Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Ofur and Bimbur

 

 


"The council all knew of Ofur Asni - the monstrous eight-legged mule, rumored to be birthed by Sleipnir's Second Cousin, Heipnir."

-Drew Cochran

More of my illustrations for MUSPELHELL. Firstly we have Ofur, or as I call it: "An awesome opportunity to draw an 8-legged donkey!". I adorned it with some apparel that would fit the aesthetic of the dwarven characters and would be necessary to help haul the mighty iron door. 

And for Bimbur the goal was to make him more adorable than metal. So I had a few different ideas before I decided on this one (as you can see at the end of this post). The symbol on his clothes are the "safe travel bind rune".

Both Ofur and Bimbur are very important characters in the game, and I'm glad I got to work with them.

About the process:

Monday, 28 December 2020

Muspelhell

I am overjoyed to announce Harrowings 03 Muspelhell. Specially because I made the cover for it!
Harrowings volume III is a "A Heavy Metal Dwarven Dungeon Adventure to Steal your Soul!". It is a RPG game design for use with Old School Essentials and compatible with Solo RPG gameplay. Please take a look at the KickStarter page to know more, just click here.

It was amazing to be able to join the team and see first hand what amazing things the writers and creators of the game came  up with. Not only I have made the cover for the book but also you'll find more of my illustrations inside!
 
Let's take a look at the cover:


        About the process:

Monday, 2 November 2020

Inks of October



In October 2020 I too decided to make a daily drawing in ink. The drawings were primarily meens to try out new inking techniques. But as far as subjects go, I wanted to birth stuff I may want to come back and do a watercolor painting of. They are arranged as they are in the sketchbook page:

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Magical Cat [Inktober 2020 ]



   As I mentioned on my Instagram post this motif of drawing a magical cat is a self imposed tradition that started in 2017 with me redrawing a drawing I have made in 2011. Since then every Inktober I have made one magical cat, usually on the 13th. 

   Here are all of them:

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Porcelain Warforged Druid

 

"Firstly you must find... another shrubbery!"
-Knight who says Ni

  This was my first time drawing a warforged character. As someone who primarily played 3rd edition of D&D and homebrew stuff I wasn't too familiar with this race. So after some image search I came to realize that they really have a mechanic feel to their anatomy with only hints of organic figure. Almost like a "fantasy robot". However this character in particular was different because he wasn't supposed to be made out of metal, wood and stone, but porcelain.

  On top of that he was described to be a druid with shape shifting abilities. And specifically with one arm turning into that of a bear! So I imagined him as a human body simulacrum of leather and natural fibers with moving plates of porcelain that can change shape. On his body I added a collection of natural items and flora. The character doesn't need clothes, but I added some fur pieces along with the equipment. I always feel like adventurers should have a random assortment of stuff.

  Overall I really liked the concept for this one. And it was great to work on it!

About the process: