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Post by Gladiator27 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:13 pm

I call this one..."Shhhhhhh."

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Post by ATOM » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:48 pm

I really like this piece! Very good depictive scene, very dynamic Umber Hulk, and
great expressions and poses on the characters. Well done again. :D
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Post by xredjasonx » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:14 pm

That elf looks waaay too much like an old girlfriend. :?

Great art once again though.

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Post by Gladiator27 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:13 am

Thanks, xred...

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Post by ATOM » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:41 am

Good work Glad!
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Post by mike wilson » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:25 am

Dude, I really like the work. I'm surprised Joseph (Goodman) hasn't recruited you for his books! (hint hint)

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Post by Gladiator27 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:21 am

Thanks, fellas.

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Post by ATOM » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:38 am

Nice piece once again Glad! :wink:

Man! Every time I set foot in a swamp in a game, I always ended up dying horribly!
Thieves do not work well in swampy environments! :D

(Especially Halfling Thieves)
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Post by Gladiator27 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:50 am

ATOM wrote:Nice piece once again Glad! :wink:

Man! Every time I set foot in a swamp in a game, I always ended up dying horribly!
Thieves do not work well in swampy environments! :D

(Especially Halfling Thieves)
Thanks, buddy.

Yeah, swamps can be hazardous to an adventuring party's health...especially when they're being attacked by a shambling mound who's being controlled by an even meaner evil leprechaun.

I don't think my halfling thief spotted this particular trap when he went for the pot of gold. :wink:

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Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:04 am

Glad, that is another amazing piece....

...but could I make a tiny contructive critisism? The stalactites look kinda soft-serve-ice-creamy... I think if the edges on them and their shadows were jagged, even just very slightly jagged, the pic would be a lot more gritty... jagged stone suspended above adventurers' heads? Sounds like an appropriate visual metaphor to me...!
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Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Post by Gladiator27 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:50 am

GnomeBoy wrote:Glad, that is another amazing piece....

...but could I make a tiny contructive critisism? The stalactites look kinda soft-serve-ice-creamy... I think if the edges on them and their shadows were jagged, even just very slightly jagged, the pic would be a lot more gritty... jagged stone suspended above adventurers' heads? Sounds like an appropriate visual metaphor to me...!
Thanks for the kind words, GnomeBoy!

I often times use reference photos to go by for cave interiors and if there's one thing I've noticed, caves have a huge variation from one cave to another as far as their stalagmites and stalactites are concerned. For this particular drawing, I used this photo as a reference point and these particular stalactites weren't of the "piercer" variety. Maybe I'll use the more jagged versions in my next cave pic.

Thanks again!
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Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:54 am

I totally get you on how many weird things there actually are in the world... I like to paint clouds (what?) and there are clouds I've seen and/or photographed that no one would ever believe in a painting or drawing, no matter how faithfully an artist could render them.

I'm just of the mind that that picture would be more menacing with the edges on those things being a bit slightly teethy.

Now, if you had some kind of slimy creatures threatening the party, those things as drawn would be absolutely perfect.

It's the gestault I'm talkin' 'bout.

It really is a great drawing. Wish I could do that....
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Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:50 am

Yowsa!

That puts me firmly in mind of those full page illos from the 1st Edition MM, PHB and DMG...
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Post by ATOM » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:37 pm

Cool piccy Glad! I like this. :mrgreen:
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Post by Gladiator27 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:48 am

Last stand against the Frost Giant Lich King...

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Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:10 am

whoa...!

That's gotta be one of your best-to-date!
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
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Re: Glad's Old School RPG Art...

Post by mike wilson » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:48 am

dude, I just love your attention to detail. and the variations of your characters are awsome to. they look plausable, like real people would look; i.e.- going bald, wrinkles etc. too many people try to draw superheroes with the perfect physique and square jaw. again Joseph Goodman would be remiss if he didn't hire you.(?)

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Post by Gladiator27 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:23 am

Thanks for the kind words, fellas...it's much appreciated!

*And thanks for the vote of confidence, MW!

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Post by ATOM » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:39 am

I agree! Glad should work for Goodman Games! Excellent Artwork.
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Post by Gladiator27 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:26 am

Here's what will be the cover for the 4th in the "L Series" of modules by Len Lakofka, starting all the way back at L1: Secret of Bone Hill, L4 will be called Devilspawn and will be available soon over at Dragonsfoot.org.

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*My first attempt at acrylics, but I had fun doing it.

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Post by mike wilson » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:25 am

very nice!

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Re: Glad's Old School RPG Art...

Post by Gladiator27 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:34 am

Thanks, MW!

A sketchbook commission that I just completed...

Stirge Encounter!

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