A few projects I have worked on have been around enough that they are now due for an upgrade. I wont name them all, as I am not sure when I will get to them, but one that particularly made me cringe has been Kanday. Much of the art in that publication was done for other jobs that never saw the light, were already old, and kind of got forced into inappropriate spots. As you know CGI has been updating and expanding the product line with new color products. This gives us a chance to revisit old work and continue to improve the quality. Again with excellent editing and layout by Brent we have a wonderfully updated Kanday. It is not completely laid out yet, but will be available soon.
The download is available now on RPG Now.
|Blessings of Larani, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
Below is the image I am replacing. There are are a few things wrong with the following image. I liked idea, so I basically redid it. It is more appropriate to the kingdom of Kanday and has a bit more energy and life. The orc shown in the image are not much of a threat in Kanday. I figured a soldier from Rethem would me more accurate. Thankfully I have gotten a bit better in the 13 or so years since I did this image.
|Blessings of Larani, Copyright © 2001, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
In the end for Kanday, I colored 5 of the images, updated, fixed or redrew 20 of my old illustrations. I started with the King. The old image did not seem very kingly in addition to being kind of weak overall. The trick was to redraw him, get the same likeness yet improve upon the old illustration. This one did get colored too, but I just wanted to post the B&W versions.
|King Andasin- Before and After, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
I have never liked realistic images of dead characters in times before the invention of the camera. It is just too anachronistic. The only way they would be known visually is through painting or sculpture. I love medieval painting. I of course based this off of medieval icons- maybe too much. I even used some gold leaf texture in the background and painted the image over this. I have been trying to put more appropriate medieval art in Harn publications.
|The Murdered Queen, Before and After, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
|Constable Fodin, Before and After, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
|Baron Daffyd, Before and After, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|
|Constable Elaris, Before and After, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek|