People are always asking me if I still have any of the original artwork from my days as a staff artist at TSR Hobbies, the original publishers of the world's first fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Unfortunately, I don't. TSR kept it in their files when I left, and one day (so I'm told) nearly all of that artwork got thrown into a dumpster. It's gone.
So here's the plan. I'm going to re-create my old TSR artwork! All of it, eventually - starting with all 16 of the drawings I did for the Egyptian chapter of the original 1980 edition of the Deities and Demigods manual!
If this project is successful, next month I’ll launch another one - to re-create all of my drawings from another chapter of Deities and Demigods, or perhaps from some other Dungeons and Dragons book. And so on. Eventually, I plan to make a whole collection my re-created TSR illustrations available as an art book.
Here's an example of the way one of these re-creations might turn out, in a side-by-side comparison with an original 1980 drawing: http://jeffdee.deviantart.com/art/Then-and-Now-265568063
BONUS! Eight illustrations were 'missing' (the spaces were left blank) in the Egyptian chapter of the original Deities & Demigods book. For each $200 raised beyond the original goal, I will create a NEW illustration to fill one of those blanks:
* $2,700: Apep, King of Serpents
* $2,900: Apshai, God of Insects
* $3,100: Bes, God of Luck
* $3,300: Flame Snake
* $3,500: Nephthys, Goddess of Wealth
* $3,700: Minion of Set
* $3,900: Shu, God of the Sky
* $4,100: Tefnut, Goddess of Storms
The drawings will be posted to my DeviantArt page (jeffdee.deviantart.com) as soon as they’re completed, so you can see how they turned out and order prints of anything you like.
- (30 days)