Friday, May 20, 2011

Completely Preliminary Future Art Poll

If LotFP puts out a Referee Screen, who would you want to do the artwork?

(I'm thinking of it being a bit epic like the Trampier D&D screen)

24 comments:

  1. Jason Rainville or Cynthia Sheppard.

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  2. Another vote for Cynthia Sheppard.

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  3. Well, if you're going for that million-things-happening-mural look, Russ is the obvious choice, I think.

    Otherwise, I'd love to see something by Dan McPharlin (assuming he does non-sci-fi) or, considering what else you're up to, maybe Henri Motte? (Er, well, ok, someone who can evoke that sort of style, anyway.)

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  4. I'd go for Russ Nicholson, except that he's a lot better at line art than colour. Cynthia Sheppard is technically great, but for me it just doesn't stand out from the pack of FRPG artists active in the "mainstream" -- it's good to look at, but not imaginatively inspirational.

    For full colour stuff, I'd go for Erol Otus AND Pete Mullen. I just love that stuff. The "Jester" cover from Dragon #55 and the back-cover illustration for OSRIC are inspired (unlike the OSRIC front cover, which is embarrassingly amateurish, but that's another matter).

    Why these guys and not a more "realistic" artist? Because they have a more, for want of a better word, 'graphic' style that I think will take more looking at over time. They're less boring.

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  5. Failing Derek Riggs; I second Aeron Alfrey - black and white would be rad!

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  6. Russ, John Blanche or Ian Miller.

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  7. You know what? A screen by any of the above would be pretty amazing.

    I originally said Cynthia Sheppard because I like her art and it would tie in best with the box cover...but I've been dreaming of a Mullen screen ever since I saw the S&W core cover.

    And John Blanche or Erol Otus would just be amazing.

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  8. And you know what would be really cool? If instead of the normal load of tables on the inside you had Vornheim-like tables and aids!

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  9. For something epic and full colour in an ideal world?
    Definitely seconding Paul Bonner.

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  10. Yeah, that's a good point. Whoever does the outside, get that Zak Smith guy to do the inside.

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  11. Zak's work would be awesome both on the outside and inside!

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  12. I'm emailing him about this right now (about the project, not about him doing it).

    I think if he were to be the artist for this project, we'd quickly get to the point where somebody would be buying a plane ticket to go strangle someone else. :D

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  13. I second John Blanche if you could afford him.

    or

    Christopher "Fangorn" Baker!

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  14. Ian Miller would be mindblowing. Or how about Kevin O'Neill?

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  15. Trampier.

    Good luck.

    Failing that, Jeff Dee.

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  16. Cynthia Sheppard, Peter Mullen, or Mark Allen

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  17. Roger Dean - Trippy Fantasy! Asia and Yes!
    Masakazu Yamaguchi from Arm of Kanon
    Dave McKean - Sandman Cover Artist

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  18. I was going to say Cynthia Sheppard and then somebody said Paul Bonner.

    Paul Bonner - please, man!

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