Here is another free image I found on Pixabay that is perfect for Spelljammer. Use it as you wish and if you want to credit the artist, check out this page on the site. There are few other great pictures there that could be used for Spelljammer.
Here is another great image that was shared in the Spelljammer Facebook Group. The artist, Claudio Pozas, originally posted on Facebook and as a public post on his Patreon. He has graciously allowed me to share the image here on the Spelljammer Fanzine. Below is his description from his Facebook post.
“Here’s the Giff Brawler, fully painted because Stan! said I had to! You can also see it at (https://www.patreon.com/posts/public-post-giff-40462072), and my patrons got to see a step-by-step process of how this painting came together!”
He wanted me to make sure people know that the image, Milton the Brawler, is available as a print from his INPRNT Shop.
This image was recently shared by J. Henderson on the Spelljammer Facebook Group on March 17th. The image’s origin were bit of a mystery to the members of that group but J. Fägerquist surmised that it might be from a 1980s graphic novel series, “Storm,” by British comic book artist Don Lawrence (1928 – 2003).
After a bit more research and a query on Facebook, it is definitely from Storm. Marrow is “a crystal-shaped planet, home of the Barsaman-games.” -Wikipedia
The following conversations was started in the Spelljammer Image Group:
You have done some excellent cartography over the years. The way that you have made each setting feel that it was mapped by different cartographers is especially clever. It is almost as if you make maps “in character”. smile emoticon
Thanks for everything that you did for the Spelljammer Campaign Setting. Do you remember what sort of things you thought about, when you created the style for them?
And, do you ever sell prints of any of your maps at conventions?
To which he replied recently:
Thanks so much for the praise. When creating different styles I look at other maps and illustrations as Well that might fit the feel of the product. Sometimes the writer or editor would ask for a specific look or feel and give me examples of what they are looking for. So there are a few different ways to come up with a map style.
I have not made prints of any maps. Not sure which ones of the thousands I have done would be desirable for gamers. I do sign a lot of maps at cons though.
Again thanks for the praise.
So the Spelljammer Image Group asked us: would we buy his maps if he made prints? So I’m asking you in This Month’s Poll: