Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prints on Inprnt.com

The largest print I had brought to NordCon was A3. People actually asked for bigger, which was great, and my clients' wishes are my command. Large-scale prints are now available at my Inprnt.com shop http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/ranarh, while I build my webshop into my site http://www.jsl-art.de. I can't promise an opening date just yet, but in the meantime let me know if there's anything you want me to add. Right now, the plan is to offer prints of various sizes, at the very least: postcards (because I love them) and wall posters (because they're cool). Signed prints will also be available. The webshop will be the premier place to sell originals - if you'd like to own an original you've seen, maybe on deviantArt or at a convention, let me know via email at jsl@jsl-art.de, which is also where you can direct any other inquiries and suggestions about prints and originals.

[Artikel auf Deutsch]

Drucke auf Inprnt.com

Die größten Drucke die ich zum NordCon mitgebracht hatte waren A3. Ich wurde nach größeren Drucken gefragt, was toll war, und weil der Wunsch meiner Kunden mein Befehl ist, gibt es jetzt großformatige Drucke in meinem Shop auf Inprnt.com, http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/ranarh , während ich einen Webshop in meine Webseite http://www.jsl-art.de integriere. Ich kann noch kein Eröffnungsdatum versprechen, aber bis es soweit ist, lasst mich unbedingt wissen wenn es etwas gibt das Ihr Euch wünscht. Es wird auf jeden Fall Postkarten geben (weil ich die liebe) und Poster (weil sie cool sind), und signierte Drucke. Der Webshop wird der erste Ort sein, an dem Originale zu haben sein werden - wenn Ihr Euch jetzt schon für ein Werk interessiert, das Ihr vielleicht auf deviantArt oder auf einer Veranstaltung gesehen habt, schreibt mir gern unter jsl@jsl-art.de , was auch die Adresse ist wenn Ihr Wünsche, Fragen oder Anmerkungen zu Drucken und Originalen habt.

[Article in English]

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tara, a guinea pig's portrait

While I had spent all my time drawing for clients at HeinzCoin in March, at NordCon last weekend I barely sat down. But what I did manage is this portrait of the guinea pig Tara. It was done from a reference photo her owner had brought, because Tara couldn't make it to the con herself.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Pilkammruine

The ruins of the old Rondra temple and fort of Pilkamm. A chapter opener for the multi-part adventure "Theaterritter".
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Die Ruine der alten rondrageweihten Tempelburg Pilkamm. Ein Kapitelstarter für das mehrteilige Abenteuer "Theaterritter".


Monday, June 12, 2017

Break with Charcoal

Charcoal has been my favourite medium for many months now. These are some of the drawings I did recently, all done on 43×61 cm paper, from reference. Some animals are more fun than others - warthogs are awesome. There are also walkthroughs in my sketchbook thread on conceptart.org: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/324711-Ranarh-s-Sketchbook-Vol-2







Thursday, June 8, 2017

Key

A small painting with waterbased Winsor & Newton oil paints I recently acquired. I found them delightful to use in tandem with acrylics, but wanted to use them on their own. So I primed a piece of wood board I had lying around (with wall paint), and went to find out about the differences between ivory black and lamp black (lamp is bluish), and zinc and titanium white (I was told zinc white dries faster, which seems to be true). Then, when I had varnished the piece (with Liquitex acrylics varnish. I wasn't sure if that would work at all - it seems to, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed), I noticed a bristle in the almost dry varnish, tried to pick it out, and peeled off half the painting. Panic! After I calmed down again, I sanded that area and repainted it. Then varnished it again. I still know where the blasted thing was, but hopefully it's not a glaring mistake anymore.


"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Seenland

Another illustration for the Siebenwindküste regional expansion for the Dark Eye. Some seclusive castles in the lake region can only be reach via bridges.
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Eine weitere Illustration für den Regionalband Siebenwindküste für das Schwarze Auge. Einige abgelegene Burgen können nur über Brücken erreicht werden.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Windhagberge

The stormy shores of the Seven Wind's Coast, complete with westwind dragon (which was done with help from Art Director Nadine Schäkel).
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Die stürmischen Strände der Siebenwindküste, komplett mit Westwinddrachen (bei dem ich Hilfe von Art Director Nadine Schäkel hatte).




Monday, June 5, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Monastery

A monastery where the adventurers research about astronomy, from the adventure "Niobaras Vermächtnis" for the Dark Eye. I was told it's pretty remote, so I make it look like people don't get out much.
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Ein Kloster in dem die Abenteurer sich mit Astronomie beschäftigen, aus dem DSA-Abenteuer "Niobaras Vermächtnis". Es soll sehr abgelegen sein, also habe ich es aussehen lassen als ob die Leute hier nicht oft rauskommen.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Hohenwacht

Hohenwacht monastery, from "Niobaras Vermächtnis", an adventure for the Dark Eye. I gave it a positive feeling, although I don't know what happens there (I haven't played the adventure yet).
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Kloster Hohenwacht, für das DSA-Abenteuer "Niobaras Vermächtnis". Ich habe ihm einen positiven Eindruck gegeben, obwohl ich nicht weiß was dort passiert (ich habe das Abenteuer noch nicht gespielt).


Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Neersand

Another chapter start image, showing the trading city Neersand high up north.
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Ein weiterer Kapitelstarter, der die Handelsstad Neersand hoch im Norden zeigt.


Friday, April 28, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Muhrsape

The infamous bog called Muhrsape has a lot of meaning to me as a player, as my characters had many adventures there - around Havena's gruesome prison for capital punishments, the witches, will-o'-wisps, and undead roaming it...
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Der berüchtigte Sumpf Muhrsape bedeutet mir als Spieler viel, weil meine Charaktere dort viele Abenteur erlebt haben - um Havenas grauenvolles Gefängnis für Schwerverbrecher, mit den Hexen, Irrlichtern und Untoten die hier hausen...


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rhoeneoak - Principium Streets

An illustration for the Rhoenoek novel world of John Enitsu, with a GIF progression. http://www.Facebook.com/RhoenoakBookOfficial



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Coast

From the Seven Winds Coast region expansion for the Dark Eye. I kept all the landscapes for it rather grey and rainy to emphasize the feeling of northern shores and a windy country.
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Für den Regionalband Siebenwindküste für das Schwarze Auge. Ich habe alle Landschaften dafür ziemlich grau und regnerisch gehalten, um den Eindruck von nördlichen Küsten und windigem Land zu verstärken.


Monday, April 24, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Khunchom

When Ulisses' art director told me about visualizing Khunchom, I think I was scared stiff for a moment - Khunchom being one of the largest cities of Aventuria - but in the end, it was pretty cool to give such a place my own touch. I made a 3D model in Blender to help with the perspective.
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Als Ulisses' Art Director mir davon erzählte Khunchom zu illustrieren, war ich einen Moment starr vor Schreck - Khunchom ist eine der größten Städte Aventuriens - aber schließlich war es ziemlich cool einem solchen Schauplatz meinen Anstrich zu verleihen. Ein 3D-Modell mit Blender hat mir bei der Perspektive geholfen.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Culture

Interesting to RPGs are of course how people and specifically, adventurers, travel, where they stay, and what they eat. This is a chapter intro illustration for that.
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Interessant im Rollenspiel ist ja immer auch wie Leute, besonders Abenteurer, reisen, wo sie schlafen und was sie essen. Dies ist der Kapitelstarter für das Thema.


Friday, April 21, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Trade

A chapter start image that appeared in several publications. A slim format that would have a headline over the top was an interesting challenge to compose.
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Ein Kapitelstarterbild das in meheren Büchern abgedruckt wurde. Solche schmalen Formate sind herausfordernd zu komponieren, wenn auch noch Überschriften Teile verdecken.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - The Flood

In old times, the city Havena was devastated when the sea god Efferd sent the big flood. It was a lot of fun to ruin the city and drown it's inhabitants, even the cats ;)
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In alten Zeiten wurde die Stadt Havena verheert, als der Meeresgott Efferd die große Flut schickte. Es war ziemlich viel Spaß the Stadt zu verwüsten und die Einwohner zu ersäufen, sogar die Katzen ;)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Großer Fluss

The Great River is one of Aventuria's main waterflows and sees a lot of trade by boat. While it crosses through lots of different landscapes, I stuck with a misty atmosphere because it was for the Coast region expansion.
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Der Große Fluss ist einer von Aventurien's größten Strömen und wird von zahlreichen Handelsschiffen befahren. Er fließt zwar durch viele unterschiedliche Landschaften, aber weil die Illustration für die Siebenwindküste gedacht war, bin ich bei dunstiger Atmosphäre geblieben.


Monday, April 17, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump - Farindelwald

For The Dark Eye RPG, the mystical fairy forest of Albernia. I was asked to include beastingers, and picked a fox and hare eventually, after trying storks and others.
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Für das Schwarze Auge, der legendäre Feenwald Albernias. Ich sollte außerdem Biestinger zeigen, und entschied mich nach ein paar Versuchen mit Störchen und anderen Tieren für Fuchs und Hase.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

"Das Schwarze Auge" Art Dump starting (again)... now

I just got a few pounds of The Dark Eye books from Ulisses Spiele, so I wanted to share the artworks I did for them now. Let's start with an illustration for the Coast of the Sea of the Seven Winds, the region Abagund.
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Ich hab gerade ein paar Kilo DSA-Bücher von Ulisses Spiele bekommen, also wollte ich die Illustratioen teilen die ich dafür gemacht habe. Fangen wir an mit einem Bild von der Siebenwindküste, der Region Abagund.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

New Rhoenoak illustrations

My work together with novel author John Enitsu continues. These are my latest illustrations for it.
http://www.Facebook.com/RhoenoakBookOfficial







Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HeinzCon Aftermath (part 2)

The character portraits I did at HeinzCon. Most of them were photographed, under less-than-ideal conditions (playing havoc especially with the oil pastels I used on the fiery one), which meant I had to fiddle a lot with them, but I do believe this is close to what they look like. Still missing from these are a pirate and a spearfighter. I am suprisingly comfortable with people watching me draw (characters, in charcoal, when I've had time to prepare. That's a lot of conditions ;)).







Monday, March 13, 2017

HeinzCon Aftermath (part 1)

I'm back from Uhrwerk's RPG convention in Norden; a lovely weekend meeting old friends and making new ones, learning a lot about cool new games, and drawing like there's no tomorrow. My table was sandwiched between great neighbours; fellow illustrator Florian Stitz, and Spielraum games shop with awesome, nerdy stuff.
Art-wise, the convention far exceeded my expectations - granted, they were pretty low so that I wouldn't be disappointed should it not go well, but I was busy drawing characters almost all the time. Below are the drawings I made the previous week in preparation, to fill my examples folder. Hopefully, my customers will be so kind and send me scans of the artworks I neglected taking a photo of, so I can show them as well. Among them characters for Splittermond, Shadowrun, The One Ring, and Guild Wars (not a pen&paper, but definitely an RPG).