disintegration spells are awesome!