Thursday, February 13, 2014

February Artfest: Rogues by Dave Trampier

Rogues by Dave Trampier
When I first ran across this illustration in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide I found myself falling in love with the idea of killing everything and taking it's stuff. As greedy as that chubby thief is I found myself all the more so for Dave Trampier's art and for the world he was drawing. 

Still haven't gotten my fill of either of them, you?

3 comments:

  1. For some reason I was thinking this was in the PHB. But anyway, it is pretty much the essence of D&D. Trampier sure had something.

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  2. I've always considered Trampier's style one of the most evocative of a sense of wonder, foreboding and all the more immersive because of that feeling. The facial expression, textures, and embedded narrative in even a single figure are a touchstone for fantasy art. Any of his illustrations could be a single frame from a key moment in a film, part of a continuous stream of images that your mind can almost fill in to either side of the single image before you.

    When he disappeared in the '80's the world was left a little less than it had been, but I hope he's found some kind of peace.

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