Post WIZARDS!Who can do MAGIC!With DRAGONS!
>>63969923Are these drow Keith Parkinson ?
>>63978574Someone really salty must have made thatAlso, these arms kek
>>63976618Jeff Easley. Pretty easy to tell them apart. parkinson's subjects tend to be more static, and he emphasizes lines. Easley lets loose with the oils and plays around with light and shadow- tends to have a "dreamier" look.
>>63978638>saltoh, keckles!You ought to relax more, oldfriend.
>>63982268Somethings going on here. Not sure what, but it seems important.
Fuark, I've enjoyed this and the last thread.Great art, entertaining discussions, informative too.Thanks anons.
Anyone got some good classic sci fi art
>>63985019I think this image captures a lot of my feelings between old-style art and the newer digital stuff, and the tangible differences between the two.Not to dredge up the shitposting, but I think there is a pretty major difference in the way things are approached. Fantasy is "solved" now in ways that it never was in the time the "older" style of art was produced. Think about it this way- something like "a dragon" is a pretty universal concept, but what about "a wizard's spell"? Now, we probably assume flashy magic circles, certain poses, and fireballs, because that's what we expect.There was less to "expect" for this older art. And believe me, I'm not trying to say that it wasn't formulaic (how many of these are bikini-clad woman, ugly and or beefcake male, and intimidating beast, in various poses?), but the expectations and freedoms were different.Like the picture here. What the fuck is going on in this image? What is any of that? It's up to interpretation. This image could be taken as "travelling to the great wizard's tower by ship", but so much can be inferred, without confirming any of it. Maybe the old guy is a god of the sea, and lead the ship here. It's open-ended fantasy.Again, not saying you can't get this now, but the feeling is different, and the vast majority of what is being produced basically has to adhere to very static and flat tropes because that's The Way Things Are. We don't get cool, otherworldly, symbolic, psychedelic wizard spells anymore, because the wizard can't be more powerful than the other classes, and has to cast simple, understandable spells.I don't think the fault lies with the tools, nor the creators. The fault lies with the culture, "playing it safe", copycatism, and fantasy being a much more openly known concept than ever before.Obligatory "thanks normies" here.
>>63986610For instance, a more modern piece going for the exact same image might have the wizard super-imposed over the shot, posing or emoting in a way that makes his intent more clear, choosing to answer who he is rather than ask that of the viewer. He wouldn't be just a head- we'd get the full image of a god hovering in the stars, or a megalomaniac wizard who already knows the party is coming. The ship wouldn't be a focal point, rather, the hero on it would be. The art isn't asking questions anymore. It's not leaving open space for interpretation.
>>63971864>applying a photoshop filter to dore, ruining all of his beautiful linework and shadingYES I MAD
This is what D&D book covers are supposed to look like.
>>63989533Some OSR games still look like that.
>>63990421This one's my favorite. I won't post anymore because it's not technically old school art, but I thought it might be of interest to this thread. It's certainly similar in spirit to some of the old stuff.
>>63978574Does the woman look sad in the ungenderflipped one?
>>63990534Not particularly?I'm also not sure if she's even clinging to his leg.I don't think it's a very good example of the motif the artist is parodying.
Also someone mentioned a lack of PoC
>>63990879>a lack of PoCLets keep it that way eh?
>>63990879who fucking cares what their skin color is
>>63992105Strange to see an earlier version
>>63986610IMO big media outfits have pretty much settled on the tropes that sell, and the audience has been sufficiently trained that aggressive experimentation is no longer necessary to make profit. Similar to those memes a few years ago where every FPS game looks like "gray or brown drab desert".We discussed Shwedoff in a previous thread, and I think he's one of only a handful of illustrators who does work that isn't easily placed. Magic swords, animal spirits, floating hypertech spaceships, 21C technoculture... and it all seems to belong together, rather than just being a gonzo mashup.Brom is another, if he's still working, but he's been around long enough to basically be part of the old school.
>>63992159If I'm not mistaken, this version is the first, and >>63992105 was the one that was published.Similar thing with that "Invaders" painting, wish I knew the details.
>>63986610I totally agree with you anon.
>>63990409>Some OSR games still look like that.Yeah, it's a very welcome development. Haven't seen these before, tho.>>63990452>I won't post anymore because it's not technically old school artPlease continue doing so. "Old School" refers less to a specific time and more to a certain style and sensibility. And that stuff's definitely got it.
>>63982591How does one joust with a Giant snail mount?
>>63998263You fight it with a salt-tipped lance
>>63998634>Bronan the African-American
Orc sidearse every thread!
Dennis Beauvais was the tits.
He had a comic book called Warlock 5 back in the 80's with airbrushed art. Did a number of Dragon Magazine covers.
>>64003727My favorite dragon mag cover, hard to find a good resolution pic of it
>>63982301My 8th grade spank material.
>>63992105>>63992159Hmmm... Look at that snake to the lower left of the woman. A very obvious symbolism from Frazetta. Speaking of his work, Frazetta is easily one of my favorite artists for his ability to draw musculature, his figure's dynamism, his dramatic and emotive use of color. "Lowbrow" or not, he was a hell of a painter.
Best /tg/ book cover?
>>64006500of those ones yeahI am personally a fan of the 3.5 tome look but I like that coverthough the rulescyclopedia is great too
>>63986167>good classic sci fi artMeanwhile, IRL...
>>63998309>he has never seen Neverending Story.Commit Sudoku, immediately!
>>63982268Is this Dark Sun? They seem to favour that webby clothing there... must leave a weird tan in the intense sunlight of Athas.
>>64014315If he has the power of the Ram, how did Rocky ever beat him?
>>63973056C'thulhu gets more pussy than you do
>>64015435Boris never ceases to amaze.
>>64000544>King of the desolate land of Detroit
>>63986610I wouldn't necessarily say it's a fault of gameplay balancing. Giant mysterious faces aren't gonna make somebody throw a fit about balance. It's just inherently weird.
>>63993554>big media outfits have pretty much settled on the tropes that sell, and the audience has been sufficiently trainedThis is why we can't have nice things.
anybody know someone who does commissions in this style
>>64022185No, and they'd cost like probably over a grand.
>>63973378They do magic and don't afraid of anything.
>>64020058Parkinson in top form.>>64022627Parkinson phoning it in.
>>64010859'tis Dark Sun.
>>64022723Yeah I can see the difference but I like his Everquest pieces
Good thread I'll post some stuff if I have time
>>64034048I don't have much more stuff
>>64034193That's all I got for now
>>64004377Let me guess: you now have a muscle girl fetish, right?
>>64030311I don't even know if I should put that in my Monsters or Locations folder.
>>64034235>OY GOV'NA, D'YA GOT THAT SPACEFARING LOICENSE
>>64034008Moebius fuck yeah
>>64021937>val_reddragonchallenge.jpg>reddragon>dragonahcktually that's a wyvern
>>64040290Still a dragon.
>>64022627What are those giant goblin troll things called?
>>64034235Your contributions are appreciated.t. OP
>>64022415More then that. I feel like some of these people would be getting $1 an hour if they took that commission. >>64022185Check patreon, I can't think of any one specific, but I know there are a few actual artists doing commissions on there.
dumping harry clarke.
>>64022627How is everyquest anyways?
>>64017917>''By this Glock I rule!''
>>64045535I wish I knew what races those all were. Some look really cool.
>>64004128ermagerd! thats one of the most badass things ive seen in my mortal life! is there a higher resolution?
>>64052893there is one in the Art and Arcana book, online I can't seem to find it
not sure why this /tg/ classic hasnt been posted yet
>>64026557That shit eating grin on the lich's face.
Wish we could have a dedicated thread about books like we do with art. Much more fun and interesting discussing fantasy and sci-fi here than in /sffg/.
>>64058470Lit is insufferable. You have to ignore them.What are the rules for art threads on /tg/ anyway? Best I ever created was a cyborg thread. Bump this thread here for awesome and I haven't even checked it all out yet 10/10
>>64052893I do believe that's Michael Whelan.
>>64057790Posted in the previous thread, but not a problem. It's a good one. Some repetition is inevitable, and even welcome.
Also, almost at the image limit. Please link to this thread in the first post if you start a new thread after 150 images.
>>64058470We have threads about scifi/fantasy lit here all the time. Start your own. Just make your question specific or you'll be inundated with 300 replies of random books.
>>64062558Should I? We're not at the full bump limit just yet. What's the etiquette about this kinda thing
>>64068025simple steps>image limit on an image thread>make new thread>you can now post images>link to said thread>rinse and repeat