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Glad27
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me... Reply with quote

Hello, my name is Brian but most people just call me "Glad" due to my username...either works for me. First time here but I've been a fan of the Greyhawk setting since 82' (the year I was introduced to D&D.) I don't get a chance to play much anymore but when I do, I prefer good ol' GH 1e or 2e. Since I don't get a chance to play very much anymore, I find myself just doodling fond memories of my gaming sessions back when the diet of choice was Dominos pizza and a two liter of Mountain Dew.

Anyways, I didn't see a specific art forum but thought some might like to see a newbie's take on some classic creatures and situations. I hope you do.





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Glad 27! Happy

You'll find that there are quite a few of the "Old Guard" like yourself here at Canonfire!, and a lot of newer folks as well.

That's some really nice art too! Please take a look at The Oerth Journal issues here. We are always looking for artists to contribute in whatever way that they are willing or able to(no pressure at all, really). Canonfire also has an Adventure Path project that will(hopefully) get underway in the near future, and we have no artist whatsover for it.

If you also like to write, check out our current Postfest here, and for a description of what Postfest is about, look here.

Once again, welcome aboard!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Glad,

Well your art is awsome: catching perfectly the feeling of a d&d session, dramatic and not without humor. I like it.

Gallis.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmm...glad, glad, glad...

i think this name is familiar..


Laughing Laughing Laughing
wellcome here, friend, hope you enjoy as much as we do!

oh, and if you find any spare time, and have no ide on what to draw, you could do a village of the hommlet (T1) work :)

i just found reading the Acaeum the AC5 players character sheet cover was a Moathouse reference (the firts battle), and that cover was a option to T1 cover:
http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/miscscans/ac5.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Hope to see some more of your art, Glad! Welcome to Canonfire!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome...I appreciate it. And I'll post more pics every once in a while. Hopefully it sparks fond memories of past gaming days.

Couple of older ones...





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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey glad, post the beholder one!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad your work is amazingly cool. It has that old school D&D feel-semi serious and semi-comical eye for detail and expression. Art nowadays in RPGs is always so stern, posed and edgy it doesn't have the light-hearted adventure feel that your work brings. If I had to compare your work to a past artist it would be Jim Holloway. Kudos!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mortellan wrote:
Art nowadays in RPGs is always so stern, posed and edgy it doesn't have the light-hearted adventure feel that your work brings.


thats how i fell, but couldnt express

nice words, mortellan!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rossik wrote:
mortellan wrote:
Art nowadays in RPGs is always so stern, posed and edgy it doesn't have the light-hearted adventure feel that your work brings.


thats how i fell, but couldnt express

nice words, mortellan!


Yes, I do too feel the same. But it is hard to express it in a non-native language. Thanks Mortellan.

Anyway, Glad, is Jim Holloway a source of inspiration for you? And what about the beholder illo?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again, everyone.

And without question, Jim Holloway had a huge influence on my artwork as he was and still is my favorite artist that worked for TSR back in the day.

Beholder...



Couple more...



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can call 'em. Cool deal, Glad. The next set of drawings are great too. Do I see a scene from White Plume Mountain in the second one? ;)
And the third one, the dwarf pinned by a dragon foot -on a pile of gold- and reaching for his axe. That is an inspired situation you just dont see in actual game play. That's the stuff I like! Keep it up!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're enjoying them, Mortellan....and you're exactly right about that second one. It's straight out of the room with the hanging globes, muddy floors and locked door from the White Plume Mountain module. Good eye.

Here's one more from another classic module...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

halfling with a polearm=someone is gonna get hurt! :)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From one old timer ('83) to another, man that is some good stuff Glad! The style definitely takes you back, to dare I say it, the good old days. I wish I could draw, but I'm afraid I just don't have a talent for it Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brian---

You've got a great style, and while strongly-reminiscent of Holloway, I think you bring a certain edginess to your art that is usually trumped by humor in his (I'm a big fan of Holloway as well; his work in RJK's Cairn of the Skeleton King and Tower of Blood, however, shows that he can do the dark side too ;) ).

Please shoot me your email, I'd like to talk about hiring your for some module art work :D
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad,
Excellent artwork! While I like most fantasy artwork, I like "old school" artwork above all else; it has more of an "adventure" feel which was our campaign atmosphere rather than an "epic" feel which is the path quite a bit of today's art follows.
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I remember a while back it was asked you one would do to market GH. Many people talked about multi-hundred page books in the vein of LGG, etc. I said somthing like, I would only do 32 page modules with artwork like in the first generation. Something about it just right.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice art.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The adventures execute the Death of a Thousand Punctures on the hapless Spirit Naga! Those adventuers can be so sadistically cruel! Laughing

Nice pic to be sure. Is this one inspired by Against the Cult of the Reptile God, the Falcon series, or something else?
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To be honest, I hadn't picked up a pencil in a couple of months (summer activities and all) and decided it was time to do so. Unfortunately, when I decided this I didn't have an idea in my head for a drawing so I took my trusty MM out and randomly opened it to a page (pg. 139 in this case) and drew a scene depicted around the creature that happened to be on that page...a Spirit Naga.

And thanks for the kind words!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work, as always, Brian!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Shocked Awesome old-school art! While I do like some of the newer breed of artists in D&D and fantasy in general, I still have some serious love for the old school. Brian/Glad, you have truly captured the spirit of D&D. Thank you very much for sharing.
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