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Dia de los Muertos Guy


A skull and Crossbones swap for ATCs for All

Congratulations to Scrapunzel1 for her great suggestion of Jim Abbott, the great one-handed MLB pitcher.

There were a lot of great ideas: George Takei, Pig Farmer, Davy Jones the Pirate, Rick Allen of Def Leppard , and Sherlock Holmes.

It was a close call between Abbott, Davy Jones and Rick Allen. Davy Jones would have been great with his squid head but I didn’t feel confident enough with my skill to give him a peg leg. That left Abbott and Allen and what it came down to was Abbott was missing the same arm/hand my Munny was missing and Rick Allen wasn’t.

So here is the Munny.

Congratulations Scrapunzel1






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Gaming: Magic Item Cards

I run a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with my friends twice a month.  For fun I thought I would use some cards to represent the magic items they would find. Paizo makes some excellent ones you can find here.

Here is an example.Isn’t that spooky. They have space for notes on the back and it would be fun after seeing this card to find ways to work ectoplasm into the story. Maybe it could be a clue left behind at the scene of a murder. Perhaps some wizard needs to collect ectoplasm to make some kind of scary telephone.

Being the artist that I am I decided to make my own cards using index cards and acrylic paints. Here are mine.

They aren’t as fancy but they sure are fun to make and it saves me money.

Wayne Reynolds is another artist that has worked with Dungeons and Dragons a lot. My first encounter with Wayne Reynolds art was when I was thumbing through the third edition Monster Manual and saw this gargoyle.

Look how beautiful that is. I looked through the book and found that most of my favorite pictures were also his. He has a very strong style and all of his paintings ooze “cool”.

Later in life I was playing a lot of Magic: The Gathering and realized his art was popping up again and again as I as I crushed my opponents. Here is one of my favorites

See all the drama of being hunted by a creepy vampire. Wayne’s art has been featured in games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Magic: the Gathering and more. See more of Wayne’s art and read about the legend here.

I have also used some his paintings for inspiration in my own work.

I used the wizard from the cover of the 4th Edition Player’s Handbook(left) as a model for this Gryffindor hottie painting(right) I made for my friend.

Mr. Reynolds has lots of experience and offers this advice, “Keep practicing your artwork. Observation is the key. Look at the world and keep drawing what you see.  Most importantly….create artwork in the way that works for you! Your artwork will be better for it. It’s taken me over 20 years of practice to be able to paint how I do…..and I’m still trying to get things right!”

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