Bram Battlehorn spent his youth going on several quests and adventures throughout the realm and beyond. An accomplished fighter, he soon earned the nickname ‘Battering Ram’ for his habit of charging into dangerous situations and knocking down any barricade or enemy in his way. However, a head injury resulting from a confrontation with the evil Baron Morkaggon forced him to retire from adventuring. Soon after, he set up the Battering Ram Tavern, a safe haven and meeting place for all other rambling adventurers, be they hungry for a pie or for a quest.
Here's a Butterfly Wizard for my friend Dawn Clarkson's initiative, Butterflies for Lupus.
For every butterfly design she receives, she'll be giving a donation to the Lupus UK charity as well as showcasing all the designs on her BFL website on World Lupus Day, May 10th.
Click on the links to find out more!
It's Friday, and time for some more podcast fan-art! This time it's that dastardly gang of misfits and murderers roaming the Endless Dungeon, known as the infamous Dungeon Rats!
It's a tremendously fun podcast, with some great characters and encounters, so give it a listen!
Hello all! I'm back from holiday, during which I had the immense pleasure of playing the Talisman (revised 4th edition) board game with Astrid. As well as making our way across the magical land in our quest for the Crown of Command, I had some fun repainting the Dwarf miniature from the game. It's not as neat as I would have liked, but it's all good practice.
Here's another D&D character: The Great Cornetto, the magnificently charismatic tiefling warlock and charlatan! Having made a deal with the archfey hag 'Granny Gretchen', he received powerful arcane magic in exchange for a lifetime of servitude. However, Cornetto escaped and set off an a quest to make his fortune (and avoid Gretchen's vengeful wrath!)
Hail and well met, yet again!
During my recent travels to and from Scotland, I spent a lot of my journey time listening to and greatly enjoying another D&D liveplay podcast: Dungeons, Dice & Everything Nice!
I heartily recommend you give it a listen (especially if you enjoy D&D).
I've almost caught up with their latest episode and I've enjoyed it so much that I decided to draw some fan-art for it, featuring the adventure's 'heroes': Grianna the half-orc ranger, Phoebe the gnome warlock, Kai the Earth Genasi barbarian and Zil, the human wizard.
Unfortunately the house printer/scanner is away for repairs, so all I had at my disposal was my phone camera. This meant that I've coloured these particular drawings in digitally, but I think they look nice all the same.
After starting a new mini-adventure with Astrid, featuring her human druid character Theodesia Mahoganea, I felt like coming up with another character for myself... again.
It should painfully obvious by now that one of the things I like most about Dungeons & Dragons, beyond playing it, is inventing new characters for myself.
Drawing on just how perfectly suited Theodesia is for Astrid (loves wild animals, slightly awkward around new people and her arcane focus is an actual succulent plant), I decided to make a character that really said something about me. Thus, Professor Penflower was born!
An eccentric forest gnome sorcerer and teacher, he is naive and somewhat reckless. He believes the gathering and sharing of knowledge to be of the utmost importance. He is always attempting to teach common (as well as basic magic and philosophy) to goblins, orcs and other monstrous creatures, and goes to any lengths to learn more about the more dangerous aspects of the universe. After summoning a demon in his office for study - and causing a lot of property damage - he was discredited and kicked out of the prestigious magic academy where he worked. His ex-colleague and rival, Dr. Nempyp Runebrew the racist half-elf, was chiefly responsible for his dismissal and the removal of Penflower's books from the academy library. The professor now roams the land in search of new knowledge, new adventures... and new students.
Hail and well met and a great big HELLO! I have returned from my adventures in the Netherlands as well as a first time visit to Scotland, specifically Aberdeen and Dundee. I spent a wonderful week with my mighty girlfriend and my interview for the PGDE Primary course I have applied for at the University of Aberdeen went well. While I gradually readjust to my working/creative routine, here's a brave little fellow I purchased in Eindhoven and painted with Astrid. Behold, the mighty Sir Kholgrom, skeleton knight!
Slain during a senseless battle between two foolish kingdoms, Kholgrom was resurrected by his good friend, the dwarf cleric Dunwyn: however, the spell was only half-cast as Dunwyn was himself killed during the ritual. As a result, Kholgrom returned as an undead creature who, though fleshless, has lost none of his knightly charm and conviction. He roams the lands in search of adventure and fame!
I made this bookmark for Astrid (will be delivering it in person when I'm over at hers next weekend). It's all coloured card, with some pencil, fine-point pen and gold paint details. tried to make it so the page fits under the leafy flap at the top, but I think I used too much glue, so it sticks out a bit if you use it like that. I works just as well without the flap, though :)
Hail and well met, all! Here's some fan-art, but perhaps a little different to the usual fare: this time it's for one of my favourite YouTube channels and its host, The Bard! Gifted with a booming voice, a loquacious vocabulary and a truly luscious beard, the bombastic Bard produces excellent content - miniature reviews, unboxings, reboxings, voice-over work - on his channel BardicBroadcasts. His hilarious 'Why Heroquest is So Great' video garnered him a lot of new followers, myself included. Check him out if you're a fan of fantasy and geek paraphernalia!
It's finally here: GOBLIN WEEK! Time to swarm the internet with hordes
of pointy-eared, fleshy-nosed and beautifully disgusting creatures! Our
time is now! Without further ado, here is my first offering:
I wrote another mini-adventure for Astrid, for her new character: Theodesia Mahoganea the human druid. She faced a kobold army, met some warrior sprites, befriended a giant boar and vanquished an evil warlock, saving a forest and its gnomes from an evil blight! Here's 'Theo', armed with her trusty gardening gloves (+1 d4 damage) and quarterstaff.
I did a slight redesign of my friend Lucien's D&D character, the dwarven paladin Lothar. Added some beard and armour detail, and changed the pose a little. Hopefully he looks a tad more dwarvish now :)
Hello and welcome! My first official pictures of the new year are still Dungeons & Dragons related. The first was the cover of Astrid's Dungeon Master notebook which I decorated for her, before our fantastic D&D party on the 2nd of January. Second, is another member of our party: Zeno, the halfling pyromaniac wizard with an insatiable lust for gold, sporting his now infamous 'poop hat'.