I don’t often get asked to do background scenery… well… to put it another way… I have NEVER been asked to do background scenery, so I was pretty nervous when I was tasked with developing six backgrounds for a quirky board game, tight focus, pan through film shot… but when I got past the opening stage jitters, it turned out to be a pretty fun experience… plus after reading the film transcript, I’m really excited to see the finished movie.
The History Channel has a new tv series called Vikings and after watching an episode or two I have come to the conclusion that those viking guys were some pretty rough customers, although not quite as bad as a couple of hockey defensemen I have run into… literally… but viking boats were really cool with all the colorful round shields hanging off their sides and that was my inspiration for this new board game picture… although these fellows don’t seem nearly as ferocious as the typical, run-of-the-mill viking is on that tv show.
A new one for the board game. It is a play on a previous illustration I did… but now with 90% more apples!
I am getting started on a new board game that is really going to be fun to work on. I did this piece as a sort of “warm up” to get my creative juices flowing. If you have any ideas for a fun, fantasy type scene featuring warrior animals, let me know… maybe I can work them into the mix. These games should be ready for this Christmas season and I will post more about that later on this year.