Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Middle-earth

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pre-Silver-Arm Nuada

Elf warrior.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Steampunk Transhuman

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Also part of the Westpunk/Steampunk/Trainpunk script I'm writing.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Trainpunk / Steampunk Western Handguns

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Hunter


Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Sentinel

A bundle of spikes, eyeballs, tentacles, and sinews bound with wire around a pair of iron jaws. And it flies.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Standing Stone

Monday, July 5, 2010


Shrubs always look like something else to me - sometimes claws, as we have seen, or, in this case, hair.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Star Trees

Seeded by falling stars. In their maturity, they shoot forth new stars into the night sky. Groves of star trees, while rare, do exist in distant corners of the world; generally, they are solitary and therefore much prized by those who come across them.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Monday, June 7, 2010

Inscription Creature

The correct words spoken in the Old Language can bring the inscription to life. Sort of like a golem, only 2-D.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Engraved Alcove in a Subterranean Tunnel

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I threw a couple of new posts up on In My Right Mind, my other, less gregarious blog that can be found through my profile. They're cool and kind of nuts, so read them.

Flaming Sword Spirit

I'm fairly certain this is what was guarding the Garden of Eden.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Garden-Gate to Faery

Friday, May 28, 2010


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Monday, May 24, 2010

Sky Demon

I think this fellow probably has his ultimate inspiration in Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, but along the way he picked up some hints of Guillermo del Toro and (consequently) Lovecraft as well.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Herne the Hunter

I did not invent Herne the Hunter, I am sorry to say. But he's cool, so he gets a place along with everyone else. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herne_the_Hunter

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Elf warrior with magic battle pig.
As it happens, I ended up bringing my computer with me, which means I will be posting after all.

Friday, May 21, 2010

There will be no further pictures posted until next Sunday at the earliest. I'm going to be out of town.

Forest Spirits

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cave Demon

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ravings 2

More crazy stuff. This is what the inside of my brain looks like when dumped out on a page.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Note

Added a few paragraphs regarding magic clockwork to the Notes on the World page.

Forest Spirit 1

Monday, May 17, 2010

Magic Clockwork (and a Sword)

Combination of what we would consider industrialism and enchantment. Typically designed and managed by High Clocksmen (who could be considered a sub-species of Wizard (in the sense of wise-man)), most cities have some form of clockwork, whether powering their mills and looms or used for heavy lifting, but none can compare to the extensive and highly complex clockwork systems of the city of Whitethorn, which are used notably to pump water all over the city.

Magic clockwork is also used to power many airships.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Whitethorn: the Garden City

The city of Whitethorn is located in the dry southern half of the western continent, Vatanavrish, and is one of the chief cities of that land. It is built of brilliant white stone around a natural geyser, which has been harnessed by the leaders of the city to only irrigate the city's innumerable gardens, but also to power the enchanted clockwork systems which keep the city running.

When Whitethorn was built long, long ago, the land was not desert, but green and prosperous. During the Dry Years, when the past became legend and many things were lost, the land became barren. At that time, the leaders of the city had the forethought to acquire every species of vegetation they could, and replant them in the city, where they built ingenious systems of pipes and aqueducts to keep them watered. The great fountain at the center of the city came from deep within the earth and had not dried up, and thus the gardens thrived. Flowering shrubs of all imaginable colors sprawled over every wall and bridge. Gigantic trellises formed the walls of many buildings, overgrown with ancient vines. Mighty trees lined every terrace, surrounded by masses of brilliant flowers. Roofs fell out of fashion and homes more and more often became glorified arbors, with fruit trees dropping their produce right down into the kitchens and bedrooms of the city.

In short, Whitethorn became a glittering white and emerald jewel in the middle of the deserts of Din, a fantastic garden of a city, where human and plant life dwelt alongside each other in perfect harmony.


I apologize for the first picture. I'd been working on it for a while when I discovered that I begun using perspective about halfway through, and thus the mages' quarter of the city looks as if it's tipping over onto the eastern residential quarter.

The city is circular and consists of 5 districts: the market district, which sits at the center of the city and in which is located the famous and indispensable fountain, the mages' district in the south, the lesser residential district in the east (in which is located the primary gate of the city), the royal district in the north, and the greater residential district in the east. The residents refer to the four quarters which surround the market as "leaves."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Skyland 2

Here's another little Sky-Island, just something to tide us over until tomorrow.

Serpents and an Airship

Friday, May 14, 2010

Star-Creature 2

Here's another look at whatever this is.

Middle Earth 2

More Middle-earth stuff here.


Wolves that live in trees, like packs of giant killer squirrels. Their fur is tinted green by the mossy fungus that grows on their skin. The bushy tail and flexible limbs better suit this species to climbing and jumping than its land-dwelling counterpart.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Sky-Pillar

Mountain at the center of the world which holds up the sky. According to legend, this is the dwelling place of the shadowy Nameless God. Also, the fabled Phoenix Tree grows on the lower slopes of the mountain, guarded by large nasty serpents (which we will see soon).

Ravings 1

Not entirely sure what's going on here.

City Ship

The vessels of the Sea-People from the east.