By Our Powers Combined: Fellhold has an Artist!

I am very excited to announce that the Fellhold project now has an official artist! The talented and gracious Eric Koch has signed on as the better half of this DIY monstrosity. You can check out his stuff here at his tumblr. So far he has been a joy to work with, and while I plan on greedily hogging all of his RPG-related art time for the next year or so, if after that you're in need of pictures, I highly recommend him.

So far, we've been focusing on concept work, making sure we're on the same page with what some of the weirder stuff in Fellhold looks like. If you've never had someone else produce a piece of work for something that has heretofore only been in your head or words on a screen, let me tell you that it is electrifying.

Anyway, enough of my words, let's get to the good part: some of Eric's concepts. First off, we have some crabmen, who are close to their final look, the first a fighter, and the second a wealthy merchant:

Flippin' Sweet
This second guy is actually a little more typical for a crabman - most are merchants and intellectuals
Next up, we have the very first thing Eric drew, when we were still discussing whether or not to work together as a sort of "here's what I can do" piece. It's his take on a half dwarf (not a literal child of human and dwarf, but instead an entire fairly stabilized race descended from dwarves and humans). While the clothes are probably a bit more medieval than we'll go for in the end, the look is spot on.

I love this guy's gruff face
Finally, we have two early concepts on the star of Fellhold, the city itself. Eric wasn't super happy with the second of these, but I thought it was pretty darn great. Both have done a better job capturing the weird fusion of architectural styles I'm shooting for than anything I've been able to put together.

Isn't that rad? Look especially at that tall building in the mid ground

Eric didn't like this one for artistic reasons, but I think the architectural details are darn near perfect

This week, Eric's starting to take on some demon concepts (hinted at by that fella in the arch above). In other words, lots more exciting things to come!

(Oh, and I'm still cracking away at the words and tables parts, more of that coming to the blog soon).