Line Work

Been away from the blog for a little while but still try to remember to update social media once or twice a week. The above is a recent drawing for an upcoming book by Mattia Giardini called “A Death in Bern,” a murder mystery RPG. The players have just discovered the body of a murder victim in a shadowed alley of the city.

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More New Drawings

Both of these drawings are for a future reprint of the DCC Rulebook from Goodman Games. In both cases, large blacks of text dominate the page – most of the drawing will only be seen if you look at the original art.


version 1
version 2

Here are 2 versions of the same illustration. I finished the first image but had a couple reservations about the image so I took the time to re-do it. The image is from a DCC adventure that includes an encounter where the player characters may find a valuable magical book clutched in the lap of the desiccated skeleton of a sage. I liked the first version but there were some problems with the drawing so I felt the need to take another attempt at it. Sometimes I think a good way to learn is to draw the same thing again.

In drawing #1, I disliked the way I had drawn the legs and torso of the man pointing at the book – they just didn’t look convincing to me. I also decided to add another figure (the guy with the pruning hook) and, upon rereading the manuscript, I decided to change the cover of the magic book to make it more in line with the text.


Baboon Attack

Baboon Attack 2021

DCC Reprints

In the past year, I have been re-doing some of the illustrations for the DCC RPG book – usually with similar subject, sometimes not. Here are all of the drawings completed for this project so far.

Dungeon Panorama 2019

An acrylic painting from 2019.

Battle Among the cushions

More ink work

Hot Doggie!

Above a recent work for Dungeoneer’s Guild – adventurers in the Silver Spire. Although intended for greyscale reproduction, I used limited colors of ink to execute the work.