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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:23 am 
 

serleran wrote:How long did it take? I ask because I am actively seeking artists to do interiors for some projects of mine... and, well, the "less known" the better I think, because it things more interesting.


Ditto. Always looking for artists.

He has talent. No doubt.


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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:37 am 
 

BNagata wrote:
The one I posted took him 1 hour and a half combined within three sittings. He wanted to do a little more detail but I snagged it from him. lol. What are "interiors"? He might be interested, I'd have to ask him.


Only an hour and a half you say????   :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 12:48 pm 
 

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Only an hour and a half you say????   :wink:

Awesome pics!


Hey I'm just the messenger. I can say that I saw him put together a detailed elven fighter's head portrait in 15 minutes while we had a conversation. I do know that he worked on numerous drawing this week back and forth and he got a lot of them almost complete when I picked this one up. He said he was going to do a little bit of drawing this Saturday, so I'll upload something.

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Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 2:54 am 
 

Excellent stuff! And much quicker than I ever was. (I'm far too anal retentive on my own stuff) If you guys are into Ren Festivals (assuming one is nearby), you might want to get a bunch of illos together and get prints made for sale.

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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:39 pm 
 

Well here is the second drawing he has done, hopefully you can use it serleran. It's got a Necro and some skeletons. PM me if it's in the ballpark of what you are looking for.


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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:04 pm 
 

BNagata wrote:Well here is the second drawing he has done, hopefully you can use it serleran. It's got a Necro and some skeletons. PM me if it's in the ballpark of what you are looking for.

The composition has depth, detail, contrast, motion/action, and character (as in feeling/flavor/uniqueness).  Nice.

It has lots of bits that make it a plausible scene instead of a run-of-the-mill character sketch.  It's also not some insane 3.x/4E spiky massacre.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:23 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:The composition has depth, detail, contrast, motion/action, and character (as in feeling/flavor/uniqueness).  Nice.

It has lots of bits that make it a plausible scene instead of a run-of-the-mill character sketch.  It's also not some insane 3.x/4E spiky massacre.


Yeah, I liked the idea of all the different aspects of the drawing.

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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:59 am 
 

Yes, this is very near what I would hope to see in future projects. Thank you. :)


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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:16 am 
 

Another nice sketch.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:34 am 
 

Since I last posted looking for some opinions on my brothers work, with the great response I got him to continue drawing. He was able to get some commissioned work out of it. Within the two months he was able to do some illustrations for Basic Fantasy - BF1 Morgansfort , all the interior for Acaeum Member Bbarsh - The Thing In The Valley, and another Acaeum member who did not give me permission yet to give details on the project as it is a big project. He was also able to get 10 illustrations into Troll Lord Games - Of Gods & Monsters which should be available very shortly. Here is some recent scribbling he has done (not in any of the works mentioned above). I hope it is ok that I continue this thread in the "collecting appraisal" area.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:37 am 
 

Very nice :)


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:55 am 
 

Very nice indeed.
Cannot wait to see more of his work in those future publications.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:52 pm 
 

I agree with the previous posts.  Very nice illustrations!

The first drawing has a great use of perspective and scale; that's one huge thing!

The second drawing is a great action shot.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:29 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I agree with the previous posts.  Very nice illustrations!

The first drawing has a great use of perspective and scale; that's one huge thing!

The second drawing is a great action shot.


That is exactly what he was going for. To be able to use that perspective to show how massive the dragon was.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:07 pm 
 

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That is exactly what he was going for. To be able to use that perspective to show how massive the dragon was.


These drawings are Kick Ass (think I've said that before).

The dragon manages to be filled with activity without being destracting or overwhelming. Reminds me of the cover to the players handbook with half a dozen things going on and this massive statue dominating the background.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:10 pm 
 

Just in case nobody made the connection, Brian's brother illustrated the Thing in the Valley cover as well as many interior illustrations - our very own Ashmire did the rest.

I can say without equivocation that his art is as good as any I have seen in AD&D products across the board. He catches the scene and his perspective is fantastic. I hope to use him in as many products as he is willing to do.

I was more impressed with each successive drawing. I could not wait to see the next illustration! Simply awesome.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:20 pm 
 

Simply does amazing work.  Good to see him getting published.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:10 pm 
 

Brian,

The art gets better with each drawing.  I agree with everything everyone else has said:  I love the leg-lock-choke-hold on the Ogre!

Wonderful to see, and I'm glad to read that he's being rewarded for his creativity.   

I hope we get to see more.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:23 pm 
 

PaulKM wrote:Brian,

The art gets better with each drawing.  I agree with everything everyone else has said:  I love the leg-lock-choke-hold on the Ogre!

Wonderful to see, and I'm glad to read that he's being rewarded for his creativity.   

I hope we get to see more.

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Lol, I didn't even pay close enough attention to that to realize he was giving him some MMA style beat down! I wish I could show the last 40-50 illustrations he has done, but unfortunately they cannot be disclosed until these different projects are released. Everyone should hound Bbarsh to hurry up with his. I'll dig out some not so detailed/sketches/rejected art tonight when I finish work if you would like to see more.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:34 am 
 

Here's another piece of work for an adventure called Morgansfort that he did.



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