Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Otus Gems

This time, four from The World of Greyhawk Gazetteer and one from The Rogues Gallery.

As I've said elsewhere, Otus' work is so appealing because his characters actually look vulnerable, as if they're seconds away from being skewered or digested (if they're not already). Check out that poor schmuck with an arrow through his visor in the second image!

Of course, his line work -- always first rate -- is on parade in these pieces. The firestorm in particular is a festival of chevrons, crosshatching, and contours... how does he do it?