Nora TrollBleeder

Sorry for not posting in a while! It's been a little crazy, I left my old job and started a new one and I'm juggling multiple Dungeons and Dragons games, and the general chaos of life.

But that doesn't mean I don't have new art share. Here is Nora Trollbleeder, dwarf cleric of the forge. She is definitely a character I would like to play in D&D, I just don't get to be a player as much as I would like to. Any way. quick insight into her character. She works as a smith with divine gift from the dwarven god of craft, where she forges some of the best weapons in the empire. But left her forge to help in the front lines when her brother is slain by a troll and vows to kill it herself. 

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Igor Warren, Night Maggot Rogue

Having last week off from my full time job I was able to spend time not just finishing the Parade of Wisps illustration but also color this illustration as well. 

While I feel that my digital skills have grown in the past year, I still have a ways to go in my speed. Its a great amount of experimenting before I get a final result that I am pleased with. I am starting to dungeon master a game for my friends and can imagine this character showing up in their adventures. 

Dwarf Rogue Enforcer

I sketch a lot and most of what lives in my sketchbook never becomes anything. Recently as a warm up before working on drawings, I've been rolling (an 8 sided die) to create random character concepts so I don't just draw gnomes and goblins. So far the project has gotten me to do more research into heavy armor, which I am not skilled at drawing. Along with cross bows which require a good amount of time to get the perspective and mechanics correct. 

Here is the first drawing I've created using the random dice created character, a dwarf rogue enforcer for the Night Maggots Igor Warren.

Dwarf in the Dungeon

With comic con over and Illuxcon next week, I've been sorting through drawings to bring to the showcase on Friday and Saturday. I realized I have a few drawings that I never shared. One of which is a character illustration inspired by classic Dungeons and Dragons. I love the art from Advance Dungeons and Dragons, its weird, diverse, and crude (in a good way). And I like to flip threw the old manuals for inspiration for my own fantasy illustrations. One of which inspired this drawing.

King ThunderbEard

Recently I have started reading 'War of the Dwarves' by Markus Heitz, the second in the series of Dwarves. Inspired by the books I drew a portrait of a Dwarf King. It started out as a small sketch after reading one night, got lost under a pile of paper, then reemerged a few weeks later to become a finished drawing.

The design was inspired by a drawing I did a few years back of a dwarf Lord Thunderbeard. No longer of Lord, now a king