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List of Amazing RPG & Board Game artist for hire.

People keep telling me that one of the biggest problems for building a Boardgame or publishing an RPG is finding an artist to do the artwork. That comes from a lot of artists are spending a lot of time honing their skills and not marketing themselves. Personally, as I am writing this I keep thinking that I should be painting that "Street Preacher" for the RPG Starfall or finishing up Invoke. So what I have done is collected a few artist that I think that you will like. Few have been working in the creative sector for some time and have an impressive portfolio and CV. There are a few that have never earned a dime for their artwork, and yet they are an amazing artist. (Do we really want to judge an artist by how many paintings they have sold? ...I'm not)

I want to point out that I'm not the agent for these artists so you will have to contact them yourself. I also want to state that I do not claim any of the copyright of the images on this blog post except for the ones that I have created myself. 

I am also going to keep adding to this post. So if you are an artist and would like to be listed check out RPG artists wanted for blog post.

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Painting of a Mushroom house

One of the things about being an artist is that you are always working on different techniques. This painting was a study on values and a few of the new features on Krita. 

Mushroom House or Pub clip art
Mushroom house painting by Kevin C Mason

Though this image does not look complex its too over 20 different layers. The concept of the painting also changed over time. It started with a drawing of a forest. From there it seemed to have a mind of its own where I turned the trunk of a tree into a giant mushroom. Then I started to think that maybe a Gnome or a halfling would be living in it so I added the door. 

While I was thinking about painting the door I decided to put a sign on the side of the mushroom. The only word I could think of was PUB. It could have been that I was also wanting a beer myself. 

You can purchase the license to use this image in your board game or RPG game by clicking on the link below. 

RPG artists wanted for blog post.

 

Are you an artist who is looking to do commissioned artwork for RPG or Boardgames? Or is this something that you have been doing for some time? Maybe you are a cartoonist who has some awesome characters you are willing to license to a game company. OR Maybe you are that talented artist who draws characters for all the players at the table & figured it is time you got paid for your hard work. Well, I'm looking to give you a little more exposure. (No not that kind of exposure. Actual exposure! )  

I'm working on a blog post that is going to highlight artists who are skilled in the area for RPG and Boardgame art. I want to make a blog post where game designers may find you. 

Here is what I need. 

  • A Paragraph about you as an artist. What techniques you use, What style of art, And Maybe an influence or two. 
  • A Small sample of your work at least 300 Pix wide as a teaser  (We want them to go to your website ) 
  • Contact info 
  • OPTIONAL: A photo of you 
  • Once the blog post is up I need help sharing it. The more people share the post the greater the chance you will get hired. 

Sent it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  "Artist Blog" 

 

Ok, you are wondering "What is in it for you? ", I am an artist as well. Though we are all trying to get the same clients I have never seen art as a competition. I figure that if I have an amazing blog post with a list of artists (I'm included in the list) then there is a chance that someone is going to like my style of art and hire me. And if that means that 20 other artists get work before I do FANTASTIC !!!!!  I am all about giving to the community. 

I will not Post 

  • Copyrighted or Trademarked Material: Sorry no Wonder Woman or Fan Art. 
  • Hentai or Adult Material: Trust me I am not a prude by any stretch but the target of this post is for game creators some of them may be looking for artist for a kids game 
  • Racist, Hate or Misogynistic art: Most of it is crap anyway  

The Good Stuff 

  • This cost the artist nothing 
  • I'm not claiming the art in any shape or form 
  • I'm not an art agent so there are no commissions for the work you might get from the blog post. 
RPG webcomic by Kevin C Mason

RPG Web comic

So the other day someone was telling me that I should do a few comics to show off my work. The fist occupation that interested me as a child growing up was being a cartoonist. This was instantly suggested that I should not do that because there is no money in it. At age 45 I don't care anymore. 

This was one of the comics that I was working on when I was 19. At the time there was no such thing as webcomics. And the idea that the characters would be on an actual adventure and not just sit around a table with some dice. 

The idea behind this webcomic is "What would happen if characters were playing other characters but not of their own class".  One of the things that I am going have to do is always mention what class the character is playing as it does not match the image. 

The characters 

Wizbang : The Gamemaster He was one of those classic wizard tropes where he could never cast his spell correctly. 

Woofer:  He was the hero in the previous comic. In the past, he would only growl and be obsessed with food. These days He plays the Paladin. This will be fun because Woofer never had much of a code of ethics. 

Elmo The Dwarf: This guy is going to be playing the mage. He is very grumpy and would rather be drinking beer. 

Oger the Troll: Yes a troll named Oger. He was one of those big oafish characters that were not really smart. He also has a heart of gold that once the few brain cells in his head talk to each other will aways do the right thing. He will be playing the Theif. (He can't pronounce it and I plan to change the spelling every single time he talks" 

Plans for a Webcomic ? 

Not at this point. This is something that you are going to see from time to time but at the moment I'm going to be focusing on my other artwork and trying to get Invoke Published. Like all things if I get enough requests for more I will make more. 

Knights like this Web blog about being a gamemaster
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