Thornworld by Jennell Jacquays. Copyright (c) 1994. Used by permission.
From Jennell Jacquays:
So here it is, the painting that a number of my fans have been asking for … Thornworld, a Spelljammer themed scene for the cover of a Dragon magazine back in the 90s. My original intent for the painting was more complex, but deadlines pushed me toward a simpler rendering. If I can find the original sketch, I’ll attach it in the comments.
These pictures have all served as sources of inspiration for my image of the characters. Source: Google, DeviantArt, Elfwood, Tumblr, Wizards Forums. If you know who the artist is who created any of these images, please let me know so … Continue reading →
Because David Shepheard has been so patient in asking and waiting for this piece to be posted … here is Last Descent, a cover that painted for a Dungeon cover back in the early 90s. It’s acrylic on illustration board mounted to light plywood. The space scape was created using a wet in wet technique shown me by artist Randy Asplund. I used this in several paintings. The space ship, a nautiloid comes from TSR’s Spelljammer campaign setting. It’s damaged and going down to a planet surface for the last time. I actually built a rough model out of Sculpey for the ship to get an idea of how to draw the forms in perspective.
This was obviously one of my own favorites and hung on my walls at home and the office for years. Now in the hands of a private collector.
Thanks to a talented artist at the Cartographer’s Guild, the worlds of the Toy Soldier Saga are finally getting mapped out! vtsimz02 has kindly agreed to take on the massive project of mapping relevant crystal spheres, flowcharts, and sub-sections (for instance, he is working on a map of Selune’s Tears.) He is already almost completed the first flowchart and information will be revealed as it is finalized, and included in links from the Chart Room page (as well as the novels where appropriate). I can’t wait to share this with you so that you can get a clearer visual of the worlds featured in the novels!
A young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst and is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust — the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603. Most of the stars in the cluster were born around the same time but differ in size, mass, temperature, and color.