Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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
Friday, March 13, 2009
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
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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.