In Dark Sun, there are two creatures with the name baazrag. This is their story. Continue reading A Baazrag By Any Other Name
Most Dark Sun art that is well done can be found among the many publications for the setting. So when there are artists creating Dark Sun pieces on there own, it’s always great to see since they may have new takes on the setting. I mentioned one already, but there is another that must be included on the list of the great: Michal Vondracek.
There is no shortage of Dark Sun art in TSR/WotC publications, but there is also no small number of freelance and personal work. While most of the latter is fairly amateurish, we occasionally are treated to an artist who is both able to produce great work as well as express the Dark Sun setting in new ways. One such artist is deviantART’s Pachycrocuta.
Continue reading Pachycrocuta’s Deviant Dark Sun
I’d bet when reading the title of this post one’s mind would immediately think of “Overloard” (the cover of 2e’s “Dragon Kings”). However I am actually referring to his dragon king illustration, not the painting.
Continue reading Dragon King Color Illustration
This is no place for social commentary, but a Brom image started me looking for what seems like a mysterious and elusive being in Dark Sun: the Mul woman.
Continue reading In Search of the Mul Woman
In early 1995, Tom Baxa’s images for the Dark Sun setting were waning, and I can imagine at that time TSR needed to find illustrators that could fill the gap. There were quite a few that came and went all the way through 3.5e, though one illustrator seemed to have done quite a bit of work for the setting and then vanished: John Dollar.
Brom certainly is the most well known Dark Sun artist, and Tom Baxa is downright prolific as an illustrator for the setting, but there are several other artists who took up the torch to show us Athas. One of note is Tony DiTerlizzi.
Continue reading A Day in the Life: Tony DiTerlizzi’s Athas