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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Greetings and some Fortune Cards

Hello All!
This will be my first posting on Illostop. Thank you to Chris for inviting me to participate.

I recently did some illustrations for D&D's Fortune Cards game Shadow of Nentir Vale. They were really fun small illustrations and they ended up using one of the Dwarf Slayer pieces on the box art which is great. This was a character named Fargrim who I had developed for D&D'sHeroes of the Fallen Lands. It was great to get another opportunity to illustrate him.
These small cards can be a bit of a challenge, considering the tiny window you have to work the art into. It really made be think about how to maintain dynamic, exciting compositions in such a small space.

I am currently working on a some more which should be out in a few months. Here is a link to the current Nentir Vale set. The art director was Mari Kolkowsky who is always a pleasure to work with.

Here are a few of the pieces I did as well as a shot of the box and some of the actual cards.




6 comments:

Chris Whetzel said...

Welcome aboard, Tyler! These cards are sweet, and I really like the second one's composition. Very cool that your card art was featured on the box out of what, like hundreds of cards?!?

Tin Salamunic said...

Siiiiiiick! This is awesome man. Congrats, this looks like it was a blast of an assignment! :)

Tyler Jacobson said...

Thanks guys. It was a blast. I just completed 7 more cards for their second set. Hopefully I can shows those soon.

Jason Raish said...

welcome Tyler! that is some serious artwork.

Nimit Malavia said...

Great job Tyler! These are fantastic

Scott Brundage said...

Tyler, can we get some titles for these? I bet they are entertaining as hell.

I wanna know about Eldar the Furry, or Boots of Stepping.