Blood and Illumination

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

At the end of 2014, Wild Hunt Studios embarked on a new project, the creation of an illuminated manuscript titled Rose, Thorn, and Mist: Elves of the Bloodwood developed by way of patronage through the Patreon website. Patreon is based on the historical concept of patronage (very fitting, given the nature of this project!), allowing individuals to support artists and creators by pledging small donations in return for content — some artists are using Patreon for music, others for webcomics, maps, paintings, or even whole magazines.

At its heart, this project is a pseudo-travelogue about a grim enclave of elves, their forest homeland, and its history, based more on classic legends about the fey folk than on Tolkien’s own take on the same, done in an illuminated style of my own design. It is not specifically a game-related product and is not tied to any RPG system, but presents ideas that can be used for such, as well as enjoyed simply for pleasure and its aesthetics.

You can learn more about the project, and see the pages that have already been completed, by heading over to my Patreon page.


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