Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hyperborea: The Port Greely Kickstarter

As many of you are aware North Wind Adventures and +Jeff Talanian are running a Kickstarter for his most recent adventure. Here is an except from the text. 

Until recently, the peculiar village of Port Greely was renowned as one of the most prolific exporters of crustaceans in the realm. Then, about three years ago, the Greely lobstermen severed all ties with outside partners. Subsequent attempts at renegotiation were shunned. More recently, a small group of Fishmongers’ Guild representatives from the City-State of Khromarium has gone missing in Port Greely, and answers have been less than forthcoming. At present, the guild seeks answers. They want to know what became of their representatives, and they wish to reestablish their lucrative partnership with the Port Greely lobstermen. Your party has been contracted to help resolve the mystery at Port Greely.

Jeff tasked me and Peter Mullen with the interior artwork for this one, and it funded within the first 7 hours. We have already met the first few bonus goals, and are working toward a third. 

Help us make this a great adventure for everyone!

Here is one of the pieces that is featured on the kickstarter, and here in a better view than a camera shot. 



So this is the beginning concept sketch, as you will see, what I read about the description of the encounter area, and what I put into this initial sketch the shelf and the area below were worked stone, and the river was enclosed in worked stone as well. 

I shipped this over to Jeff and he quickly advised that everything in this particular area was all natural stone, and so I had to go in and fix the sketch. I reworked the entire layout while I was at it. 

This is a great example of Jeff and I working together to make sure that the entire feel of the the artwork matches Jeff's written words. In another instance I added something to the final image, and Jeff then reworked the written part of it to add that detail to it. The word is collaboration and I could not thank Jeff enough for working and allowing his artist to work with him in shoring up all the finite details of one of these things. 

Below is how the final turned out. This one and others are available via the kickstarter as purchase tiers. 

Copyright Del Teigeler 2016
Thief on a stone Shelf

As you can see the aboleth and the shelf, the clam with the "black pearl" in it all changed from the original sketch. The skeleton stayed similar, and the river now flows from right to left top to bottom.

Over all I am super pleased with how this turned out. I used anew set of Windsor Newton Pro-markers for the greys on this one and I really like them a bit better than the Prismacolor ones I have used in the past. 

That poor female thief on the ledge really wanted that pearl, but alas her final resting place is only a few short feet from it. 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome as always.