Fantasy Art

Fantasy art – monsters, ghouls, goblins, barbarians, damsels.

Fantasy art is a heady mix of wizardry and axe-wielding mayhem. I love playing board games, so created a series of images that I could send as submission artwork samples to game companies around the world. Based on the typical Lord of the Rings and Games Workshop Warhammer themes, I rolled with punches and came up with a selection of fantasy art creatures and scenarios that I thought would whet the appetite of publishers everywhere.

Issue 6 of Wormskin D&D Magazine.

An illustration of “Mother” with her collection of GingerBread Men. As you can probably tell, she only ‘looks’ friendly.

Mother - Wormskin Dungeons and Dragons magazine illustration.

Mother – Wormskin Dungeons and Dragons magazine illustration.

Is that a monster in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Mixing styles to include a bit of cartoon stuff with a lot of cross-hatching, I figured this would woo any potential clients no problem. I mean, who wouldn’t want a giant elephant-faced demon rising out of a stoned looking wizard’s hand as an illustration for their new rule book detailing level 15-22 spells?

 

Casino Boat Owner - Dungeons and Dragons digital painting

Casino Boat Owner – Dungeons and Dragons digital painting

 

Casino Boat Owner

The slithery boss man of a river-boat casino that plys it’s trade throughout the DolmenWood backwaters.

 

Stilt Squid Fishermen

Hulking squid that live on wooden platforms and stilt-walk across the DolmenWood mudflats with their fisherman mahoots.

 

Singing Aspen

Soporific chants from the collective voices of whispering Aspen entice the sleepy and unwary into their boughs before receding with their captives into a network of root tunnels under the DolmenWood.

 

Forest Clam

Hermit-crab like lurkers waiting in the middle of dewy glens to snap tight closed on wandering passers by in DolmenWood.

 

Nana Shubb

Nana Shubb

 

Conjuring wizard manifesting cthulhu style demon.

Conjuring wizard manifesting cthulhu style demon.


Or for that matter, a monster’s compendium or bestiary? Honestly, it wouldn’t be complete without a Rambo’esque character with a turtle-like back pack on would it?

 

Lumpy-backed barbarian monster-person.

Lumpy-backed barbarian monster-person.


Swit! Remember – you can look but you can’t touch!  Otherwise this could very easily happen.  And would would happen to your level 18 elven thief then?

Getting hewn in two with a big sword. So close to the treasure - yet so far.

Getting hewn in two with a big sword. So close to the treasure – yet so far.


This could also happen – POP!

BURST!

BURST!


Luckily there’s always a tusked nomad around when you need to get the heck outta there ASAP. Phew, thank goodness for that.

Tusked beasty with a passenger on board.

Tusked beasty with a passenger on board.


Who knows what lurks in the shadows. There’s a valid argument to not lighting the way to find out. Just in case….

Goblin lighting the way in the dark of a fantasy world.

Goblin lighting the way in the dark of a fantasy world.

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