Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Castles & Crusades Isometrics I

I attended Gary Con in February and it was a very good time. I posted before some of the sketches I did during my time there, well now I figured I would post up some of the work that came as a result of my trip. 

I met with +Jeff Talanian who perused my portfolios and he gently nudged me toward +Roy Snyder. Thanks to Roy, I showed my stuff to Castles&Crusades front-man Steve Chenault. Steve really like the Isometrics (Norwind Arms Exchange, Proudfoot & Archer, Roving Eye Tavern) I did for & Magazine. A sweet review is here by OSRToday writer +Jason Paul McCartan

After a few months, Mr. Chenault contacted me and we were working together to create 9 Isometrics for the Lost City of Gaxmoor Kickstarter

I previewed The Black Feathers here in sketch form, and Steve posted it up to the Kickstarter updates page. 

Here is the final results of The Black Feathers Mercenary Villa.

The Black Feathers Villa by Del Teigeler, Mavfire
Copyright Del Teigeler 2015. Licensed by Troll Lord Games 2015.
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This one was one of the bigger isometrics I have done. Two floors, two basements, and a roof profile. It comprises one of the larger villas within the City of Gaxmoor, is the home to a prominent band of mercenaries, and has a multitude of rooms. 

There are bedrooms, an indoor garden, a wine room, several dining rooms, studies, and kitchen. These are only a few of the places of interest within this huge building. 

After talking with +Ernie Gygax I got a better idea of the nature of the Lost City, and went with a pseudo Roman/Greek architecture styling mixed with some of my own creations. 

You will find statuary, plants in vases, various weaponry and other sundry items all sketched in to help the Castle-keeper with his/her tasks. 

I hope you enjoy this one. There will be more, as this was completed several months ago, and I am nearly done with all 9 isometrics on order. 

Thanks for looking, comments always welcome.