This is a post-apocalypse sci-fi illustration with mutants, ruins, laser swords, a disintigrator pistol. a curly tree, mushrooms and all the other good things in life. The white spaces are places for text to go. It goes across 2 pages, so imagine a seam through the middle. For Goodman Game’s “Mutant Crawl Classics.”
Just completed for Goodman Games
The Excellent Traveling Volume #7 is going to come out soon… I did the cover. More details on James Malisewzski’s g+ feed! The wrinkly looking dudes in the above illustration are “shunned ones” from M.A.R. Barker’s world of Tekumel.
I got back into town recently from the west coast, am still battling sinusitis (the fact that I have antibiotics means I am now winning) and am busy on some artwork and moving to a new day job, hence no recent updates.
I’m currently working on roughing out a comic sort of like “The Cube” which I did back in September. (link) I don’t really know how to “write” comics… getting the text nice and legible is sort of a challenge for me and I worry that I get too hung up in tangents or lost in details. Plus, it is autobiographical, which is hard since I worry that I am always trying to make myself look good rather than be honest about the story I am trying to tell. Working title is ‘Pariah’ and it tells the story of how I feel like I became a pariah at one point.
Don’t have any samples to show (too early), so go look at ‘Cube’ if you want a preview I guess.
Just updated the shop with more work from Goodman Games, Owlknight publishing, Barrowmaze and others. Other stuff that has been sitting on the virtual shelf for a while has been reduced. Link: https://stefanpoag.com/shop-for-original-artwork/
One of my favorites is this character sheet border I did for Barrowmaze (one side):
And the other side:
The above is a splash page illustration from a recent commission showing our doughty adventurers rowing up to an island no doubt inhabited by cannibals and worse.
For one of the illustrations for the same book, I tried doing the illustration in both pen-and-ink and digital means:
Pen and ink:
Both used the same original pencil drawing. Although the digital work flow allows easier changes and revisions, I like the line quality of pen and ink better.
Here is a map I drew for Owl Knight Publishing’s “Sky of Flame” book coming out later this year. You can find out more on Thorin Thompson’s Kickstarter pages.