Deadlands: The Boneyard

The Boneyard by Seanan McGuire is the third installment of the Deadlands series of books from Tor publishing. The others being Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry and Thunder Moon Rising by Jeffrey J. Mariotte

Here is the link to more on the book. The Boneyard

I've included the sketches. We changed directions after the first round of sketches to better reflect the Circus setting of the book. It definitely fits the book better, even though I liked the original sketches.

 

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The Boneyard_Final-Aaron J Riley

Warhammer 40k Necrons

I had basically quit doing Warhammer cards. However, my AD that I had worked with for a couple years knew the one thing that would convince me to do some more. Necrons. I had been asking for them, the moment we had a relationship that I felt comfortable asking for stuff. And considering recent news that Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight have split, I guess I was in on one of the last sets of Warhammer 40k cards. 

Eldritch Lance
Vivesection
Illuminor Szeras

Gods of the Fall

Interior illustrations for Gods of the Fall by Monte Cook Games. You can read more about the game here

Divine Labor

Divine Labor

Revels in Trickery

Revels in Trickery

The book is really well done. Plus a big ass map.

Contributor Copy

Contributor Copy

Rifts Characters

Pinnacle Entertainment Group is doing a kickstarter for a new version of Rifts. I did a bunch of the characters for the Game. I've got some covers I did for them also, but I can't show those quite yet. Here are the characters individually and with the background for a GM screen (or something like that).

You can read more about the Kickstarter on the PEG website

Prints available again

I recently had a request for a print for one of my paintings. Which reminded me that I had gotten lazy with my fotomoto store. Which lead to the discovery that fotomoto didn't work since I updated my site.

So I had to find a new printer. I don't want to deal with printing out stuff, packaging and mailing. It's a hassle. Enter Inprnt. 

I set up a store with the few images I'm allowed to sell prints of. Unfortunately Star Wars isn't available as of now. I'll check with them about selling prints but I think I know the answer already.

So anyway, go buy a print.

http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/aaronjriley/

T-Shirts!

Totally vain clothing choice? Tax Write -off? In case I get lost and forget my name? Possibly all of the above.

In all honesty, I'm picky about my t-shirts. I can't stand those cheap ass t-shirts from stores, that feel like they are on their tenth trip through a thrift store. 

And now that so many people were so kind to show interest, I am now taking pre-orders in the store. The link is at the top of the page. There are also women's shirts. I just didn't have them done for the pic.

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Deadlands: Ghostwalkers full cover

I always feel like I'm the last to know when my artwork shows up on the internet. 

I just found out that Deadlands: Ghostwalkers was revealed. The book will be released in Sept. according to Amazon.

Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry (Tor-Sept. 22nd) Synopsis-From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, the first in a thrilling series of novels based on Deadlands, a hugely successful role-playing game (RPG) set in the Weird, Weird West. Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely-eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns . . . and a mysterious substance called “ghost rock” fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets. In Ghostwalkers, a gun-for-hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead! Deadlands is one of the most popular RPGs in history, with over a million Deadlands gaming books sold.

Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry (Tor-Sept. 22nd)

Synopsis-From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, the first in a thrilling series of novels based on Deadlands, a hugely successful role-playing game (RPG) set in the Weird, Weird West.

Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely-eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns . . . and a mysterious substance called “ghost rock” fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets.

In Ghostwalkers, a gun-for-hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead!

Deadlands is one of the most popular RPGs in history, with over a million Deadlands gaming books sold.

The image was originally for a wrap around. Here is the cover without all those silly letters in the way, and the orignal format.

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Star Wars Imperial Assault

A couple of my cards for Fantasy Flight's "Imperial Assault - Twin Shadows" just popped up on the internet. I did these approximately one year ago. There is still one more in this group. But it hasn't been shown by Fantasy Flight yet, so we have to wait.

If you are curious about the game you can go here. https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/6/23/enter-the-hive/

Fafhrd & The Grey Mouser

I read the Fritz Leiber books when I was younger. As soon as Pinnacle Entertainment Group contacted me about doing these covers, I went and read "Ill met in Lankhmar" again. I'm not much of a re-reader, but it had been quite awhile, so it was pretty new.

These are for a new RPG based on the world and characters of Leiber. I've flipped throught the pdf's I was given. The game looks fun. If you are interested, go get a copy. They have PDF's and I think the print versions are on the way. https://www.peginc.com/store/lankhmar-preorders/

Cones of Dunshire

If you are a fan of the "Parks and Recreation" tv show, you probably know what this is. When Mayfair games asked me to do these characters however, I had no idea what it was. So here is a small clip from the show to somewhat explain.

During his week off between jobs, Ben becomes obsessed with creating a new role-playing game called "The Cones of Dunshire."

I believe Mayfair Games originally designed the general idea of the game for the show. Apparently it was pretty popular so they decided to try to make an actual game.

Normally when I do these character designs they are just variations on the common role playing classes. Knight, Cleric, Wizard, etc.. So needless to say I had no idea what I was supposed to do with a "Brinksman" or "Arbiter". I was just given the name and a rather small picture of the miniatures they were going to use. Thankfully my AD gave me a good idea where to go once I asked.

They wanted to use the sketches on the kickstarter page, so I did a bit more detailed sketch than my usual chicken scratch sketches. Couldn't have everyone looking at those.

Then the finals.

Unfortunately the kickstarter wasn't funded. So I'm not sure these will get used for anything unless they try again.