Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Trolls bits ...a little more.

Busy on stuff but felt as I've a bit of Troll material still to post I should get on with it.

Some more stuff I took with me [and thanks to those whom I met there, especially those who've posted a comment].

The first are from Fighting Fantasy 51: Island of the Undead. Originally I'd been offered FF 50:Return to Firetop Mountain, which I had looked forward to, but it was given to another instead.

 The following are from one of the Advanced FF books [posted on someone else's blog but not credited [as far as I could see] to me. So excuse quality of picture size/quality.



 These last were part of a private commission.
Right, that will hopefully do for the moment, though there are still a few bits to come....
Oops, how could I forget .... the Githyanki.

10 comments:

  1. I've recently been replaying through Fighting Fantasy #1 on the Kindle - it has all your art in it still.

    I spent hundreds of hours playing those books at my grandmothers, and your art was a large part of that.

    These pictures are awesome! I never got to play those other books, so getting a look at what you did for them is wonderful!

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  2. I would love to see a larger size image of the battle scene. It looks perfectly epic. And as always, I love the Githyanki.

    Did you have any idea what an iconic image/creature the Githyanki would become? I know that they caught my gaming groups' imagination from the moment one of us go the original Fiend Folio.

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  3. Tom, If I come across the original ...I will post, or if you cannot wait ...see it in the 'reprints' of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy Series from http://www.arion-games.com/AFF.html. that are coming out soon.

    As for the Githyanki, all I can say is I enjoyed creating them from the written description I was given for the Fiend Folio book, but as for their popularity ...I was not made aware by anyone except in a 'general' sense, and until some recent private commissions have never been offered the opportunity to work on them since.

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  4. Nice pieces as usual Russ, thanks for posting. That Githyanki piece is lovely, classic iconic D&D creature and we have you to thank for how it looks. Take a bow Mr Nicholson. ;)

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  5. I will ... in the words of Horace Horsecollar [or Goofy ....don't worry it's an age thing] Gorsh, chee, willikers ...aah shucks [said in the voice of Jimmy Stewart].

    Thank you.

    alright ..it's very early morning, ok!?!

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  6. So "nice" creatures you offer us ! Thank you Russ ! I really appreciate the first one and will seek for the FF51 without delay !
    By the way, I really regret they finally didn't ask you to work on the return to firetop mountain...

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  7. Thanks, I had no 'say' in such matters, just first I was told I was to do it then it never happened. The most popular FF artist of all was, I believe, Martin McKenna [a good artist and a very nice guy] and he did it instead.

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  8. Continuing to give us great work, Russ. Thank you.

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  9. Martin Mc Kenna was my second choice of FF artists.Its an awful pity you did not get to illustrate more of the Fighting Fantasy Books (or am I just being greedy?)Think of all that extra Nicholson Art we would have seen!

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