On the upcoming HârnQuest I one of the articles I had to rework was Taztos.
"Taztos is a fort maintained by the Ramala Legion of the Thardic Republic. It sits on the Salt Route that links the western Hârnic realms with the kingdoms of the east."The next HârnQuest will include:
- Kelestia (10 pages)
- Fort Taztos (12pp)
- Gardiren #10 - Jug Inn (6pp)
- Cherafir D5 - Clothier (2pp)
- Shiran E14 - Bull Ring Tavern (2pp)
The early draft had the original art done by Eric Hotz. I thought of redoing it, but I like this one. I had to color it anyway, so I thought I would just tweak it a bit to give it a bit of a dynamic layout.
It does feel a bit sacrilegious to rework art done by another artist, but being a fan of Hotz, I do what I can to show respect to the original. Basically, I use the Hippocratic Oath when working on old Harn art.
Here is my final treatment.
|Taztos, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc., Eric Hotz and Richard Luschek|
|Taztos Original- placed in article, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc., Eric Hotz and Richard Luschek|
I thought it would benefit from a better angle. The original is a bit static and straight up and down and looked a bit "peace symbol" like. The river bank was too much like what you might find in a manicured theme park. So I roughed that up a bit as well.
|Taztos updated B&W, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc, Eric Hotz and Richard Luschek|
This is waiting for review by CGI and should be shipping fairly soon.