Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fantasy cover art

During my brief foray into fantasy art, I managed to catch the eye of a few independent RPG publishers. As a result, I was commissioned to provide some artwork for various products, and the biggest of these gigs was an actual cover. I was pretty thrilled at the opportunity, and had a lot of fun working on this. In the end, it took me way too long to complete for it to be cost-effective, but it was nonetheless a great experience-- one I wouldn't mind repeating in the future. Plus, the client was quite pleased with the results, and asked if I could do some interior art as well.

The cover was for Blueholme, which I believe is a retro-clone of the Holmes version of Classic D&D (if you didn't understand that sentence, I can't really explain it ;) ). You can find out more about the game at

Anyway, here's the cover! Didn't turn out exactly like I wanted it to, but nothing ever really does, now does it. Old-school D&D fans should recognize a few themes and flavours. NOTE: I did this cover based on a sketch provided by the client, along with a few notes and ideas. While I did make a few changes here and there, I still can't take credit for the basic concept.


  1. Well it turned out pretty much the way I wanted it to! ;)

  2. Its awesome!!! Great job dude. Super excited about this. Not sure what your guys plan is for the internal pages, but I've always been a fan of the b&w old school artwork. However that's just my opinion, i think whatever you guys will do will be awesome. and yes I'll be putting my order in for Blueholme Compleat rules as soon as it comes out. woog

  3. Nice cover... invites adventure gaming.

  4. It is great, has a lot of flavor from the original cover, but with some nice depth and very alluring architectural detail.