Saturday, September 27, 2008

Róak-Aradûn

My brother and I decided to try our hand at entrepreneurship and are making a Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition supplement book. If you're into D&D and want to try an experimental online gaming forum, check out the website at www.roak-aradun.com. Email my brother Aaron for if you want to be a part of it.

Róak-Aradûn, in my opinion, is the epitome of what role-playing should be. My brother is a genius at it, and truly loves the wholesome benefits of role-playing--a creative pasttime that in my opinion is exceedingly valuable and can be very, very entertaining. I played D&D extensively in high school, and while I eventually realized my true passion was drawing and writing, I will never doubt that the talents I have largely came from being involved in role-playing as a youth. If you don't know what old school paper and pencil role-playing is then you should look into it. It's probably on Wikipedia.

I have been doing a lot of artwork for it the last couple weeks. Some of it I am pleased with and some of it I'm really not, but here is the better stuff. As usual nothing is finished.

I hope that with publication the goal I will have enough of a sharpening stone to encourage me to get competitive in the art world...but with Caveman on my shoulders (I will finish it I tell you!!!) I can only pray that my art will improve enough in the time that I have.



A silhouette study of the city skyline.









A lighting study. Hence, try to look at the colors more than anything else.







A dragon.




















A character thumbnail for the forum.













The silent forest.




















A character thumbnail for the forum.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Caveman Animatic

video

So the forever-long caveman project I've been working on finally has somewhat of a face.  Please comment on it if you have an opinion.  Many people have had a hand in this project, providing ideas, comments, and encouragement.  I will do credits when it's finished and name everyone.  Thanks ya'll!