Archive for the ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Category

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Gateway to a New Era. The Wizard stands guard to the gateway of the dawn of a new era of as the Three Moons of Destiny align in the heavens above.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With this drawing I have competed what I set out a year ago to do, drawing something every single day of 2011 and with this drawing I accomplished that feat without fail!!! It’s been a long and rough road to get here, especially with life that tends to get in the way and being sick from time to time, but no matter the obstacle, I overcame all those challenges to get a drawing done and uploaded to hold me accountable. Although I still have a ways to go to achieve the status of a professional Fantasy artist, I now have this tomb of work to show I can meet a challenge. I also feel I have improved greatly from where I started and my speed at drawing is amazing! Throughout 2012, I will still be drawing, but at a slower pace and working on one piece for much longer than 30 minutes – 3 hours as was done with every drawing in this project, with the exception of a painting or two.

Regarding how it felt to do this crazy project, the first two months I was excited and couldn’t wait to draw something everyday. The possibilities were endless as nothing came before. However, as the days stretched into months, the volume of my work increased and I found little themes to keep me going through the dry time. The last three months were mostly hell, with me wishing most the time I never had started this project. Just imagine, you can not sleep no matter how tired you are, until you have completed a drawing and uploaded. The drawing became easier as I went and trying to decide what I would draw took the longest. Sometimes I would pass out after getting home from work and set my alarm to wake up and draw something before midnight, which happened a few times. All in all, I’m glad to be done with this project and look forward to starting up a new original animated cartoon series in 2012 with 12 (22 minute) episodes for season 1.

Happy New Year 2012 everyone!!!!!

Santa & Coal. Santa with his Bag of Holding and Everlasting Torch to light the way. Perched upon his shoulder is is trusted pet dragon Coal. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Mind Flayer. These monstrous humanoid aberrations are empowered with psionic powers. They believe themselves to be the dominant species of the multiverse.

The year was 1985, I was 12 at the time and into model rockets. The hobby store that I went to had a mixture of gaming and hobby items. I had just checked out some awesome model rocket kits and one with a camera built into the nose cone that would take a series of photos as it fell back to earth. On my way to leave the store along the same wall, I passed these strange fantasy metal figures. Curious, I asked the store owner what they were for. He informed me that you painted them and could use them to play the RPG Dungeons & Dragons.

Fascinated, I began looking at the cover art of the books and manuals and was drawn in instantly. A few weeks later for my 13th birthday when asked what I wanted I told my dad I wanted a few minis and books to get started playing AD&D 1st Ed. He took me to the hobby store and with the owner’s help bought me a 3 adventurer mini pack, 2 pack set of RPG dice, the Dungeon Master’s guide, Player’s Handbook, Monster Manuel, Character Sheets and one module “UK5: Eye of the Serpent”. Needless to say, the years that followed were some of the best in my life as I DM’ed for everyone else in the neighborhood.

*Listed above on the left is one of my very first RPG minitures. On the right is the first RPG miniture I created out of solder using a soldering iron. (not recommended)

My first set of RPG Dice as mentioned in the story above. I still have them and still use them!

Random Dungeon Room #4. Guard  Room entrance to the jail block of the dungeon.

Beholder – “How you doin?”

Harknor the Dwarf, is an old warrior who has seen many a battle. He is known for using the same old battle axe time and time again and use the same basic armor regardless the weather. Some say he has just grown into his suit of armor and can’t get out so he keeps it that way. Might also shed light on why the old dwarf stinks every time he comes to town.

Entrance to the Dark Forest Dungeon. Deep within the Dark Forest, if you make it that far, you will come across a plain mound of earth in the ground with two mounted torches. The torches always seem to be lit, maybe fairy folk keep them that way? Anyways, behold! Here is where a rare glimpse to the entrance of the Dark Forest Dungeon.

To Catch a Toad Demon. This fighter is attempting to lure a Demon Toad close enough to snatch. Back in town there is a high price paid for the hide of these creatures. Their favorite food, flies.