Nazi Temple of Doom on Smithsonian and a Harryhausen documentary followed by a Sinbad triple-feature.
I just finished watching the Harryhausen documentary with everyone from Guillermo Del Toro to John Landis discussing the man’s influence on the industry.
Missing was Harryhausen’s influence on Eric Holmes’s Basic D&D. Fortunately, you can read about it here: http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/2013/05/holmes-harryhausen-tribute.html
Finally a new character portrait! This is Evan Palmer’s D&D character Glen the Magnificent.
Glen started out as a swindler merely posing as a wizard, but ended up getting crossed with a goblin shaman, resulting in Glen receiving magic powers, pointy ears and a delightful greenish hue.
This was my first attempt at drawing on a tablet. My awesome friends chipped in to buy me one to encourage my arty endeavours and I hope I’m doing them proud. The Tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the program is called Sketchbook Pro for Tablets. Both have been pretty excellent so far!
(I wanted to add hyperlinks to this post but can’t figure out how on this app - if anyone knows how, let me know!)
This must become the bookplate in my military history books.
Roll XX: Double Damage is a book of random tables for fantasy role-playing games. Packed with adventure seeds, dungeon encounters, NPCs, magic items, treasure, and locations, Roll XX features 20 questions and 450 answers.
It also includes an ugly-as-sin monster generator in the back with over 10,000,000,000 murderous combinations.
And best of all … it’s free until midnight.
“A mercenary guild of extreme specialization, the Waspslingers breed a cornucopia of especially venomous and aggressive wasps (with rare eccentrics instead utilizing bees!). From these wasps they extract and refine certain pheromones.
Waspslingers are distinct by their unusual weapon, the Wasp Rifle. This gun has a long, thin barrel and the stock consists of a brass air chamber, with an attached pump, and there is also an under-barrel device that consists of a pointed, finned canister mounted on a heavy, compressed spring.
The air rifle is used to fire a small pellet, which is breech loaded, that contains concentrated wasp attack pheromones. The under-barrel aerodynamic canister is than launched, propelled by the heavy spring, and shatters upon impact with any moderately firm surface releasing it’s tightly packed payload of especially venomous wasps, which have been conditioned to attack those bearing the attack pheromones.”
Voilà. This here is what’s known as a ‘Forest Fighter.’ These beings patrol the borders of hazardous/carnivorous forests, spraying fire along the ground using a fancy-fire stick-flame-thrower thing to keep dangerous flora from expanding into towns and villages. They must wear special masks to ward off harmful spores and fumes, and carry diamond sabers just in case they need to hack away at rogue vines or roots. I used some old WW2 gas mask photo references, as well as some ideas from the #Miyazaki movie #Nausicca, I also took the style of his coat from photos of Civil War infantry. #acrylic #art #ink #illustration #fun #fire #character #concept #blackandwhite
“At first glance those that utilize a Destier could easily be mistaken for a centaur with the equine portion of their anatomy clad in advanced, heavy, articulated plate armor. Closer examination would reveal that the horse part of the body is actually robotic, which may lead one to the misapprehension that they are observing some variety of cyborg.
In actuality the quadrupedal robot section is a specialized mode of conveyance, consisting of a heavily armored mechanism in the form of a heavy war horse, but instead of there being a neck or head there is instead a cavity designed to accommodate the legs and below-waist body of a human-like being. The legs of the user operate as a set of waldoes that maneuver the legs of the Destier, allowing one to, with sufficient practice, “drive” the Destier about as if it were a mount.
Destiers have the capabilities of a heavy war mount, with the speed and agility of a light mount, and are powered by Radiation Crystals. They are a creation of the Ancients, and are quite rare, with all known examples being valued heirlooms of certain Armiger houses (especially those of the highest standings). Such Armigers use their Destiers in important battles, usually to devastating effect.”
—Blair Fitzpatrick of http://planetalgol.blogspot. com fame
A weathered Tripod of the Ancients lumbering through the waste-lands and hunting mutant dino meat for dinner. Another peaceful evening on Planet Algol…
Hobo symbols! Fascinating stuff from http://dangerousminds.net/comments/a_guide_to_hobo_symbols
cliomancer’s half-orc character tecuani!! this is my favourite commission i have done so far, really neat character, really cool design.
i’ll post everyone’s—if they want me to—when i finish them all but i’m waiting on some commissioners atm so i figured i’d remind you that i can beat up your character too for the low low price of 20$ (or just draw them, like, in general) and there are a few spots left since somebody had to drop