Saturday, February 11, 2012

Compendium Progress Report and Art Teaser

I am happy to announce that as of today, Spawn of Endra and I are well dug into the task of compiling, selecting, and copy editing the material for the forthcoming Lands of Ara Compendium 2011. Barring any unforeseen hiccups, we anticipate releasing the Compendium as a free pdf by the end of February or thereabouts.

Artwork-wise, Johnathan Bingham and colorist Daisey Bingham have completed a full-color cover illustration, of which a tantalizing snippet appears above. And Kelvin Green has provided us with the interior creature illustrations, my favorite of which you can also see in partial form below. Obviously, these folks' artwork is top-notch, so I only hope our gaming content will stand up to it!

"Rawr!  Out of my way!  I have to get down off this mountain and into town to download the Lands of Ara Compendium 2011!"

8 comments:

  1. Compendiums of blog material are just vanity projects showing off...oh no wait...congratulations!

    Seriously look forward to it especially with a cover from Pie to grace it.

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    1. Thanks! I think Daisey did an awesome job on the color work. I'm going to do a process post showing some of the stages of development after the guys finish with the compendium. And I've got another one I'm going to do for them ;).

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    2. Wow, I can't wait to see the process shots! And of course I'm looking forward to more fruitful collaborations with you and Daisey.

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    3. The colours on the cover are amazing. I can't wait to see the finished piece!

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  2. Looking forward to it as well. Cool art, love the style.

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  3. @ckutalik: Yes, I've enjoyed your vanity project -- er, I mean, valuable contribution to the hobby myself, yours and Al Krombach's being key inspirations for ours. Thanks for your support!

    @Digital: Thanks, yes, the art will be good.

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  4. The artwork looks great! (Nice to see some colour actually.) Looking forward to it!

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