is back on the radar again with A Call To Arms
, a new series of Character Class modules for the hit Role-Playing Game. This is the cover to the "Monk" module.
This one is a bit different than usual, in that I used Photoshop as well as Manga Studio EX to draw it. I made use of some PS brushes to get the ink-wash effect in the boar, but other than that it's entirely MSEX.
In retrospect I should have done a little more with her exposed stocking, some sort of pattern or something would have helped emphasize the hint of exposed hip there. The Octographics colors on the book cover picked it up, but as I've said before, if I can't make it work just as well in B&W then it's a fumble. I'm also not particularly satisfied with the effect of the lines to the sides, but almost two years have passed since I drew it. I like it less without the line effect, but I should have done it better, there's really no excuse.
©2008 Crafty Games. Crafty Games
. Illustrated in Manga Studio EX v.3 using an Intuos 9x12 tablet.
No logo game in this one, sorry. The cowbells are a Crafty Games insider-joke, though.