Sunday, 26 October 2008

Once upon a time...

As Mongoose's Ducks: Guide to the Durulz will be with us soon, I've started pondering Second Age ducks. I've never given them that much thought before now. This is largely a function of Gloranthadom's debate on the origin of the Dragon Pass ducks (do they date back to the Dawn or are they one of Delecti's creations?), a question I've never really felt the need to know the answer to. And even if I do lean against the Delectiite hypothesis when pushed, I think it's great fun and would never wish to purposefully contradict it.

I still don't know what answer Mongoose will provide, but started doodling anyway. This is my impression of a Second Age wereduck warrior (sepia-tinted, naturally!). Many of the usual motifs I like to use are all there, but I tried to make him look a little more noble(!) and edified(!). The stylised mollusc-helm, leaf-shaped shield and armoured mantle are present. This time I went for a coat of laminar armour, which I think works quite well.

I ummed and ahhed over incorporating any EWF symbology, but ultimately decided against. Don't be surprised, however, if the next time you see this image it is flipped on its vertical axis...

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

King Thunderthroat

It's been a while since I posted some new stuff, but I've just finished off some art for Newt's next issue of Hearts in Glorantha. This here picture is of King Thunderthroat (being the fourth of that ilk), who died bravely at Grizzly Peak. Maybe. He wears a snailhelm, marked with his royal cartouche (egg-shaped, naturally).