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One of the itches I've been able to scratch lately is getting back to making gaming tile art. For those that don't know, gaming tiles are one of many names for a kind of map often used for table-top role-playing games. Usually used with gaming figures at a scale of between one inch of the map equaling five to six feet in the game.
I've done a few of these for clients in the past but most of them I make for myself to use at my own games. I like to print them out on a nice cardstock - Cut them up into useful sections and glue them to pieces of cork board for some extra heft.. I found that with just 4x2, or 4x4 inch tiles I can make a whole plethora of locations to put my witless victims... err... friends and family through.
Here are some I've made over the years in this Google Photos folder
Also People that are my Patreon supporters, just got early access to two extra brand new tile sheets The Jungle Ruins tiles (header image), and a very pulpy, Sandy Ruins tile sheet, perfect for unearthing that long lost well of souls....
Previously - I got some satisfaction in this arena via Roll20.net. Which is a website that lets you set up online role-playing sessions with other gamers that maybe live to far away from each other or just can't meet IRL for regular games. Roll20 provides a whole host of cool tools for gamers including a drag and drop game board. Roll20 has a robust marketplace where an artist such as myself can produce 'packs' of art assets that GM's and players can buy for use in their games.-- like my line of Steampunk art assets. Sales of those have always been a nice and steady 'beer money' sort of monthly income. (Which if you know my drinking habits, you know that's not saying much). I have plans to expand my offerings soon, I look forward to seeing how that affects the sales of my other sets.
One of the sort of 'invisible' jobs that I get hired a lot for is designing figures for role-playing games. In some cases the art I make is never seen by anyone but the art director and the sculptors -- They tend to be rough and the point is just to act as an interceptor between the writer of an adventure and the the next guy down the production line.
Other times the art is used for what's called a Figure Flat (AKA Paper Mini's, or Cardboard Heroes, etc). These are sheets of printable illustrations of characters and monsters to use on your gaming table as figures. Usually only an inch or two high. I've drawn a lot of them over the years...
A close up of an illustration I wanted to make of HP Lovecraft - or as I like to call him, Uncle Howard.
I've been yearning to try something new - and I may finally be close to getting it off the ground. For the past few years I've been working on my animation skills, mostly by making 'trailers' for other people's kickstarters. Soon I'll be showing off something I'm working on for just me. I did the illustration above last week as a warmup and a touch of self-inspiration to keep moving forward. Because I have promises to keep...
... and miles to go before I sleep,