Monday, January 15, 2018

Old School Illustration

These knights are from one of the games I illustrated. They are done in a style I love, the old-fashioned ink drawings of the late 19th century illustrator H.J. Ford. This is the illustrator of the fairy tale books many of us grew up with, designated by different colors such as the "Blue Fairy Book" and the "Red Fairy Book," etc. I've done a somewhat good imitation of Ford, but maybe these old-school drawings aren't the right style for the action-oriented role-players of our modern age.

Black ink on illustration board, 4" x 5", September 1983.

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