The Secret War Illustration

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One more illustration from “The Secret War” from the amazing game “Era: The Consortium.
Depicting a “Shade” in “stealth armour”, this image is my favorite from the series and ,of much of the work I have done, this has probably come closest to the image I had in my mind before I started work.
SHADES

The game itself has received some amazing reviews  such as this one: 
http://rpgknights.com/era-the-consortium-a-review/
and the kickstarter for “The Secret War” Module is getting great reviews too:
http://www.gamingcypher.com/era-the-consortium-the-secret-war-kickstarter-launches-today/

The kickstarter itself is here :
https://goo.gl/AE9hou
All images are copyright Shades of Vengeance.

The Secret War.

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Era :The Consortium –  New Illustrations

I’ve been working with Shades of Vengeance  on a new module for the RPG Era the Consortium. As well as the graphics and layout, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the illustration which you can see here.
Hai Xang Kovibolloas Promotion phantom attackThe game itself has received some amazing reviews  such as this one: 
http://rpgknights.com/era-the-consortium-a-review/
and the kickstarter for “The Secret War” Module is getting great reviews too:
http://www.gamingcypher.com/era-the-consortium-the-secret-war-kickstarter-launches-today/

The kickstarter itself is here :
https://goo.gl/AE9hou
All images are copyright Shades of Vengeance.

Holiday Season Specials

Great Offers Just In Time For The Holidays.

Custom Cover Art Starting from as low as: $165
Character art from only: $15
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And I’m launching the New Sci Fi ready made cover dept  with Jason Archer which you can see here
Where the covers are launching at the special low price of :$135

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Magic Times

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This was something of a challenge

…and getting all the key element’s in place turned out to be a lot of fun.
Harvey Click always manages to overheat my brain cells in the best possible way!

I’m even thinking it might be cool to make a complete set of Tarot cards.. If only I had the time.
Magic Times e book coverThe Fool Tart Card

Magic Times spread

Dragons and Dwarfs-the puzzle.

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Here is the solution and below is a description of how I came to it:

A Gathering of DwarfsWhen I read Ben Hammott’s “Dead Dragon’s Gold Book 1, A Gathering of Dwarfs” I realized I was going to have to take a slightly different approach. The Book begins where the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs left off. The Dwarfs have separated to find their way in the world but other forces are at work to bring them back together; to take on an epic quest.

In this Book we get a deep insight into their individual character and the powers at their disposal, as well as some hints of the powers that have begun to pull their strings; and this was what I decided to show by taking a similar approach to that of the great ‘Drew Struzan’ when he produces movie posters – such as those he created for Blade runner and  Star Wars.

I decided to paint a scene from each of the Dwarf’s stories and tie them all together using images representing the forces that manipulate them in the story (sorry this sounds vague but I don’t want to give spoilers). If you want to know more the book is right here.

For the composition I opted for sacred geometry. Each illustration was designed using Golden Ratio’s and the final composition was laid out using the same method, which though it looks complex actually simplified things for me since I had very specific areas where I could place the images and, because they were designed using sacred geometry, balance was much easier to achieve, and when positioning the images all I really had to consider was the color balance (The object being to draw the eye into the focus and then lead it on into the details,) since the positions and sizes were dictated by the grid.
Dwarfs - sacred geometry Here is the image with some of the geometry laid over it (I’ve simplified it somewhat to make it clearer, but hopefully you’ll get the idea).

I feel it turned out well and Ben is very happy so overall it was a good result.

I never really grew up.

Dog Fight

As a small boy I was fascinated by the Battle of Britain and spent a lot of time drawing “Dog Fights”.  Working with Richard Tongue has meant I get to revisit that theme; but in space! A dream come true because, like me, he loves the retro look.

Aces High

Traitor's Duty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out my latest Summer special offers here: https://goo.gl/2zpxwS
Covers starting at under $130, Character Designs $45 

Amazing Cover art from under $130

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Summer Specials!

To say thanks for all your support I’ve created these Summer specials:
Check it these great deals: https://goo.gl/2zpxwS before all the slots are booked.
I’ve also added character design for only $45 a character, front action view,  back and side all in full color.

Illustration by Keith Draws: All rights belong to Shades of Vengeance

Illustration by Keith Draws: All rights belong to Shades of Vengeance

DEMONS are you scared yet?

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Well I Was!!

… after getting commissioned to produce the covers for the Demon Frenzy series by Harvey Click. He gave descriptions of Demons that were incredibly challenging, but lets face it. I love doing stuff like this so what really scared me was would I be able to stop!
Here are the first two. More to come soon

Demon Frenzy

Demon Mania

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