Just thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and share a bit about myself.
I signed up with the Illyriad staff in taking the daunting task of providing a graphic for each individual technology in each tree. This overwhelming project has been a wonderful experience for me to both learn and grow as an artist and designer, and I have been grateful for the task and look forward to more.
I was pulled into the staff mainly due to my work with a prior project using a unique style of “propaganda” artwork. My use of bold lines and extreme perspectives was just what was needed for my particular project; the developers wanted to be able to tell an entire story in just a single panel…something I have proved at having an aptitude in doing.
I showed the staff some of my previous works, all of which had been strictly black and white. Following are a couple of examples:
The staff liked what they saw and brought me on. I will be honest I was a bit intimidated at first as I knew I was going to have to move out my my Black and White comfort zone; I had never worked with color before beyond a monochromatic color scheme…this would be new territory for me.
Fortunately the Illyriad project fit like a glove and I have been steaming along creating a unique piece of art for each technology available (and some that aren’t yet released). I hope you all enjoy what is to come and I welcome any feedback and critiques you may have.
Please enjoy this sneak peak of an as of yet unreleased technology (Shhh! don’t tell anyone):