The Tiger’s First Illustration

Earlier I have mentioned that my adult daughter Elin (a.k.a. the Tiger) now works as an illustrator for some of my RPG ventures. We have formed Team Fox. Elin’s mundane occupation is as a student at an art & design school.

In Elin’s first project, I have asked for a simple comic-book look; here is a resulting watercolor of an adventurous journalist for the apocalyptic 1950s Australian setting “Oz Is Drowning”.

Copyright 2019 Elin Blixt

The Tiger Progresses

I dropped by the Tiger’s apartment yesterday to see how her first artwork assignment for me progresses. I have not yet anything by her hand to display here (the Tigress to the right is merely a representation of her character), because she is still experimenting with the black-and-white style I have asked for, somewhat inspired by the adventure comics and movies of my youth. After all, she is working with a retro-style text. It is a paternal joy to witness how my daughter gets into role of an illustrator one step at a time.

The Apollo Semicentennial

Fifty years ago, the Apollo project sent 27 astronauts to the Moon. I was a child and followed their live broadcasts on TV together with my father, an aerospace engineer in the then-nascent European space program. The Lunar exploration lasted for four years and eleven launches, after which the United States retrenched to a more modest space program. Hopefully, I will see astronauts on the Moon again some day, perhaps in the company of curious and eager grandchildren.

Sorgeveden: Skuggskog i Ebenholtslandet

Summary in English: A spooky jungle ruin in my Sorgeveden forest setting for the Swedish fantasy RPG Hjältarnas Tid.

En förhäxad skuggskog i Sorgevedens tropiska Ebenholtsland. Ett övergivet tempel, för länge sedan helgat åt mörka makter, är källan till den täta skugga som fallit över trakten. En djärv jägare har nu sökt sig hit, kanske för att lista ut hur ljuset ska fördriva mörkret härifrån.

Konstnär: Sergey Vasnev på Artstation. Klicka på bilden för en större version.

Desolation Ornithopter

Ron Cobb created this “insectoid” ornithopter for an early attempt to make a Dune movie. That film did not materialize, however; instead we got very different and quite jumbled movie some years later.

Anyhow, this is a beautiful flyer that I’d love to see in some other setting. It would for example fit nicely in my baroque-futuristic Wolframfästet (The Tungsten Citadel) RPG milieu, in which the Earth is a worn-down desolation.