Monday 21 January 2013

First of the year... with hopes it'll be a good one for all!

So, it's bloody cold outside and there's at least four inches of snow, the car is frozen and the kitchen is cold, ,but at least our one main fire works and I can survive a few minutes at the colder end of the room to bring you the first post of 2013.
[I'd actually typed 'cod' instead of 'cold' then remembered switching the light on helps, I will warm up eventually :)]

 So what news, well I've now finished a few major jobs, including for the French production of Advanced Fighting Fantasy - Défis Fantastiques-Le Jeu de rôle which contains work from many artists including me [I'll post a 'new' picture to wet your appetite later]; for the music group Blackbird Raum [see cover and map last post] and the their record company - the Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club [for whom I'm working on a T-shirt design], and for Kobold Press, which is a bit hush hush at the moment. 

But first a few oldies from a variety of sources. Work first published for the BFS Fanzine of old [mostly spots], Games Workshop and a couple of other places. 
Do not look into the 'cat's' eyes.

A fighting Dark Elf.
                                                                  A Spectral knight

Here you can see an early piece of monster creating, where I was still experimenting with pen, and trying not to be 'pigeon holed' .... [laugh] As if!

Here [above] we have a 'credits' page for an old copy of a related British Fantasy Society publication, and on the left, a sketch for a disgruntled warrior dwarf.

 For the 1988 World Fantasy Convention I was asked to create a few spot pieces each linked to the theme of a vampiric Jack the Ripper.

Below is part of a larger picture drawn for Games Workshop where the performance of a play is effected by a gibbering Chaos moon.
 More recent work includes the following ... First from a few years ago where we find Wizard Elves fighting back the world of Chaos.
This one [below] shows shows our warriors menaced from the denizens of the forest.

Now for more recent pieces. First a Dragon Warrior, and below a new piece for Défis Fantastiques-Le Jeu de rôle. I could show more but why not buy the book?

To finish; on the previous posting, Chuck commented how much he liked the map and if I'd show a section of it. So for Chuck, and anyone else who'd like to see that below is a couple of sections. 

Th...Th...That's all folks. Till the next time ;).


  1. So, hang on, the French get all new art in their version of AFF2e? Aw, lucky buggers.

  2. Best ask them? I'm just a jobbing artist.

  3. I say fair play, glad our French cousins are keeping you busy Russ.Amazing work as usual, I have not seen one of these little gems before, a nice treat.Keep yourself warm matey.I spent about 30 minutes de-snowing/icing the car this morning.You have such a huge following in the u.k and France now Russ, congrats.

  4. Much appreciated Andy... as for my car the road is still one of hell [thanks to sledges] and will it start?

  5. Better off not driving in these conditions. Supplies getting low? We stocked up on food and essentials beforehand.If the car has been parked up covered in snow in these cold conditions, it will need a good battery to start it.I cleared all the snow off first, then opened the bonnet to let more air in. The snow blocks all the rear bonnet grilles.Turn everything off when attempting to start motor, heater, lights etc.Best of luck, everyone was struggling pulling away outside my place yesterday. Even the post van guy way wheel spinning while attempting to pull away. (after just parking for 5 mins)
    Denise(my girlfriend)who hates & generally refuses to drive in snow & ice, pulled away perfectly out of the snow mound our car had been parked in all week? I have to say I was impressed. She was sick and driving to the doctors.

    1. Sorry for long delay, as you'll surmise we survived [smile] and we hope Denise is well now.

  6. Il a été constaté que tous les types d'information. Jeux de créer un super boulot. J'ai essayé de faire des jeux. Cependant, j'ai réussi et.
    "Jeux de vehicles"


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