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.
Continue reading John Dollar: Dark Sun’s Mystery Artist
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
I always liked Dragon Magazine 197’s cover. It’s a Brom painting that doesn’t seem to fit with the D&D of that time, nor is it exactly a Dark Sun image. It also uses quite a unique color palette where Brom is concerned. Beyond the unique look, the title is worth a mention.
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The 1995 FPG Brom cards continue to delight! As there are connections to be made, there are also Brom works meant for Dark Sun to be found, such as on the “The Affront” card. Continue reading The Afback