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Transformers Robots in Disguise #33 30th Anniversary RI Cover by Sarah Stone
For all you dungeon masters and chaotic neautrals and all other D & D players, I designed the ultimate shirt lol. jk it was fun though. Available on loohuman.com
Bravest Warriors #24 is coming out next week, with this cover I did for it! Here’s some of the process work - I included some explanations this time. I don’t know if it’ll be helpful at all or just… verbose… but hopefully there’s something useful in there :>
2. Tight sketch
3. Rough values painted underneath the sketch
4. Value painting on top of the sketch to tighten things up
5. Flat colors! Regular area fill for set pieces, and a few color/overlay layers to quickly indicate hues in the painting
6. Set lighting: using multiply layers to indicate the overall scene lighting raking across the wall, working out how that will interact with the portrait painting and lead the eye. Also continuing to paint in regular layers on top of the portrait.
7. Warming/brightening up the scene lighting, picking out highlights on the frame, softening some form shadow edges to add dimension, adding some rimlight to Catbug. Continuing to work up the portrait. Adding occlusion shadows under the frame and curtains.
8. Using a lighten layer to better expose and unify the areas of the scene struck by light. Lightening the shadow areas a bit to raise overall tone and prevent stuff from getting lost or too dark.
9. Pushing the lights even further to get a stronger afternoon-light feel and create better separation between light and shadow. Adding a soft glow around the light edges. And dust mote sparkles! :>
My writing for Paizo got a smile and a nod from Feministing.
Now to get my ass in gear and add some trans men and nonbinary folk…
Congrats, and thank you so much for all your work! Now though, I’m wondering: in what ways exactly do other Harrow decks mimic the Rae clan one?
In olden days, every harrower carfted their own deck, or added to their family deck as they needed to. Because each card is built around mythology and fables, each different clans mythology meant that each clan’s harrower had a unique deck, and even cards made around the same story might employ different symbolism. The basic notion of nine alignments and six suits remained the same, but the rest could be pretty flexible.
Ever since Sonnorae bound her family deck to the outer planes, though, harrow cards that weren’t a part of her family’s deck have a strange habit of going missing or meeting strange accidents, replaced by cards from the Rae deck—the so-called deck of Harrowed Tales—penned in the same style as the rest of the deck they join. There’s no flashy BAMF moment where one card becomes another, it just sort of happens quietly when no one checks on a deck in a while.