-By Jesper Ejsing
I have been playing roleplaying games ever since the mid 80´s, and still do. Our group is formed by such opposite guys as possible. We have a Game Designer, a Yoga-Master, a Nasa Scientist, an Author and a Fantasy artist. Both the Author and the Game Designer are artists too, so we have a long history of illustrating the scenes we are playing or especially our characters and the stuff they carry around.
Recently we just switch from a classic fantasy setting. We have played in the same homemade world for the last 10 years, so now we wanted to try something new. This new world is a mix between Miyazaki´s Nausicaa and the new Mad Max movie. And of cause we needed to visualize these new guys and the equipment right away.
Here is some of the figures I came up with. They are loosely based on my brother, the gamemaster´s Ideas. The world is polluted with toxic fungus, so we either live underground or use masks to stay alive.
Jesper Ejsing was born in Denmark in1973. He first discovered fantasy through the works of Tolkien and got introduced to D&D on Christmas Day, 1986. Skipping through the pages of the rulebooks, he set a goal for the rest of his life: He would become a fantasy artist. He would make a living illustrating things that live only in imagination... one way or the other.
He studied Danish literature and Art History before quitting University for a freelance artist life. The early years as a fulltime illustrator meant drawing anything for money. Soon he weeded out the assignments that weren't historical, and after a while all he did was fantasy art.
When he finally got his first assignment for Dungeons and Dragons it was 20 years since that Christmas when the goal was set. He struck out on a journey, stubbornly, and at times ignorant to the realities of life, and 2 decades of traveling has finally brought him home.
Jesper Ejsing still lives in Copenhagen Denmark, with his 2 sons and wife, Lea. Along with paintings, he has written numerous books. "Jarvis – the Sorcerer's Apprentice" is the only one translated into English.
Simply wonderful! Nice aesthetic.
Wonderful concepts, would you recommend any photoshop(or other digital program) tutorials to learn basic? I love this type of rendering but when it comes to digital art I cannot create anything.
Such a refreshing setting even without saying I felt the nauscicaa feel as it's my favorite of his films
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Big fan of your work and big fan of RPGs. Cheers!