Sunday, December 03, 2006

Piaget and Demigods

Last year I did a project where I did drawings based on every illustrated page in *Deities and Demigods* — a rule-book which lists gods for use in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons role-playing system. I used the 1980 edition — the one without Melnibone and Cthulhu mythos, for those of you who keep track of such things.

I did one drawing a day (more or less.) On each illustration, I also included a short text blurb about something my two-year-old son had done that day. I called the project "Piaget and Demigods" (Piaget was a child-development guru).

This project, was, incidentally, more or less the first time I'd ever done any kind of serious drawing, ever. So if it looks like I can't draw -- well, there's a reason for that.

The illustrations were originally shown in a pagan-themed art show curated by my friend Bert Stabler, but I liked them and thought it would be nice for other people to see them. So I'm going to post them all on this blog, one per day. This should take me 3 months or so, which is about how long it took me to do them in the first place.

I did the first illustration on lined notebook paper; it took me about 15 minutes, I think, if that. It's a drawing based on the cover art by Erol Otus. You can actually see Otus' drawing here

And this is my version:



The text reads: "The water from the fountain goes in one exact spot. Then there is mud and you can put your hand in it. 7/17/05"

1 comment:

aeron said...

I love Dungeons and Dragons artwork, looking forward to seeing your unusual adaptations. You should try coloring these in photoshop.