Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:48 pm

That's gonna look amazing as a cover piece! Next will be Saga of the Giants and a few others with Al covers ;)
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:02 pm

Nice work man. you're definitely improving, since I was last here. nice work.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:33 am

Al, just picked up a couple Derwent "Onyx" pencils. I got the darkest one they make (labelled, of all things, "DARK"). They claim it sharpens a little better than charcoal. I've found it is less smudgey than charcoal (I like charcoal pencils, but I end up making a mess).

I'm pleased with it for shading, just thought I'd pass it along.

Also, I use my program (paint.net, it's free) and adjust the levels to get my darks darker and whites whiter. I discovered yesterday that if I do it a second time, I can get even better contrast.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:46 am

Teaman- thanks! Will check those things out:)
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:17 am

Al,

The Onyx is a graphite pencil, so it is not quite as dark as a black colored pencil.

It's advantages so far are that it is easy to erase and a really nice pencil overall.

With a little adjusting of the levels in paint.net, I can get it dark.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:33 am

Hi Al, do you have higher-res versions of these available?
AlCook wrote:These are some older pics I did for various OSR things- again, as long as it's being used for Basic Fantasy, they are yours to use.

Giant Spider
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Pile of skulls
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Undead
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Door Breach (messes up on this one and will redo at some point)
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:02 am

Those are all so great. I like the door breach one... the action pieces always seems better than the portrait/pose things.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:22 pm

Agreed on the door breach! Raises goosebumps!
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:33 pm

Great stuff all around, Al. Where did they appear before? I'm sure I've seen them, but maybe it is here.
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Re: Al Cook's pictures for Basic Fantasy

Post Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:40 am

Chii- I'll have to see if I can find them. I don't think I have the files for those (just what is hosted on photobucket), but I'm pretty sure they are somewhere in the "art bin". I'll see about fishing them out and rescanning them.
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