HarnQuest finished (can you believe I honestly thought I would get some drawing done while I was there?).
I was very happy with how it turned out. My deadline was end of August and I proudly sent off my last illustration at 11:45p.m. on August 31st. So, technically I made my deadline. Right?
I will do a few posts about a few of the illustrations I did for this very Laranian HarnQuest.
It contains Order of Hyvrik (Larani), Order of the Checkered Shield, Dyrisa Laranian Temple, and an updated Classic article Chyrefal Castle.
This was a fun HQ for me as I have always liked the Laranians. The articles did a good job of giving these guys some depth, with in-fighting and religious differences. It made them more believable and realistic.
One of my favorite pieces was in the Checkered Shield article.
I did a few versions that I thought I would show for fun, before settling on the final one.
|To the Pits!,Copyright © 2013, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
At first I drew a version with the full chapter symbol- which shows Mendiz- the red winged lion with the shield.
|To the Pits II!,Copyright © 2013, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
Of course photoshop makes it very easy to make these changes and experiment with different looks. Something about the idea of a battle field full of checkered shields that just seemed more bad ass to me.
I suppose both work as long as the Agrikan is cast into the Pits!
|1994 Plymouth Voyager with Harnic Shields|