The Scion of Spring

New fantasy art today: The Scion of Spring. This is the King of Spring with his young apprentice. The full story is on Nevermet Press, but basically this concept is about a forest overrun with cold, and the only way to end the winter is with the help of these two.

The Scion of Spring

The Scion of Spring

New Nevermet Press Art

I’ve been continuing the artwork for Nevermet Press this past week and then some, but I haven’t had a chance to post anything until now. These went live on the website a few days ago, but anyway here they are. (I decided to do color for these this time, though on the site they ended up monochrome. Oh well.)

The first one is called The Bastion of the Hidden Kingdom. It’s basically a haunted manor in the city-state of Corwyn (from my previous post). You can read more of it’s description on its website.

Bastion of the Hidden Kingdom

Bastion of the Hidden Kingdom

Next is a character named Scar, a kind of undead guy with a revenge thing going. Again, it probably makes more sense attached to the story.

Soul's End

Soul's End

I’m working on 3 more pictures for Nevermet Press at the moment, so I’ll be able to post them as soon as I finish. It’s a pretty cool project, and it’s starting to pick up in popularity. Hopefully I’m doing my part well enough.

The City State of Corwyn

I’ve gotten back to doing some fantasy artwork recently, and I ended up getting involved with a new publisher called Nevermet Press. They’re publishing system non-specific RPG products, and I’m one of the artists producing some work for them. It’s fun, and my first piece went up today at this site. You can read the story behind the picture there.

City State of Corwyn

The City State of Corwyn

Hobo Dwarf

I felt like drawing a dwarf. And I thought I would do more than just doodle, so I decided to change this Norman Rockwell painting into a dwarf. Instead of a dog, there’s a dragon-like thing. Instead of a newspaper, he has a treasure map, and instead of a satchel he has a bag of treasure. Oh, and of course he’s cooking raw meat instead of sausages. Good ol’ dwarfs! If I have time later I may paint it as well.

Hobo Dwarf

Hobo Dwarf

Rockwell's original

Rockwell's original

Obey the Octopus

I’ve been in the mood to do something Cthulhu-esque recently. That, and I’ve been in the mood to resume doing some fantasy pieces too. Anyway, this is supposed to be an octopus-woman-creature doing the bidding of her octopus master. There’s no real story behind it, other than wanting to draw octopuses.

Obey the Octopus

Obey the Octopus

Hanamachi (The Geisha)

It’s been a long time since I made a new chicken. Too long, in fact. So it was necessary that one of my first paintings since quitting must be a chicken. Actually, I painted this last week but it’s taken this long to dry. I’m entering it into an art content this weekend, so I was able to finish it just in time. Anyway, here is the next in the Chickens of the World series: Hanamachi (The Geisha).

Hanamachi

Hanamachi (The Geisha)

Wedding Images

I mentioned how last month I was furiously working away on the wedding invitations. After making and sending them all I realized I didn’t make an extra for us to keep, or at least to scan… but I do have the digital files of the images. They look OK on the screen, I think, but they were really intended to be printed on Japanese paper, so the effect isn’t quite the same. On the rough, handmade paper with tons of little fibers and pigments in it, the pictures looked really nice, I think. But here it is anyway just to show:

Irises

Irises

The irises were printed in the corner of the envelope, which had a dyed gradient across it.

Otaki Shrine

Otaki Shrine

This was the main invitation. It’s very dark because it was printed to go underneath a piece of vellum-like washi which had the text and information on it; it was sort of a backdrop piece. Anyway, this is the big, ancient shrine in the mountains where we will be married.

Pi-chan

Pi-chan

It’s Pi-chan, of course! She was printed on the RSVP return postcards.

Anyway, these images don’t really do justice to the whole piece, which turned out to have a very cool handmade wedding feel to it. I’m really happy with how it turned out.