Saturday, June 28, 2014

Excessive Facial Hair and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

I am very close to being finished with the next big Columbia Games Kingdom release- Orbaal. Should be completely done sometime in July.
My strict Catholic upbringing has instilled in me a constant need to demonstrate just how much I suffer for my art and hopefully will result in all of you feeling guilty about my crippled drawing hand.
Orbaal has been a bit more taxing due to all the hair, fur and gruff line work needed to illustrate 39 hairy Viking portraits.
Here is a sneak peak at a few of the characters which will be raping and pillaging their way across Hârn.
King Alegar II, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek
Above is the King of Orbaal.

Valhakar Caadern Sardosk of Thursa, Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek
The next illustration is based off of a fanon article, I tried my best to get the basic look of the guy.
Felan Weymyss of Pethwys. Copyright © 2014, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek
We do try to look at work done on settlements by Hârn fans that may have posted articles online. I think I was pretty successful.
Just so you know, after typing out this blog post my fingers are a bit sore.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


The beginning of the year I built myself a stand-up desk so I could work in a more comfortable and healthy position. It has helped.  Here is a link: Something to Stand For .
At first I thought I had made a terrible mistake. It wore me out and my feet were killing me. Well, I got used to it in about a week. I love it now. I find myself moving around. I don't settle into an unhealthy position like I did when I was sitting. Plus I got a nice high chair I can sit in if I get tired.

I had to make a few adjustments to it adding some file holders and raising the pull out drawing board to up under the monitor. I am now done with this desk.

Or am I? Now it seems I am out of the loop, I apparently now have to build my self a robotic exoskeleton. It seems Robotic Legs are the new stand-up desk.
I am not sure how much these will cost, but I bet it is out of my price range. I am going to have to go all 'Tony Stark' and build my own. Wonder if I can build mine out of wood.