Friday, January 15, 2010

Dungeons & Dragons: Hammerfast

In my last post I was lamenting my wait to reveal artwork. Well, this morning I noticed on the Wizards site that this image is now public!

This is the most recent cover I've completed for Dungeons and Dragons, for the Hammerfast book hitting shelves in April 2010. This will be the first book in a new series about different locations in the D&D universe. I had Kate Irwin as my AD for this, and I feel like the entire process was extremely positive and fun. So thank you, Kate, for working with me on this project!


These are the best days of being an illustrator, when you get to share. I thought it would be neat to include some of the process for this image. The description I received for this assignment was very specific in what the illustration was supposed to show, so it made my job much simpler right from the get-go:





As always, thanks a ton for looking and reading!

15 comments:

Trey. said...

this is great man, one of my favs from you- just a more simply composition.

-Trey b

Charles Valsechi III said...

Ah, nice. Each piece is a step in the right direction. Keep cranken 'em out.

Andrew Olson said...

hell yes dude, congrats on the cover!

Francis Vallejo said...

nice man, glad to hear about all the work coming in!!!!

devin platts said...

cool work man :D

addtadd said...

official d&d work, you should be swelling with pride. well done!

Vee (Scratch) said...

It has been a while since I checked out your work. One word, wicked!! Really great pieces.

naomiful said...

waaaa thanks for the kind words!!! Your work is really nice here :) Are you still at BHG?

Thanks for the step by step on this post :)

Ray Bonilla said...

looks great man, congrads !

McLean Kendree said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate you guys takin' the time to comment!

Eric Braddock said...

Damn, man. Killer piece!

Oliver Dominguez said...

Hey man, awesome piece. Love the compostion and the color choices. Congrats.

Cheers,

Oliver

Anna Christenson said...

I love this piece- looks great.

Also liking the new blog layout.

McLean Kendree said...

Thanks guys!!!!

Rick said...

wow really artistic, the ghostly touch that you give to the sketch is really the mark of an artist, you have to take some classes or something like this, anytime that I want to a sketch about my wife I need to take Generic Viagra before to have more inspiration, but you have a natural talent use them wisely.
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