Monday, March 23, 2009

Some doodles

A few studies of Makrun, young Halfling warlock, and a few of the nice folks he meets.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Otus' Deities

Here are a few scans of Erol Otus' Deities and Demigods work from the 1980 edition.

Otus illustrated the entire Cthulhu Mythos chapter, but also did lots of other spots thoughout the book.

Some of his best work in my opinion. Of course, Otis' headliner is the full-color wraparound cover illustration. Unfortunately my copy is too beat-up to yeild a worthy scan.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Another fairly redundant map, this time of the Thunderspire neighborhood. Nothing you won't find in the DM guide. Not to scale, not to be used for navigation.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Genius of Erol Otus

Here are a few scans I took from an old Module, S3, featuring the work of Erol Otus. Otus' lush and atmospheric illustrations were the most evocative of the TSR regulars. Creepy, haunting, buttery renderings without any of the oiled bodybuilders and top-heavy bimbos which populate almost all other fantasy art. Just perfect. WotC could use a man like him today.

This is the best of what I have on hand but hopefully I'll remember to bring in the Cthulhu edition of Dieties & Demigods next week.

Update: in the fifteen minutes since this post, I did a quick google search and found this - the Erol Otus gallery

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Foot

Thair Coalstriker hooked up Jonas with a new iron kicker! Add some shoulder candy -- a Hammer of Resounding -- and it's turning into a fine week for the ol' boy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Broken Leg

Still looking for someone to fix poor ol' Jonas' broken foot. Any suggestions?

Winterhaven take 3

Here's the Winterhaven in-progress sketch. Still super-rough, but I've tried to make the density reflect the listed population, added 'suburbs' outside the walls, and reconnected Padraig's manor to the town proper.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Doodle Dump

A couple takes on the Tower of Waiting (number 1 on the Fallcrest map).

The Southern section of Fallcrest, from Kings Gate up to the marketplace.

Nentir Inn, nest of villainy.

Blue Moon Alehouse, with beergarden!