Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Six Monsters

Wild Mustang
10 HP, big
Damage: d6+2 (hooves)
Instinct: To incite fools to catch him
-run free despise all obstacles
-lead a single hunter to a dangerous or fey place
Treefolk Assassin
8 HP, +1 armor (barkskin), stealthy; acrobat, half-plant
Damage: 2d6+1 (short bow)
Instincts: To guard their sacred grove.
-Scare away offenders
-Aim for a sure shot
-Blend into the forest
Treefolk Monk
9 HP, +2 armor (barkskin), half-plant, walks slow
Damage: d6+2 (wooden arms)
Instincts: To find a place for spreading roots and rest in tree form.
-Teach a key to enlightment
-Ask nearby nature for help
-Maintain the meditation

10 HP +1 armor (unsettling aura), glamour, can switch raven and human forms.
Damage: 2d6 (fire and sparks)
Instinct: To bring chaos and rule over it
-work forgotten magic
-give you something you really need and feign friendship
-reveal that it was his plan all along

3 HP
d6 damage (beak and claws)
Instinct: to run in frenzy
-give an advantage to it's rider
-go mad when cornered
-bark and run

 Timber wolf
7 HP, darkvision, stealthy
Damage: d6 (teeth)
Instinct: to prey on the lost
-howl to call the pack (1d6 members, counting the first wolf)
-drag you to the ground

Friday, 14 August 2015

and even more; now with color palettes

I've discovered this days that people doing pixel art uses to make fixed palettes. Picking 10-20 colors and drawing using only these; and thats how they achieve to create personal atmospheres and ambients in their drawings.

I thought in making one for the book myself: I think that a homogeneization of the color on the whole art will make it have a more consistent look. These are some tests that I actually liked

Randall flagg; the walking dude, from Stephen King's The Stand

 A newer, more "serious" version for the huldra

A barman; which reminds me of someone but I can't grasp who right now.

The fourth (and I think it's the final) portrait of Captain Ferard

And the color fixed Laura Bow; cuter than ever

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Some more drawings

Three more classes for Jackie's Dungeons:

The Journeyman (I leaned towards the alchemist here)

The Beast (And I brought a real huldra for this, approach under your own risk)
 and The Investigator, which is no other than Laura Bow; the sexy detective from The Dagger of Amon-Ra

Once I'm finished with the classes, I want to do a big illustration for the Equipment section, of a shop where you could see everything described on it pictured right there, on the shelves.

I don't know yet how I'm making this whole thing, I don't know shit about layouts or page formats. Which are, in your opinion, nicely illustrated and formatted rpgs that I could get inspiration from?

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Drawing Tests

As I hinted on the previous entry, I want to make a bestiary. Pridefully stated for World of Dungeons only (I'm falling more and more in love with that system every day). In fact, I've already started writing it: I'm beginning with some trolls and fair folk, some weird encounters for cities, and who knows where will it end. 

But I want to do something more: I want to draw it. My idea came to me as a burst of what Spaniards call "Envidia Sana"; (which would roughly translate by Well-meaning envy, which is nice and totally a good feeling) when I saw Sam Bosma's Inventory v.1. I mean, just look at a random page from it, is cool as fuck: 

I've never drawn anything serious in my life; I used to make the posters for my band's gigs on MS paint; and all the art for my games I've posted here is also made with it. But this time, I want to make something professional. I plan on selling it if all goes well, or at least, make a crowfunding in order to cover the publication costs and making a heap of books for the friends and any other internet nerds.

I've started toying with Paint Tool Sai, and feels like other planet. But I'm proud to say that in just one afternoon I've achieved something that I considered to be reserved for adept wizards: To make images with blank (transparent) backgrounds. Please have this kobold gangster as a proof.