Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm working on a picture book right now, but in the morning I like to do a bit of sketching to loosen up. I've been doing a lot of 80's influenced fantasy drawings. Above is another Kenku sketch. This one has some Russ Nicholson, Brian Froud and a little Don Bluth (The Secret of NIMH)

Here's a Dragon Rider. WAAAAY more fierce than Eragon. :)

A Deep Gnome influenced by the great Russ Nicholson in the Fiend Folio.

A Boar Rider. Snort. Wild boars and wart hogs are such amazing animals.

A Dwarf Champion ready to rumble. Some Clyde Caldwell, Larry Elmore, Jeff Easley vibes. I really like a lot of the DragonLance and Dragon Magazine artists.

2 comments:

SpecialAgentButler said...

Hey Ben. I love your drawings. I am a huge fan of the old monster manual illustrations(Russ, D.A.T., Sutherland). I have a webcomic called HIT PTS. that you should check out: http://hitpts.blogspot.com/
Let me know what you think.:)

Nightstorm said...

I think you should do a mosnter book for one of the clone games. These are far better than the fiend folio ones. I like Russ's work, but the folio was not one of his stronger pieces (maybe with the exception of the full page pieces).