I have been an artist for all my life. When nobody is looking I am drawing. When I have nothing to do I am painting. When I am walking down the street my mind is working on a way to paint the sunset. My Art style changes often. This gives me a variety of skills to draw from. Though my focus is on the game space I am more than able to adapt to other intensities
More importantly what I can provide a client is a level of professionalism that is rare in the art world. I work well with clients often asking for feedback. I see creating artwork for a client to be an interactive process. Not only do I strive for a level of quality in my work, I tend to finish the work on time.
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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.
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 )
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.
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.
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.
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.