I would like to offer my services as an artist to the pencil-y challenged gamers of the world! Send me your warrior, wizard, elf or dwarf, your vampire, superhero, or cyber punk, commando, Jedi knight or Space Marine (I could even sketch your spaceship!); any kind of Role Playing Game character and I’ll draw them - for a somewhat small fee.
Every individual who pledges to my Kickstarter campaign will receive their own totally original artwork, completely customized to each character.
I’ve decided to keep it simple and offer three choices: a $30 pledge gets you a black and white 8 1/2 x 11 character portrait; a $50 pledge gets you a color portrait of your character with a plain white background; a $250 pledge gets you an 11 x 17 digitally painted (Photoshop) color portrait of your warrior/elf/commando /Space Marine/whatever. That's it.
I've set the funding goal low as well so that you can get your artwork as fast as possible.
How it works:
Send me a copy of your character sheet and a brief description of your character; what he or she (or it) is like, what they wear, etc. I will make an original, hand-drawn sketch of your character, then scan it into the computer. I’ll e-mail you a preliminary sketch for your approval, then I'll touch it up in Photoshop and send it on its way.
For the full color $250 portrait, we can go into some detail - maybe you could describe a monumental moment in your character’s history (the single handed victory over the goblin horde, something like that) and I could bring that memory to life !
Want something different? A sketch of your entire gaming group, a "party portrait", maybe? Write me an e-mail and we can work out a price.
Estimated Ship Date: Once the funding goal has been reached, I begin working on the portraits and I will send out a schedule of estimated completion dates. I will complete the work in the order in which they were received: first come, first served.
Update #3 !!
I'm posting this one on the Kickstarter page so everyone can see how I do what I do. I got to meet with a local gamer and all around cool guy, Tory Middlebrooks, at Hat's Games down here in the Old Pueblo (Tucson, Arizona) the other night. He's interested in having a portrait made of his character. "Patch" Bergstrom is a Shadowrun troll who works as a medic for one of the meat wagon ambulance services, working his way through med school. He's 7 feet tall, with all the standard troll features: horns and tusks and dermis plates and bonespurs.
I started sketching out some ideas, to try to capture "Patch" - the first one is a very traditional Scandinavian troll - I think he looks great, but not right for Shadowrun - even with the gun. The next one is a little too hair band meets Wolverine.
The next pair are much better, I like the one on the right a lot, that's probably the one. Hmmm, might need longer horns...The bottom one is my favorite, with the droopy horns and the tired eyes. All work and no sleep makes "Patch" one tired troll!
The next step is to outfit "Patch" and draw a body to go with the head. Then color and maybe a great background.
I've been working on Patch's outfit: an armored vest, white with a big red medic cross on the front, a back pack full of meds, stim packs all the way down his legs, and an Ares Predator .55 cal pistol is strapped to his waist. Patch is fast, not only trained in parkour but he's magically enhanced - his feet have a glowing aura! I couldn't stuff his feet into a plain old pair of boots! I thought because of his troll claws, bone spurs and dermis plating, shoes would be uncomfortable to say the least - barefoot is best. Here's a rough sketch.
Update #5: The Finished Product!
Tory Middlebrook's troll medic "Patch" Bergstrom is ready to prowl the mean streets of the Shadowrun universe!
By the way, all artwork on this page is the sole property of Larry Anderson.
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