Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Pathfinder oils and Illuxcon prep.

I just recently finished a big 6 month job for the Pathfinder Roleplaying game; completing 24 illustrations for the current 6-book adventure path "Shattered Star".  I have managed to paint about half of them in oil paints, and its been a challenge to do multiple paintings at a time plus other client work in a one month period!  In past posts, I have shown a few of the oil paintings, and the third book is now out so I can show more.

Here we have an alchemical golem attacking the Pathfinder Alchemist on the edge of a balcony.


Next, Karzoug hands the shard of gluttony over to the Dark Rider:

Drawing mounted on masonite and outlined in acrylic...

Acrylic underpainting...

Establishing the background...

 Working on the characters...

 Final painting...

And a last quick one the Hounds of Tindalos attack the female Barbarian:



In a future post I will show some of the digital paintings I produced for this set of books.  It was a real challenge to illustrate so many multi-figure scenes in paint and on the computer with tight deadlines.  

Over the past year I have done about 1/3 of my work in oils which added up to 17 paintings... now I just have to decide what to bring to Illuxcon next week... volume or quality??  
I've bought some large bubble envelopes from the post office, and the plan is to slip the paintings into padded envelopes and onto the plane, thus avoiding the inevitable lost luggage that always happens in my 3 connection flight to Altoona from Canada.  


Lastly, I recently recorded a new podcast that I'm quite proud of.  Give it a listen!

1 comment:

Jim Nelson said...

Beautiful work, Mike. thanks for including the process shots. I love seeing that stuff!