Sunday, January 31, 2016

Port Greely Lobstermen for AS&SH (WIP shots)

After the Hyperborea Kickstarter Three Pack we took a bit of a breath and then dove deep into Mystery at Port Greely for +Jeff Talanian Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Game. 

I will be assisting the excellent Peter Mullen in the interior artwork for this H.P. Lovecraft inspired adventure module that will probably be finished up by mid to late February early March.

I am tapped to illustrate a Lighthouse, a Tavern Scene and this the first illustration of some Lobstermen on the Port Greely docks for the city part of the adventure and several more for the dungeon portion. It should be a rousing fun time. 

Here is the roughs, and the final further down. 

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I drew this first guy out roughly and shipped it to Jeff for confirmation. I really wanted that sort of mysterious feel to him, and suspicion painted upon his face as if he knows that whomever comes by way of the sea does not belong there. 

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After that I added a second figure (later to be moved backward in the scene). They both have lobster pots over their shoulders. 

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Here everything is transferred to the final brisol board in this case it is a whopping 11x17.  I also laid out the docks and several buildings in the background. 

Then came the inks.  

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I like to block out the larger areas of black with a flat brush and india ink...I think it is speedball, but I also add rapidiograph black into to it to keep it filled. Makes a nice black that is permanent, takes erasing very well, and it doesn't react with the alcohol based markers I typically use. 

Most artists will shade out the blacks and dark areas in pencil, but I have yet to get the feel for it, and actually like the way the inks lay over bristol without lead (graphite) on it. 

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A bit more detail to the wooden planks, rope and a large frog. Started to ink in the sea-wall as well. I used a bit of white-out (white paint) for the water effect here as well. 

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Our second Lobsterman is inked in and work continues on the stones of the roadway. 

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And the final image. I would normally move to greys here, but after talking with Jeff, we both rather liked it as a black and white. 

I am still not completely sold on the mist wafting in, but it adds that bit of mystery to the whole peice.

I look forward to being able to release a few more of these as soon as Mr. Ghul gives me permission, but he wants to maintain the mystery of the project beyond this peice. 

Thanks for looking, comments always welcome.