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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: The Artwork of Icarus Reply with quote

Glad to have new readers! This is an open forum for discussing the artwork I have submitted in the Art section of the Articles, or as illustrations for some of my articles in general. My professional Facebook page of my artwork can be found here , [Edit: Link removed, because Facebook is toxic] if you'd like to see more of my sketch work, academic work, and in-progress sketches. And if you'd like to peruse my real-life portraits, and professional published gaming illustrations, you can take a look at my professional website-gallery.

My first submission is interestingly the first piece of art seen by participants of GreyTalk just about two years ago.

When I figure out how to embed the thumbnail of the drawing "Races of Oerth (the Usual Suspects)" I will edit, and include it here, just for the sake of reference. ... and also a link to the article submission once it's created.



I look forward to hearing thoughts and ideas about this piece. Especially what you all think about the representations, and what others' you think would go in a set like this. A few have been made, but I would always like to hear of more iconic ones!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love both the artwork and your conceptual viewpoint of the various races' appearence. Nicely done. Happy

I really look forward to seeing more of your work. I wish I had such talent. Keep it up! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Current works for the wemics... Reply with quote

Well, I wanted to give a little show and tell of what i am doing these days for art ...


This is an illustration that is completely digital. I am working on a Wacom Intuos4, with an Nvidia GeForce 9600 video card, using Vista Ultimate.

The illustration itself is of a very small colliseum that is described in an article that I am rushing to complete for the PostFest XII(Richfest 2009): Ancient Greyhawk Sites which ends in six days. There's actually two illustrations that go with it, but I am trying to bang out the article itself. Sad

The article is on the place that I have illustrated here ... it was built for a Captain that was instrumental in the Nameless Legion (from Dragon Magazine #204, if you happen to get a look at it), but retired after a good long while. Anyway ... this colliseum had a single portal built into it, that was made so that he could return to his homeland and and still get to the war as he needed. the interesting part? The Captain was a wemic, and his homeland was in the southern Kabreevo plains of Hepmonaland!! Shocked Surprised

I hope y'all like the preview, and I hope that the article goes off well. here's to hoping! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking pieces, Icarus! Look forward to seeing more, my man!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! Waiting for the article.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Mordenkainen and His Magic Reply with quote

Here's another recent piece that I have been working on ...
This one is digital as well ... it's drawn on a Wacom Intuos4, with an Nvidia GeForce 9600 video card, using Vista Ultimate.


It's actually a real pleasure to be able to do this one. I did the original sketch several years ago (in graphite pencil on plain white paper), and I have always planned to do so much more with it. Just yesterday, I was speaking with Rick "Duicarthan" Miller (the editor of the Oerth Journal) and he mentioned to me that he intended to use the art in OJ#25 which is finally coming out soon after much anticipation. I'd told him that he could use it well over a year ago, and I had nearly forgotten that he had it!

So, after talking for a bit, we decided that since the OJ#25 isn't going to be out for just a few weeks, I had time to fill out the artwork just a little. he had already formatted the magazine, but he was willing to replace the piece for Mordenkainen. ... he says I was crying and being a baby Cry Cry , but, I was really just trying to ... offer my best work. Laughing Wink

So, I would like a little feedback: I've drawn Mordenkainen with the square beard that has silver in it, as Clyde Caldwell depicted him on the cover of "Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure" from 1984. I wonder if you guys think that it looks better with the little VanDyke pointy beard that he's been shown with in more recent years. and i am wondering if the moustache needs to be thickened up a little bit too, maybe?

Hope y'all like it ... and the article that it is intended to go with.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congratulations!
i've seen the sketch, but the final results got so much better!


and i dont even like the baldy mordenkainen!
really nice work
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the VanDyke shown in profile looks the best, coupled with the "thinner" moustache shown in the full facial pose in front. But that's just me.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice pics Icarus Wink

As for the races;
Given the whole celtic/native american flan debate a celtic flan representative would be appreciated.

Another possible addition could be a northern and southern shaofeng.

Demihumans:
Icarus Cry - No gnomes (noinz)

Humanoids
I shudder to mention the "Pig Faced Orcs" of Iuz.

I like Mord with the thinner van dyke - gives him a slightly sinister look -
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: The last preview of the wemics Reply with quote

Well ... here's the last bit of preview before the wemic article comes out. This one goes with the colliseum from above. It goes with the PostFest article ... and I am really happy with the "ancient GH site", and the mythology and legend that goes behind it.

Still adding a few final touches ... but, it will be on the main page soon enough.



The fun part to me, is that the pose in the illustration isn't very precise about who's going to win ... actually ... who do y'all think is going to win, and why?

Here's the finished article, with the finished artwork and all!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the human is dead, because the lion claws of the Wemic are about to rip his chest open, ribs and all, if the Wemic possess the power of a lion.

As for the human killing the Wemic, that depends on whether or not the Wemic's heart is located under that knife, in the lion portion of the body. If the Wemic's heart is loacted within the human portion, then the Wemic will survive.

Don't know Wemic anatomy so . . . Happy

And that's some excellent work Icarus. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely some good work, Ic. And concerning the Mordenkainen pic, since Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure depicts him with a full, thick beard and mustache and a full head of hair, I'd suspect his clean-shaven face would have a fuller mustache. I also like the square beard, since the pointy Anton Levay look just bugs me. Levay was such a....but I digress. It also wouldn't bother me to see Mordy with a little 5 o'clock shadow on his round little head, since I just don't picture him as being all that fastidious about his appearance.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Icarus, although I gotta ask, what's Mordy doing to that poor hound dog?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smillan_31 wrote:
Looks good Icarus, although I gotta ask, what's Mordy doing to that poor hound dog?

Shocked
LOL!! I wish that I had seen this earlier!!
He's not doing anything to that poor dog, except summoning him!! It's "Mordenkainen's Faithful Hound" ... he's coming out to protect us all from the evils that lurk in the night, and from having to pull watches at night. Happy

I thought about including more of them since he had many more in the spell section of "Greyhawk Adventures", but I figured that the PHB ones would be the most likely to be recognized!

thanks for all the input on the drawing guys ... I wish I had more time to incorporate all of the little details. But, as I continue to work on the piece, even though it's already published, I garauntee stuff will be added ... especially a bit of stubble.

And don't forget that when the next Oerth Journal comes out (#25), there will be a great article on Mordenkainen! Here's to looking out for it!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: The Drow cambion's horns Reply with quote

Alrighty, guys ... time for another installment of "How does This Look?"

This is for the current PostFest on villains ... the guy is a drow cambion (also known as half-fiend), and I am trying to get some elements together for it to see how I should make him look ...

I want you guys to tell me about it ... remember that it is going to be in Black &White, so "demonic red eyes" are sort of out, but the horns and face and all should really try to convey the character. Remember he's not wholly demonic, and that he should still be recognizably Drow. The horns will likely be black, or nearly so, kind of like his skin tone.

Whaddaa think - thicker, thinner? Different surface texture? Straight forward? Back? Curved, rigid, smooth, blocky, swept? How about the hair? Should that be non-Drow looking? I tend to think that if he didn't have the hair, he wouldn't look so Drow-ish.

I think that when I drew the Drow part of the face, it is done as a model, and so, it looks too placid. ... too plain faced. I think that in the final version he will need to look meaner - like he's got an upset stomach and he is going to take it out on someone! Happy

Anyway ... let me know, and I look forward to hearing input on this one.
Also, the final draft will be in a different pose, I think, but this is just the study.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Officially a Published Artist! Reply with quote

Well, it's here! That newest Oerth Journal has arrived on the 'net! Oerth Journal #25
With great thanks to Rick"Duicarthan" Miller, I am now - officially - a Published Artist, and can rack up my very first credit to put on a resume. Even though I knew it was coming, seeing my lilustration of Mordenkainen made me thrilled and happy and overjoyed at the same time. Looking at it now, I wish that it hadn't needed to be turned in, because there's so much more work that should be in it. I've actually done more stuff in the recent months since it was submitted, and I have piddled around with it a couple of times, adding to the illustration and filling it in some more. I wanted to really do it up large ... maybe I'll see if I can find time to JPG it and post it here for the sake of posterity so that the more recent version of it can be seen, even if it can't be published in the PDF with the article.

I'm still thrilled to see it in the Oerth Journal, becasue that's been one of the greatest things I've ever gotten to read as a fan and it means alot to my heart to be published there. Thanks Duicarthan. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'races' pic is classic, despite the lack of gnomes. Maybe you should do a second panel, if you have time? It might include gnomes, goblins, ogres, the strange dark-skinned humans from the Sea of Dust, etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Races of Oerth Project Reply with quote

Actually, it's interesting that you mention it ...

GLH (Pluffet Smedger the Elder) and I have talked many times over the past year and more about a project on the Races of Oerth. He would like to use the artwork and a couple of other panels in the same style as link-maps to information about each of the races and subraces shown. What's more, we've even talked of this including some of the iconic "monster races" of the Flanaess.

This is actually one of my favorite pieces, because it was this that got me first noticed as an artist among the GH/Canonfire community, which also led me to being published in the recent OJ#25, so there's ... nostalgia, I suppose. I guess that makes it a "classic" (as you put it) in my (somewhat teary) eyes. Thank you, CM for the thoughts about it.

But, who needs Gnomes anyway? I'd just draw them with pointy hats and big noses. ... and trimmed little pointy beards. Shocked Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Who needs gnomes" indeed! What we really need around here are some pics for the Celestial Imperium... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Oerth Global Map ... interrupted homolosine projection Reply with quote

Well, I was digging through my old gaming stuff while moving into a new apartment these past few days, and I found something that I had meant to do something with a couple of years ago, and never did.

This is a small sketch that was originally done on notebook paper while trying to work out a few things about the size and proportion of Oerth. It's entire dimensions are only a few inches across. I was making estimates, and whatnot, trying to figure out what time it would be and where the sun would go if mages were teleporting all over the globe, and it led to a map project. So far, it's led me to wanting to make a larger (3ft x 4ft) antique-looking map that one might see in our own IRL Age of Exploration, complete with "Here There be Dragons", and ships and sea monsters drawn in the oceans and course markings for ship travels. One day I may finish the larger project that has been in progress ever since, but ... it's a nice little bit of fluff that I thought someone may enjoy seeing.

For those that are interested, the map is set up as a modified Goodes Interrupted Homolosine Projection. This is my own concept of how the flat maps are supposed to reflect the actual globe ... I know there are varying opinions about the accuracy of measurements of this map or that, but take into consideration that this is mostly intended more as artwork than a scale of this nation or that continent. It's just how I perceive Oerth.



Let me know what you guys think ... I'd love to get a little feedback, especially if you've ever created your own version of Oerth, or if you have ideas about how this one might be made even better. And as always, if you'd like to see some of my portraiture or other gaming sketches, feel free to browse my gallery here.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to be unfair, but isn't Oerth FLAT?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MToscan wrote:
Not to be unfair, but isn't Oerth FLAT?

Obviously, I need to take you for a ride in my Spelljammer ship, Toscan! Wink

Excellent work, by the way, Icarus!
Hmmm, maybe I'll need to tap you for some illustrations on my website!

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Cooooool. Shocked
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Maldin wrote:

Obviously, I need to take you for a ride in my Spelljammer ship, Toscan! Wink

Oh no! I am allergic to phlogiston!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MToscan wrote:
Not to be unfair, but isn't Oerth FLAT?


Apparently, canon disagrees. Wink
Taken from TSR 9577 Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins
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It was established long ago, as everyone knows, that Oerth is a great rotating sphere floating in a void, around which its sun and moons revolve. Careful mathematical measurements and magical divinations reveal that the circumference of Oerth is 25,200 miles. Thus, the diameter of Oerth is about 8,021.5 miles, and the total surface area is about 202,139,540 square miles. Of this grand figure, we have sure knowledge of only a tiny fraction, and sketchy fragments of only a little more. Our mathematical reach exceeds our physical grasp.


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