Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:46 pm

I use a variety of things:

*Brushes and a dip pen with india ink - These are my favorite and give me the best results.

*A Brush marker similar to the pentel one, and sometimes a Micron marker if I don't feel like dragging out the india ink.

Sometimes i just scan my pencils and ink them digitally using Krita. However, I ca't get the same quality of lines yet using my Wacom tablet. I just can't seem to move my hand as comfortably as when drawing traditionally. You know what I mean, when the ink is flowing really well, it's like a little slice of heaven.

Now you've put the bug in my mind to draw some. But that's a good thing.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:25 am

here's one for Saga of the Giants or any other BF project:). For some reason my photo editor isn't working good. Coming out darker than I'd like.

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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:11 am

Al, they just get better and better.

Do you ever use an ink outline and then pencil shading? Just wondering.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:14 am

Al, I'll fix up the colors when I get the final scans, so don't worry about that. I have to do the same thing for just about everyone's artwork... scanners are a pain.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:55 am

@teaman- inks and then a black colored pencil for the shading on all the shaded ones. A regular pencil doesn't seem to get dark enough.

@Solo- thanks- very appreciated.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:59 am

Here's another color piece

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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:09 am

Wow, great stuff... as usual.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:22 am

That color piece will grace the new cover for BF2 Fortress, Tomb, and Tower.

Which will have all the in-print modules wearing dark covers... finally. Thanks to Al for his fine work!
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:33 am

AlCook wrote:@teaman- inks and then a black colored pencil for the shading on all the shaded ones. A regular pencil doesn't seem to get dark enough.

@Solo- thanks- very appreciated.
Thanks, I'll sharpen up my black colored pencil and maybe even crank a couple things out this afternoon, Al Cook Style.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:51 am

Great Pics... I love Al Cook's style.
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