An old commander’s last battle

Maybe I’ve played far too many times Baldur’s Gate Shadows of Amn. An old school RPG computer game released in 2000 that got revamped in 2013. Even by todays standard and 3D heavy games, it still rocks! Plus, for someone who suffers from digital motion sickness, it is a relief that there are still cRPG games with a fixed camera out there.

But this isn’t a game review. The game just inspired me to make this piece. I don’t want to post any spoilers here, but BGII players (depending on the NPCs in your party) might remember a rather epic ending for an old paladin. Well, this isn’t fan art: the scene is very different from the epilogue, but the general idea behind the ending got my inspiration going.

For all of you not familiar with the game, I hope you still still enjoy this piece!

An old commander's last battle
An old commander’s last battle

Gnome wizard

It has been too long since my last post, but it was so busy with Spacecats in Space that there was no time left to work on my own projects. So I’m going to make it up by posting my adventuring gnome wizard! Don’t be fooled by his small appearance, he is a formidable wizard and few match his knowledge of the arcane. Assisted by his not-so-brave familiar Mr. Bunny, he wanders the world to find old tomes guarded by witch kings or to battle evil side by side with human warriors and famous heroes.

 

gnome wizard
gnome wizard

The High Council

Wow, time flies! It has been too long since my last blog post. Never knew that the High Council would take me so long to finish, and I’m still quite unhappy about it. The thing is, when spending so long on one piece, you loose your ability to see mistakes. Yet everything I wanted to be in the picture is there: the diffuse dusty light int the back, the King vulture in his regal attire, the menacing throne, the council looking at our ferret knight (still haven’t figured out his name) and keeping their distance … yet … I don’t know. It’s such a struggle sometimes to illustrate the image that is perfect in your mind. They often turn out so flawed in reality.
There is a story in all my ferret illustrations, but hush, it’s still a secret :)

The High Council and the King
The High Council and the King!