Sunday, 30 December 2012


As promised ... a final post before the years end. I hadn't planned to leave it so late, but I've been a bit busy [grin] though the Christmas period has slowed me down a little.

First, a couple of pieces from my work on the up and coming new album "FALSE WEAVERS" for the group Blackbird Raum and produced by Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club.

First the record cover... [FULL COVER & FRONT COVER]

Plus the map that will accompany it... Sorry this is a bit small, but I believe the original will appear A3.

Look out for it all in the early new year.

Also a piece for a new adventure to come from Goodman Games.

To divide the 'new' from the 'old' a bit of colour.

This is the Mudworm from Mudworm Swamp, book 3 in the series 'The adventures of Goldhawk' by Ian Livingstone. I had to create the beast so the cover artist had something to work from, whereas the original 'pig' was created by Ian McCaig I believe.

Now in the last post Springinsfeld mentioned his son was reading [playing] a couple of the Robin of Sherwood books and further to my reply and pure serendipity I found some of the original artwork and reproduce it here below.

For those who like the information, these were done with a dip rather than my more usual technical pen.

Atom made a comment on facebook about, 'Always lots of interesting things happening in Russ Nicholson street scenes. Middenheim in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is no exception'. Well here it is and below it another street scene. Hope you like it Andy.

For those that want more apparently you can download the whole book for free.

I don't know who gave 'them' permission to use my artwork [I know it wasn't me ...laugh] and although Games Workshop have rights to the original book they do not to my artwork being reproduced by another company, or group, but that is the murky world of copyright I suppose. 

Now a couple of other pieces found on the internet. 

This [above] from 'The Fiend Folio' ... Meazel's.
Below from one of Dave Morris' excellent creations one of my drawings.

Below is a study for a lizard done in the mists of time. Media ... chinagraph pencil [or similar].

Here we have a spot piece for a Fanzine I think.

This picture was never used for 'The Trolltoth Wars'. My final decision was to split the scene into two using it to 'bookend' the text.

Finally a piece for the BFS [I think] for their Bulletins letters page. Remember those days when writing letters was the thing to do? Ah, happy days.

Thanks for being there ... see you in the New Year.

PS: as the record cover and map came out a tad small here they are again.

A Happy New year 2013 to all!


  1. That is a spectacular map!

    I remember borrowing the Robin of Sherwood gamebooks out of the local library when a small lad, didn't know it was you that did the illustrations!

  2. I don't know who the band is and to be honest I don't care what their music is like, I'd buy their if I thought I was going to get an A3 copy of that map. I agree with Coopdevil, it looks spectacular.

    I have the Robin of Sherwood gamebooks in my collection but I don't believe I've ever cracked open their covers. I'll have to do so now that I've seen your wonderfully gritty illustrations for them.

    Happy New Year Russ and thanks for another year of glimpses into your art, past and present.

    1. Thank you David, and do look out for more 'old and new' in the year ahead, and if I catch up with the job I'm working on at present ... it will be as soon as I can.

  3. Downloading stuff from Scribd isn't free, you have to pay a subscription. You may not be getting any money from it but they sure as hell are.

    1. Downloading from Scribd is free. Sometimes they will ask you to upload a file in order to keep downloading for free. When that happens I simply upload a random character sheet from my hard drive and then keep freely downloading for the next few months. I've never paid Scribd a cent and yet I download from them regularly.

  4. Happy new year 2013 to you Russ ! Many hugs from France ! :-)

    1. Happy New Year 2013 to you all Emmanuel, and lets hope with your excellent recent news that 2013 is a great one. I suspect you'll be too 'busy' to make Trolls and Legends [grin].

  5. Awesome album cover, never heard of the band before but their facebook page had absolutely smashing sample of them playing in subway.

  6. Excellent work yet again Russ, lovin those new pieces. All the best in 2013!

  7. I love that map! Could we see a larger version? Or possibly a smaller section in greater detail?

    1. Thanks to you both for your comments, Jonas and Atom, and in reply, Chuck thank you too, and I will see what I can do with my next post, but I understand the map will be an A3 'give-away' with the up and coming album.

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