Sunday, February 23, 2014

February Artfest: Emirkol the Chaotic by David Trampier

Emirikol the Chaotic by David Trampier
When I first saw this picture I thought it was simply amazing, but over the years I've I've found that I like this picture less and less. Which is odd because I absolutely love Tramp, but there's just something about the cross-hatching that I don't like. Perhaps it's that you lose the definition of the buildings on the right or that the men coming out of the doorway on the right just seem unfinished. Or maybe it's that the woman fleeing on the left skirt gets lost in the shadow of the building.  

Either way, it's a favorite of many an OSR blogger and I feel like I would be remiss not to feature it during this month, but I'm really not that thrilled with it.

4 comments:

  1. Naw, still one of my favorite Tramp pictures. It is slightly ironic that this picture featuring a chaotic mage blasting people seemingly at random is one of the most linear and structured Tramp pictures I've seen. Besides it is just damn cool.

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    1. It's still good, I just don't like it as much as I used to years ago.

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  2. I've always liked it, and got super stoked about it when I found out that was a real street.
    http://akraticwizardry.blogspot.com/2010/09/miscellaneous-items.html
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_b_Wux_kl6mM/TJ0A-naW84I/AAAAAAAAAW0/33Q3q8xD5Jw/s1600/Street+of+the+Knights.jpg

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    1. Man, that sucks. The post you linked me to no longer exists. :(

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