Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rheesh the Arborian

My blogging buddy Reis O'Brien from Geek Orthodox is running a contest to win one of two cool old-school Dungeons and Dragons action figures. The challenge? Make Reis into a Dungeons and Dragons character. Here's my stab at it - Rheesh the Arborian:

Rheesh the Arborian is a Wild Woodsman from the Northland Forests of See-a'tell.

The Arborian Clan are a generally peaceful, but vehemently territorial people. Wild Woodsmen are exceptional warriors, but rarely do they venture from their Clan nests to move beyond the defense to any position that may put them on the offense. Rheesh is the first of his Clan in seven generations to venture into the Wastes of Wa-Ha-shing'aton and beyond seeking adventures and wisdoms his Clan's secluded ways could never give him.

The Wild Woodsmen are known for their music, their art, and their exceptional skills with the bow and arrow. Rheesh has perfected his own Clan taught skills in each category and has enhanced them with greater knowledge gained from his travels.

In the tradition of the Arborian Clan, Rheesh got his name from the sound of the wind in the treetops at the moment he was born. Correctly pronounced, it takes the form of a whisper and is held on the tongue for over thirty seconds, slowly dropping in volume until silence, which is again held for fifteen seconds before conversation resumes. As a warrior he is nearly as silent as his name, but much swifter, moving through the treetop canopies and refuse-strewn city streets with almost supernatural stealth and agility. Usually, if trailed by a Wild Woodsman, the last thing a victim hears is the "thud" of the Woodsman's boots as they hit ground a mere fraction of a second before the victim is gutted and left for dead. With Rheesh, if he wants his prey dead they are rarely given so much advanced warning.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Supergirl and Batwoman

Two more ATCs for the night, because you can't draw with your kids around without having to field requests.

Supergirl and Streaky the Super-Cat.


Although I can't really call them ATCs because I didn't get anything in trade for them! :)

Creature Commandos and GI Robot on Dinosaur Island!

Finished my first epic ATC creation - six individual cards, each representing an individual character, all combining to tell one story!

Private Elliot Taylor.

Lieutenant Matthew Shrieve.

J.A.K.E. (Jungle Automatic Killer - Experimental) aka GI Robot.

Sergeant Vincent Velcro.

Private Warren Griffith.

Dr. Myrra Rhodes.

Together they make up the Creature Commandos, in an epic battle against a giant Tyrannosaurus on Dinosaur Island!

Each individual character is a 2.5" x 3.5" ATC card. Combined the whole image is 7.5" x 7" and are all traded to Oran Parker for six cards of his creation!

Everything I Know About Creature Commandos I Learned on Wikipedia

I am doing an ATC trade with a friend and he requested the Creature Commandos and J.A.K.E. aka the GI Robot. I had heard of J.A.K.E. but never the Creature Commandos, so a quick Wikipedia study and I discovered they are, in a nutshell, WWII era monsters in the service of the US Army. According to Wikipedia they are: Lt. Matthew Shrieve (normal), Warren Griffith (werewolf), Sgt. Vincent Velcro (vampire), Pvt. Elliot "Lucky" Taylor (Frankenstein's monster) and Dr. Myrra Rhodes (Medusa).

They did some missions on Dinosaur Island, so I decided to do one epic image of them all battling a giant dinosaur, and cut it up into six ATCs.

Here it is pre-color and pre-cut:

If you look closely you can see the areas that will become individual Art Cards. I'll post more progress as I complete it. In the meantime, see if you can tell who is who ;)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


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