Sunday, 7 April 2013

A complete book: 'Necklace of Skulls' ... all the pictures.

Back from Trolls and Legendes 2013, in Mons, Belgium, and an appearance at  in Lille, France. In hindsight the later proved a 'convention too far' and I'm a bit run down now recovering from a chest infection  But that's life. Can't laugh, I just start coughing.

 Here are a some of the pics showing me chatting and signing while there. The first two show me at the Le Grimoire table, and the others at the Scriptarium table the following day.














Finally, me talking about my work to two fans at another games convention in Lille.

Dave Morris, in his excellent Fabled Lands blog, mentioned a book, The Necklace of Skulls, that we worked on together many moons ago. Including, if I'm honest, a couple of  pictures that I was made to make changes too that I'd rather forget about. For the full story check out Dave's blog. So in its entirety are those pictures, in no particular order, that I did for Necklace of Skulls. Again, my thanks to Dave who sent them to me. 
























So there you have it for this post ... hopefully I will feel better soon, and again ready to post once more.



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  1. Some of my very favourite pics here, Russ. Just love the way you did the water in that pirate one!

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    1. Thank you Dave, I love the patterning of water.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your pictures of Trolls and Legends, I regret I couldn't be there... next year I hope !... And thank you very much for sharing all those great drawings ! Your water effect is indeed facinating and also your "maya" style I didn't know !

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    1. Ah, have you looked at my 'Japanese' style for book six of the Fabled Lands?

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    2. Oh yes I have and I appreciate it ! I was very astonished the first time I looked at them because the style is so specific and far from what I used to know from your artwork ! ... The characters really look like those from japonese old print and I particulary love the city roofs, the kirin of paragraph 415 and the delicate landscape with the cascade of paragraph 359...

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  3. (That book, Lords of the Rising Sun, is my own favourite of the FL series but I recommend looking at all of them as Russ has used a different style to evoke each part of the world.)

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  4. Great stuff, as always.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Paul it helps as I cough myself better [grin].

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    1. Wow, new fantastic artwork!
      I love the village scenes and the 'hanging' creatures (frightening!).
      Your blog is a gold mine.

      And many thanks to have been with us at T&L and les Croisades d'Unnord (in Lille).
      I'll contact you soon to order new illustrations for the French AFF version of Titan.

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