Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Random Gamers Guild Work: Common Gha'vial

I am finally back from my vacation and settling in after the Christmas. Hope everyone had a great holiday. I know I did. 

Getting onto the subject at hand. This weeks post is the Common Gha'vial, a race of intelligent crocodile men developed by Matt Hargenrader for his upcoming "Dwellers in the Deep Places" RPG guidebook, to be released sometime in the near future. 

Without further ado. Here is the Common Gha'vial.

Common Gha'Vial, Del Teigeler, Mavfire, Creature, Monster, Aligator man
Copyright Del Teigeler 2014. Licensed to Matt Hargenrader.

There are several iterations of these creatures that I illustrated, in the future I will be posting the Greater Gha'vial, Skeletal Gha'vial, and the Nestling Swarm.

For this type I wanted him to be slightly savage in appearance, adding in tattoos, and tribal markings, as well as primative weapons. I actually think this pose is a nice one for this illustration as well.

The detail work for his scales and "armor" was the most difficult, but I had some success with the Kaprosuchus previously and used alot of the technique i learned there for this guy.

Thanks for looking, comments always welcome. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Old Sketches: Vacation Filler...

I rarely keep any of my artwork on my laptop, and when I went searching for some I found (to my surprise) a few older sketches that I did for & Magazine last year. These were done in pencil and initially only put on my original website, as I had not started this blog yet. 

It seems (looking at these) that I have both come a long way, and lost a bit with my current style. These are in pencil, and I love the amount of detail and shading that can be done in pencil. 

However, I feel that my ink work has improved dramatically, and I personally feel that inked artwork is more "sale-able" meaning if someone is using it for an RPG or book, it looks better, especially if it will be printed on paper. 

I guess with either technique there are trade offs. Anyway, without ado, here are the sketches. 

This first one is called bag of bones, and was used in & Magazine, and as part of an online beastiary as well. Pencil and black colored pencil were used for it. 

This next one is a Chihuahua-sphinx a breed of sphinx and quite nasty. Check out the back issues of & Magazine for both of these. 

Okay, I am going to enjoy the rest of my vacation...two weeks without drawing, and my bones are itching to get back to the drawing table. I have to finish three more pieces for +Jeff Talanian  and his Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea project. 

Then I will be looking forward to working with +Joshua De Santo  on an upcoming project. 

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Random Gamers Guild: Andrewsarchus Plus

This next creature is the Andrewsarchus. Matt Hargenrader needed two versions of this beast, the first and slightly more mundane is presented here.

Copyright Del Teigeler 2014. Licensed to Matt Hargenrader 2014.

The Andrewsarchus once lived during the Eocene Epoch, it is set apart from others like him by his long narrow snout, filled with teeth some of which were flat shaped, perhaps to crush bone. The coloration and the long mane help it to hide among the savanna's of his range.

He is large standing 6 foot at the shoulder and being close to 11 foot long.

The next version is a bit more fanciful, this is a ten legged version, and much more vicious.
Andrewsarchus Del Teigeler Mavfire Creature Monster
Copyright Del Teigeler 2014. Licensed to Matt Hargenrader 2014.

He differs from the first with his wide long snout and jutting teeth. His ten limbs allow him to move very rapidly across flat terrain, and his coloration helps hide him when he is ready to pounce on waiting prey.

I wouldn't want to run up against either of these, and I can only imagine what would happen to a party of characters who chanced across their path.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did drawing them. Special thanks to Matt Hargenrader and the Random Gamers Guild, his project will be announced some time after the first of the year, and he tasked me with illustrating roughly 12 of the creatures in it. Although I have not shown them all here, I will be filling the pages of this lowly blog with their likenesses in the very near future.

I really appreciate those who take their time to look over my artwork. It means a lot, I appreciate all of the page views, and the +'s very much.

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Random Gamers Guild Work: Wide Mouthed Asp

Here are two more commissions for Matt Hargenrader and his "Dwellers in the Deep Places" Monster guide. 

The first is the Wide Mouthed Asp. 

Copyright Del Teigeler 2014. Licensed Matt Hargenrader 2014.

He has heat sensors along his upper jaw line to detect prey, and thick chitinous plating along his back for added protection. 

The second one I will share is the Lesser Ice Drake. 

Copyright Del Teigeler 2014. Licensed Matt Hargenrader 2014.

This dweller in the cold places is in all respects a small dragon like creature. 

I am quite pleased with both of these illustrations. 

I hope you all enjoy them. Thanks for the +'s and comments. 

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Random Gamers Guild Work: Zalinare

While all of these drawings have been done for weeks now, I have been trying to space out posting them so as not to inundate those who only sparsely follow my lowly blog here. +Matt Hargenrader from the tentatively named publishing group Random Gamers Guild is working on a monster book that should be showing up sometime after the first of the year. 

While I still have several illustrations to complete, I will be posting some of the ones that are done and submitted to him. 

The Zalinare is one of them. 

Copyright Del Teigeler 2014. Licenesed to Matt Hargenrader.

I went with a light flowing style for this guy, and kept the inking to a minimum which I think gives him that airy feel. These creatures live in trees and have the ability to glide from limb to limb, and I definitely wanted to represent that aspect of the creature. 

They are also semi intelligent and use tools, minor weapons and clothing. So I kept his trappings light, with just a skirt/loincloth and a bone handled dagger. 

Interesting creature, and one I particularly enjoyed drawing. 

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome.