The Artist's Workspace
Pens, pencils, music blaring in the background. A pile of paper close to hand, all chuckyjam-full of sketches to be inked... by Sunday. (Apparently the video link doesn't vid... you can find it at

This is what is keeping me ultra-busy, away from Patreon as well as most of my non-art life and my friends. Steve Jackson Games commissioned me to do art for his reboot of The Fantasy Trip, presently over 600% funded on Kickstarter. I did the original art for the Melee rules back in 1977, and Steve wanted me back for this project. The fans wanted me back for the bellbottoms I put on the old figures (seen below), because young as I was, I didn't really know how to draw feet very well.

So yes: there are bellbottoms in the new set (one), and this is some of the other art I've already completed, dropped on the floor in no particular order. Captain Bellbottoms is visible in the lower left corner. 

There are 30 pages like this, mostly small illos for the counters, and a few pages of actual illustrations like the "shield rush" picture at the top.

The video at the top is what my art table looks like right now. I thought you folks might like to see what's keeping me busy, with a glimpse of the current workspace, in lieu of talking about the painting I haven't been able to touch this month. Cleaning up the B&W art -- you can see smeared ink on one of the pages there -- is also giving me a crash course in using my new Wacom tablet.

I was trying to figure out how to put my phone/camera where you could actually watch me work (ink or painting!), but that'll have to be another time. I'm open to ideas and suggestions of how I could do that, if that's something you'd like to see.

Meanwhile I need to get back to the table. Two days, seven pages of art...

But once this is done, I settle into more ordinary levels of workload, and I hope to get back into the groove with work specifically for you folks who have my back. Thank you again, and always! You are loved.

-- Liz

Music credit: The Bride's Favorite, from Steeleye Span's album Below the Salt, running in the background as I worked. I absolutely HAVE to have music, or podcasts, or audiobooks running continually while I work.

If you're interested in the too-interesting earworm music that I'm struggling not to loop nonstop -- Blizzard has released an
absolutely amazing video about Jaina Proudmore that you can find on YouTube in advance of the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion for World of Warcraft (which I'm not playing as much as usual, unsurprisingly). You don't need to know a damn thing about the game to appreciate both the music and the storytelling in this one.

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