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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:53 am 
 

Hello all,

I've been trying to track down a very specific piece of fantasy artwork that I remember seeing when I was little. Around the age of 5 I was introduced to AD&D through my Uncle (this was around 1983). At the time he and his friends were in high-school and I watched them play a few games as a wide-eyed kid who wanted to play with the big boys. My uncle had a totally awesome poster on the door to his room of a black-robed wizard summoning a demon or something (I can't quite remember) surrounded by flames. The artwork was of very good quality and not cartoony or anything like that. It looked like a Larry Elmore or Jeff Easley-style painting but it wasn't done by either of them.

The other one is a similarly-themed piece of artwork that I think featured either Raistlin or his alter-ego Fistandantilus surrounded by gruesome minor demons/thrulls.

If anyone has any idea of the title of either of these pieces of artwork or can point me in the right direction on where I can get them, I'd appreaciate it. I googled for about half and hour on both of these things with no luck.

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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:38 pm 
 

I found the more recent Dragonlance artwork featuring Raistlin, it's called "Lair of the Live Ones" by Jeff Easley. One down!

Ok, here's a very rough sketch I made of the layout of the poster art. You can see the Wizard on the left facing right and the demon on the right facing the wizard. I believe they were surrounded in flames.

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Not only did I draw this in 5 minutes, I'm going on memories from 25 years ago, so bear with me :)

I hope this sketch helps!

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(cleaned up the sketch a little :P )


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:52 pm 
 

Does anyone know where I can order a large print of the Jeff Easley art "Lair of the Live Ones"?
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I did a quick search and came up with nothing. The Dragonlance website says that Jeff Easley has requested to not allowed to be contacted by e-mail?

Are such prints even available? Were they ever?

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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:41 pm 
 

Frogczar wrote:I found the more recent Dragonlance artwork featuring Raistlin, it's called "Lair of the Live Ones" by Jeff Easley. One down!

Ok, here's a very rough sketch I made of the layout of the poster art. You can see the Wizard on the left facing right and the demon on the right facing the wizard. I believe they were surrounded in flames.

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Not only did I draw this in 5 minutes, I'm going on memories from 25 years ago, so bear with me :)

I hope this sketch helps!

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Frog

FWIW, I think I recognize this, but I just can't put my finger on it.  At first I thought it was an old TSR game called Warlocks and Warriors, but after checking, that's not it.  

It does look familiar though.  :?


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:33 pm 
 

Is the demon embarrassed 'cos he's nude, or covering his privates incase the wizard throws a lightning bolt?


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:32 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Is the demon embarrassed 'cos he's nude, or covering his privates incase the wizard throws a lightning bolt?


Heh, probably both.

I wish I were a better artist :P

In the original, the Demon looks as though he's just been summoned. Neither obedient nor out of control. At least, that's what I remember.

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:39 pm 
 

Frogczar wrote:
Heh, probably both.

I wish I were a better artist :P

In the original, the Demon looks as though he's just been summoned. Neither obedient nor out of control. At least, that's what I remember.


I've got news for you, if I had a pencil and paper and an hours time to do it, I couldn't make it look that good.  :oops:


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:39 pm 
 

Pretty cook sketch, it looks like one of those Dragon Magazine cartoons.  8)

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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:50 pm 
 

Edited. A collector owns Lair of the Live Ones. The original is available I believe.


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:52 pm 
 

ok that was bad... how bout "Please Mr Wizard, don't make me smell them again"

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:58 pm 
 

Ekim Toor wrote:Pretty cook sketch, it looks like one of those Dragon Magazine cartoons.  8)


That's it!  I've been glancing at it off and on today thinking it looked familiar.  Maybe it's because of that.


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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:33 pm 
 

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0912771097/



maybe the cover for Fez II: The Contract by Mayfair Games...??



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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:13 am 
 

Tharizdun wrote:Edited. A collector owns Lair of the Live Ones. The original is available I believe.


Was this sold in the auction? I thought it was going to be the the group sold?

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:08 pm 
 

Was this sold in the auction? I thought it was going to be the the group sold?


Not to my knowledge.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:32 am 
 

Anyone know the whereabouts of the artwork from the cover of ToEE?


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:36 am 
 

I dunno about that one.

  


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Post Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:35 am 
 

That is Frank Frazetta's "The Sorceror"


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Post Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:52 am 
 

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Post Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:56 am 
 

Wow, not bad!  Both the drawing from memory, and the tracking down of the original.  Impressive!  :D


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Post Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:38 am 
 

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