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Hrevelax
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Feedack?

Post by Hrevelax » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:13 am

It's hard to get honest feedback in person. I'm having a hard time "finding an audience" with my work, like it's generally doesn't have the impact that I think it should. I don't know, is there something off putting about my work? Or am I showing it to the wrong people?

My influences mostly come from indie comics, Euro comics, all types of books really, and music.
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I dig goblins.
I dig goblins.
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I did a few of these for a card game that never materialized.
I did a few of these for a card game that never materialized.
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This one of my favorites that I've done in the fantasy genre.
This one of my favorites that I've done in the fantasy genre.
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Re: Feedack?

Post by GnomeBoy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:07 am

I think they are fun, evocative illustrations. They aren't as hard-edged nor as retro as stuff from DCC (more sort of 'fairy-tale-ish' (not a criticism)) -- but I see no reason why you couldn't find an audience for them if you tried.
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Re: Feedack?

Post by Hrevelax » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:42 am

GnomeBoy wrote:I think they are fun, evocative illustrations. They aren't as hard-edged nor as retro as stuff from DCC (more sort of 'fairy-tale-ish' (not a criticism)) -- but I see no reason why you couldn't find an audience for them if you tried.
Yeah, they're definitely more "modern" than the DCC stuff. They're a lot lighter too, or softer, I can't tell which. I've mellowed out and now find myself doing more kid friendly stuff.
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I drew several versions of this guy for a card game that never happened.
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Death tarot card.
Death tarot card.
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Re: Feedack?

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:33 pm

Just realized one thing they put me in mind of: Boardgames.

RPG art can be all over the map, but is generally more gritty in one way or another -- but there are lots of boardgames that might involve 'creatures' with 'weapons' but that are rendered in a softer, more 'family-friendly' manner.

I could totally see that big color art piece on the box for some sort of "Goblin invasion' dice game or card game or what-have-you.
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Re: Feedack?

Post by Hrevelax » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:27 pm

GnomeBoy wrote:Just realized one thing they put me in mind of: Boardgames.

RPG art can be all over the map, but is generally more gritty in one way or another -- but there are lots of boardgames that might involve 'creatures' with 'weapons' but that are rendered in a softer, more 'family-friendly' manner.
That's very insightful of you! When I made these, I was on a boardgame kick and was aspiring to make my own. You're right though. For this style, a boardgame or something similar would work well together.

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