Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More illustration previews for Tombs of Hulkursag

There is something about the process of art where you start off with ideas and see them come to creation and fruition. It's true whether you're writing or whether you're drawing - and when the two go in sync, it's just a whole lot of fun to be part of the process.

Mark Allen/marjasall has completed the back cover illustration for the Tombs of Hulkursag as well as an overview map and the Title/Credits page illustration. Last week, I posted a portion of the pencil sketch of the back cover:

Here's the same portion from the completed, inked, colored version:


"Yes, come on - there's riches and glory untold in the Black Ziggurat!" he seems to be saying...

Mark's illustrations continue to amaze and awe me - he really captures the feel I'm going for in my module.

7 comments:

Al said...

Very nice!

marjasall said...

Thank you! :)

Matthew James Stanham said...

Yeah, I like that image, the art definitely has its own style, yet seems entirely suited to the subject matter.

Norman Harman said...

Very nice.

I know the brownish / sepia is all desertly. But, I can't help but imagine that image in non-copy blue like all the modules of my misspent youth.

Wilson Theodoro said...

This image reminds me of the strange and eerie beauty and feel of some images from the AD&D 2nd Edition first core books.

Jon McNally said...

Very nice contrast in this piece. Dare I hope the interior illos feature tones also, even if in grayscale?

Daddy Grognard said...

JG (Junior Grognard) caught sight of the completed artwork and totally admires it. So it does the job for a 6.5 year old. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this in future.