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How often do you search the internet for pictures that inspire your role playing?
Oh my gosh! Only every day!
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Pretty regularly. I really enjoy it.
45%
 45%  [ 9 ]
Occasionally if I'm making a new character.
25%
 25%  [ 5 ]
Occasionally if I need inspiration.
10%
 10%  [ 2 ]
Very rarely.
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Never.
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Spotlight on Artists Reply with quote

I have recently been adoring my time well spent, burrowing through the amazing artwork found on sites like Deviant Art. It occurred to me, as I was marking various pictures as "favorites," that some of these people do this for pleasure and possibly do not get paid for their incredible talents.

I simply wanted a place to highlight some well-known and lesser-known artists that inspire me for a variety of reasons. Feel free to weigh in or share you own favorites (or your own work!).

I've also included a poll just to see how you guys view the art out there!

*And of course, if you don't see the pictures coming through, make sure to refresh your browser!*


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first picture (and holy cow, did this take me a long time to pick!), I chose art by Saryth from Deviant Art.

The picture is entitled "General."



Reminded me of someone...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wanted to pop by and say I thought this thread was a great idea! And that pic rocks, by the way!

I also wanted to take a moment to shine my own spotlight on an artist that has contributed a great deal to my own art and writing. The artist's name on deviantART is 2sic, and he created a wallpaper which I have used for the background of every single one of the Phalanx's (my armored trio of Ed/Ranger, Leo/Spartan, and Kyle/Zulu) armor pictures. I've used the background for quite a few other things as well, and the hexagonal 'tiles' seen in that picture are the main inspiration for the design description of the S.H.I.E.L.D. (SpEARS. Hexagonal Integrated Exoskeletal Leaf Drive) armor plating system that comprises all of the suits.

His deviantART page can be found here.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Thanks for the share up above, Ed!)

This next picture spoke to me on various levels. It's from an artist named Milek, whose account on Deviant Art is "Ethically Challenged."

This picture is entitled "And Forgive Us Our Trespasses."



Pssst, Perceval...you seeing this?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In honor of spring being in full bloom, I thought I would share two artists' representations of the Greek/Roman myth of Hades and Persephone/Pluto and Proserpina.

The first is almost sweet, with Hades seeming to have a fascination with the beautiful Persephone. Here is Sandara's representation of the god of the Underworld and the goddess of spring:





And by contrast to this, is Ania Em's surreal and raw depiction of the abduction of Persephone by a more menacing Hades:




**And of course, like always, if you love what you see, stop by the artist's Deviant Art pages and tell them so!**
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darya Kuznetsova has an incredible and slightly disturbing look at nature here. I was always partial to Dryads, (taking my nom de plum from the Celtic demi-goddess of the Dryads) but this image is downright chilling.

I love it!

Darya's Deviant Art spot is Darey-Dawn , make sure to check it out!

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This picture by Michael C. Hayes, entitled "Procession," has me simply mesmorized. It's hauntingly beautiful and reminds me at once of fairy tales and mythology (not to mention the passing of Princess Diana while I was living in England).

Enjoy! And check out Mr. Hayes' other beautiful pieces on his Deviant Art spot. I think as fantasy RPers you guys will LOVE them!

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so today is FREE COMICBOOK DAY and THE AVENGERS opened last night. This seemed a fitting choice:

Ash's Deviant Art page: Art Dude 41.

"Wonder Woman Amazon"


(Make sure to click on the picture to get the full-size version. The detail is amazing!)
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, for anyone who's been living under a rock these days, we've got some pretty epic battles going on and about to begin. So, in honor of those clashes:

"Battle" by Alexandre



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Tallameia's work. All of it. And talk about being inspired by our RP world!

This is one of my favorite characters, Lyllianne DeWil. She's great to watch, but whatever you do...don't drink the absinthe!

Trust me!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A hero's work is never done...

I love this one. It's such a great mix of two fun genres. It's called The Hell Saloon by Andrey Pervukhin (Pervandr on Deviant Art)



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did someone say Scathachian Night Out? I love it when I feel like my mind was read!

I think Mitch Foust climbed into my head on this one. It's entitled "Sisters of Divine Retribution."



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely stunning. I love the detail and folds of her gown; hypnotic!

This is entitled "Ealu O" by NiAnluain (Eithné Ní Anluaín) on Deviant Art. Please check out the other incredible works of art there.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STAN LEE is 90!? Where oh where has the time gone?? Here's J. Scott Campbell's tribute to a legend in our time!



"Stan Lee Marvel Tribute"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so here's Jeff Chapman's work. He is my new favorite artist!




Plus, check out his other creations here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the mood of this picture inspires me more than I can say:


The Falconer by Cristi Balanescu

Deviant Art ID: Christi-B
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems I missed Mental Ward Monday by one day. Oh well.... Happy *&%^$ Tourette's &^@$% Syndrome @#!&! Tuesday.



"Arkham Valentine" by Nebezial on Deviant Art
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH. MY. GOD.

How I love this....


ISSY "Your @ss is Mine" DEROMIANO

No, but really, it's by Nebezial. You can find his gallery here.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I was searching for some new Issy pictures and of course surfing Wonder Woman images. Found these...

Fun with mirrors!



Wonder Woman - Classic, by Tim Grayson [deviant link]*Nudity warning



Wonder Woman 5, by TVC-Designs [deviant link]



I got a kick out of these. And I'm thinking Issy would, too!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presently, I am blown away by Mr. Nate Hallinan.

www.natehallinan.com

Be amazed.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Issy wrote:
Presently, I am blown away by Mr. Nate Hallinan.

www.natehallinan.com

Be amazed.


I was indeed amazed! His "Order of X" enthralled me... I admire anyone who can take an existing concept and use it as a springboard for something entirely their own. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New artist!

I am enthralled with her work: http://eventrue.deviantart.com/

Particularly these:






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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because this is jelly-filled with so much awesome:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My art world crush: Jeff Chapman

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