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Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 23, 2011, 11:41:42 PM
Wightbred, I find your goblin ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your goblin newsletter.

I also would really dig drawing a lot of goblins.  Look me up ( ( and drop me a line if you're interested.

(BTW, in terms of additional inspiration and incredible art, look into the Tunnels & Trolls pocket adventure Goblin Lake, in which you play a goblin; it's illustrated by perhaps my favorite fantasy illustrator EVAR, Liz Danforth, and it's available as part of the free T&T rules at RPGNow (  -- the cover's not in the PDF, but you can see it here: ( )
Title: Art
Post by: wightbred on May 24, 2011, 11:56:55 PM
Our newsletter has many subscribers so happy to add you. But be aware most of our subscribers are goblins who just use the newsletter's high quality paper for fire starting and runs to the bushes.

Love your Troll Babe work, Ron is spot on about the shading. And thanks for the heads up on Goblin Lake.

My partner in crime, Epic Fail, is doing a bunch of art right now, but we could always use more so I'll flick you an email. A quick heads up (because we don't want to stuff anyone around) is that we are doing this for love not cash, so our ability to pay the rates someone of your ability would demand at this stage of the project is pretty limited.
Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 25, 2011, 12:01:44 AM
I saw some of Epic Fail's goblins and I like them very much!

Because I've got a soft spot for goblins that goes all the way back to my childhood and the goblin lake solo dungeon, I'd be down with contributing art gratis to a project that its itself a labor  of love. :)  Just don't tell anybody I'm giving it away; they'll all want some!
Title: Art
Post by: wightbred on May 25, 2011, 05:40:37 AM
Well, that's just awesome. Would love to see a picture or two from you on the basis that you are happy that we wait and agree payment if and when we publish them.

Will drop you that email now so we can talk offline.

Edit: I have failed in my quest to find your email address, but I did see your awesome Troll Face along the way.
Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 25, 2011, 05:06:30 PM
Man, I thought i had my address on there.  better change that.  It's edheil at fastmail dot fm.  Emailing you right now.
Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 26, 2011, 02:16:03 PM
And here's my first shot at a goblin! (

Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 27, 2011, 06:07:31 PM
And one more: (

Title: Art
Post by: wightbred on May 27, 2011, 09:52:29 PM
These are two pieces of gold Ed.

And I was worried people wouldn't get this reference. You should submit that to KoDT comic page. You just need a funny comment...
Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 28, 2011, 01:28:13 AM
I'm glad!  I am really out of touch with KODT.  Long story, but we had to move last November and I don't have a FLG(or C)S anymore.  So I'm like six months behind!

I figure I'll buy some collections at GenCon and try to catch up.

Not sure what to do next for the goblins -- I'd like to get some goblin babes in there, too, even if Gertrude turned out not to be one.  :)  I'd also like to get some essential Goblin interaction, some toadying and domination and stuff.  Hm.    Glad you like it!
Title: Art
Post by: Epic Fail on May 28, 2011, 05:28:54 AM
I finally finished the first batch of the career types for Goblin World.

here they all collected together, a pack of nasty little buggers.

Goblin Sorcerer
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Goblin Shaman
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Goblin Skirmisher
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Orc Marauder
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Goblin Raider
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Goblin Extortionist
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Goblin Thief
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Guess the next step is to update the playbooks!
Title: Art
Post by: edheil on May 28, 2011, 04:28:40 PM
Dude, those make me very happy. :)
Title: Re: Art
Post by: wightbred on May 28, 2011, 05:05:59 PM
Guys - this stuff is so good I've made a separate thread so we can focus on the art. Will send you an email later today about other images I'm keen to get.

Ed - I left goblin gender out of GW to allow more potential hookups between characters and give the players more space to determine goblin reproduction in their game. However, would love to see some strong female characters like your awesome troll babe work.

Epic - My favorite in your latest set is definitely the Extortionist now.
Title: Re: Art
Post by: edheil on May 31, 2011, 11:57:08 AM
Goblin Marauder ( (!

Title: Re: Art
Post by: stefoid on June 01, 2011, 06:15:27 AM
I like that one Ed.
Title: Re: Art
Post by: edheil on June 02, 2011, 12:25:19 PM
Thanks, stefoid!!

Here's another -- a Skirmisher/Harrier. (
Title: Re: Art
Post by: wightbred on June 02, 2011, 11:42:30 PM
Excellent Ed! Can't wait for the next.

Not sure if this counts as game art, but here is a rough cut of the picture I am thinking to use for Harm:
Title: Re: Art
Post by: edheil on June 03, 2011, 02:17:22 PM
Ha!  I love the diagram.

Here's a cringing goblin: (

Title: Re: Art
Post by: wightbred on June 21, 2011, 02:11:28 AM
A couple of gap fillers by me, which aren't brilliant, but I'm happy enough with for the next version.

The Worg:

A Fine Spear for the Loot! tri-fold:

The front of the "In The Cave" Scenario which I'll redo eventually:

A rough of an image for the MC Handbook on how this is different to AW:

Demolition has sent me a draft for the Butcher, but is adding more gore so I won't post that yet. Apart from cleaning up and doing a few extras, we are only missing the Ogre Runt for the new version.
Title: Re: Art
Post by: edheil on June 21, 2011, 09:03:06 AM
very cool :)
Title: Re: Art
Post by: wightbred on June 26, 2011, 06:39:43 AM
OK, we pretty much have the art together now.

Here are four images from Demolition that round it out:

Two of Sunloving Butchers:


Two of the Ogre Runt:


Looking good eh?

I'm currently filling in a couple of gaps like this (that I need to scan) for the Warband:

Sent a layout of the new version of the hack to the artists today. Only a few hours of work left, so hopefully version very soon...
Title: Big-nosed goblin
Post by: wightbred on January 28, 2012, 06:34:40 PM
Not really art, but I think its cool. My family found this shell on the beach for me.
Title: Re: Art
Post by: wightbred on June 07, 2012, 03:40:26 AM
Art options for Number Appearing

1. A cover image (was thinking of a classic fantasy image of Conan or similar, but with an evil humanoid as the focus) - Mike W?

Goblin World...

2. Small & Sneaky: - I think we have this one covered now!
- Goblin - Many, many awesome goblins
- Kobold
- Ratman - Michael M

3. Rampaging Hordes:
- Bugbear - Mike W
- Gnoll - Michael M?
- Orc - Michael M

4. Towering Brutes:
- Troll - Ed H
- Ogre - Demolition has drawn one
- Minotaur - Michael M?

From the Crypt...

5. The restless dead:
- Skeleton - Michael M?
- Mohrg
- Mummy - Mike W

6. The hungry dead:
- Zombie
- Ghoul - RN?
- Draugr - (Viking Ghoul) Mike W
- Vampire - Ed H

7. Lycanthropes
- Werewolf
- Wererat - Mike W
- Wereboar
- Were Tiger

8. Monsters section
- Evil Adventurers drawn as monsters
- Farmers and dogs drawn as monsters

Potential playbooks if you are keen:
- Gargoyle
- Ettin
- Troglodyte
- Lizardman
- Dryad
- Centaur
- Sprite (Imp)
- Satyr
- Hag
- Sahuagin (Frogmen)
- Doppelgänger
- Ghost
- Banshee
- Spectre
- Shadow
- Ettin
- Giant
- Hobgoblin

Note all the art posted here is the copyright of the artist. Don't use it without their permission.