'Illustration and Design' Category

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.

Illustration FO

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010


Fight On! issue #9 has just come out and bears a cover by Raven, “One Charge Left”. You can buy the magazine here and see the full illustration here.

Contest Winner

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009


Raven is honored to have taken Second Place in the Color category of the Erol Otis Art Challenge for his piece “One Charge Left”. There’s a teeny thumbnail on the winners thread you can strain your eyes on, but you’ll have to wait for it to grace the cover of Fight On! to see it in large form.

Be sure to check out the thread to see the other winners and runners-up (and check out the Fight On! magazine while you’re at it).

More Noir

Thursday, November 6th, 2008


Pleased with the work already completed, Duncan Wright has extended the contract for illustrating his surreal-noir game. For sneaks at the illustrations already completed, take a look here.

Commission Status: not currently available.

Noir Project

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008


Currently working on an illustration project for Duncan Wright for an unnamed surreal-noir RPG. More information and sneaks at the illos can be found on Raven’s LJ or dA account.

Commission Status: not currently available.