Sunday, May 30, 2021

Review: Black Pudding #5

Here's a nice review of Black Pudding #5 by Matthew Pook. Thanks, Pookie!

Has it been THAT LONG since #5? There's a #6 out there too and I'm "working on" #7. Each issue is taking longer to produce because my interests are drifting elsewhere. But I still love the zine and have no intention of putting it to rest yet.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

GOZR Cover Art

I have been working. Here's the cover art for GOZR, posted right here for the first time. And exclusive to the blog! I managed to get this exclusive from myself and it wasn't easy. I can be a real asshole to deal with.

I like it. This is the vibe. This works. I was dreading doing the game's cover because I didn't know what to draw. I could dream up some fantastic scene and that would be fine but this is the "core" book with the rules so the cover kinda needs to say "play me". And I think this does.

Current status is the game is mostly finished but still will have to get some editing and stuff. So I find it hard to say I'm "almost done". In terms of pages, I have 90% of it finished. I'm working on an intro page, a page detailing map entries, index page, and character sheet. Then that will wrap it up.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

GOZR Page Added to Website

If you have a burning desire to understand what IS a "gooz" and what is this GOZR thing I keep posting about then fear not for I have finally added a GOZR page to my website.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

GOZR: Gooz Bravo

Here's one I drew randomly. Most of the other bigger pieces have been planned out a little bit. This was just on the fly. But I dig it. I think it's a nice character illustration.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Art is Art

I made this post on Facebook here. It was not triggered by anything that has been said to me personally, just based on some things I've noticed lately here and there.

Sometimes I see people refer to traditional art (non-digital) as "hand drawn". But this is not a correct description of what they actually mean.

I mostly draw on a tablet at my computer. I promise you that 100% of everything I draw is "hand drawn".

The term you are looking for is probably "traditional". Which just means you have a preference for things that are not created digitally. Preferences are fine, of course. But I challenge you to look at art with an open mind and I bet you will eventually not care at all if the art you are seeing was created with a wooden pencil or a stylus.

The attached image here is a pencil drawing. It is completely digital and it was drawn by Will Terry's hand. Is there REALLY a meaningful difference between digital and traditional art? I don't believe there is. If there's anything in the world in which I can claim expertise it is this topic.

EDIT: Of course this post is about the experience of seeing art. The experience of creating it is very different and our preferences are really important. Some people need to feel the wooden pencil smashing into their finger flesh or to smell the toxic paint fumes. I always loved it when I had ink stains on my fingers. But for many many reasons I greatly prefer drawing on my tablet and I don't miss traditional drawing much at all. But that's just me. You do you.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

GOZR: The Dusk Riders

Here's another GOZR image that came out pretty OK. I love the background in particular. I'm really really into this shit right now.

This is how I see sci-fantasy in my head.

Here are a couple of process pics.

The wild wastes lure gooz adventurers who want to scavenge the old ruins for goods and artifacts. But staying out past sunset is a serious risk. Ptera-pteras are bolder at night, they say. And worse things.