Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Athanor Sketchbook 1

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Now that finals are done, I have begun sketching out some of the strangeness of Athanor literally, rather than textually. Here is my first sketch: a Hssu merchant, in all his Lovecraftian beauty. I don't consider myself an artist — I doodle, I sketch, and I do so with a workmanlike mediocrity well-suited to going back in time and illustrating the crude game books of the 1970s and early 1980s. Which, I suppose, fits Athanor well.

I will roll out some more sketches while I still have time to focus on sketching. Later today I will scan in a Dromian worker, and hope to finish a sketch of a Ghul bandit.