Zero Paints the Hedge

Zero Paints the Hedge

I sketched my Changeling character, Zero, ready to let loose with some street art in the Hedge. Several weeks later, as I was literally scheduling this blog post, the opportunity for Zero to paint the Hedge actually came up in game.

Mother Larissa

Mother Larissa

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the collectible card game Rage and its parent RPG, Werewolf: the Apocalypse. The lavishly illustrated cards and books introduced me to some of my favorite artists and inspired me to make up my own cards. I’m still not happy with how I draw humans, so lately […]

Dire Horse

Dire Horse

My husband Zen is designing his first game world from scratch. A Thousand Oceans combines elements of Serenity, TaleSpin, and Dungeons & Dragons. He requested dire horses the size of elephants for a plains region.

At the Sign of the Broken Smile

At the Sign of the Broken Smile

My husband Zen is designing his first game world from scratch. A Thousand Oceans combines elements of Serenity, TaleSpin, and Dungeons & Dragons and it’s the most excited I’ve ever been about D&D. I drew this signboard from The Broken Smile, the inn where the characters will meet. Zen was suitably creeped out, and I […]

“Be a Softy with Me”

"Be a Softy with Me"

My Changeling character, Zero, wanted to run from some heavy responsibilities, but her friend Dorian wouldn’t just let her leave. She agreed to return when he pledged his support, and he opened his arms for a hug saying “C’mon. Be a softy with me.” It was such a sweet moment that I had to stay […]

Fae Woman

Fae Woman

I’ve obsessed about “developing a style” for years, often by copying artists I love in an effort to find out what made them so beautiful. This sketch was my take on one of Quinton Hoover’s masterworks. Mr. Hoover, if you ever read this, you inspired teenage me in ways I can’t describe.

Resistance is Magic Character Designs

Resistance is Magic Characters

The Boy started developing a roleplaying game set in an alternate future Equestria in which Discord defeated the Mane 6. Naturally, I created the art. These player character archetypes were especially fun to draw. After working on Resistance is Magic, I switched from Sketch N’ Wash pencils to the more fluid Copic brush pens. SnW […]

Whisper

Whisper

I briefly played in the most boring Pathfinder game on earth, but I really enjoyed coming up with my crossbow-wielding rogue, Whisper. I’m not a fan of the d20 magic system and I like sneaky characters, so I only play rogues in that setting.

Mother Larissa

Mother Larissa

I was one of the maybe dozen people in the world who played the collectible card game Rage in the mid-to-late 90’s. Rage and its parent game, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, inspired me to start illustrating for role-playing games when I was about 12. I copied my favorite artists’ work and designed my own cards. I’ve […]

Big Bad Industries

Big Bad Industries

A friend of mine created The Crisp Line, a roleplaying game that explores genetic modification and the limits of humanity. When I read about executives incorporating lupine traits to become literal “wolves of Wall Street,” I knew I had to draw this.