I have to admit, drawing medieval fantasy-type characters is pretty new to me… I’ve only played Dungeons & Dragons once, never tried World of Warcraft, and I haven’t opened a fantasy novel in over fourteen years. Even The Lord of the Rings* never interested me that much when I was a kid.
However, for the past few days, in-between drawing pages of my fencing story, I’ve been putting together some art submissions to send to a few American role-playing game publishers, and since the majority of them publish fantasy-related books and games, I thought I’d add a couple fantasy illustrations to my portfolio.
Like I said, I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to fantasy art and characters, so a hooded swordsman or a big panther-man with dreadlocks may not be particularly original. They sure were fun to draw, though.
*although I did play the Middle-Earth Role-Playing game based on J.R.R.Tolkien’s books… especially for Angus McBride’s covers and Liz Danforth’s interior illustrations.