Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trampier: Master Of Light And Shadow

You can't help but marvel at David Trampier's mastery of light and shadow. Here's a beautiful example ripped from the pages of The Dragon, Issue Number 12, Volume II, No. 6, February 1978.

This DAT illustration accompanies a preview of Andre Norton's Dungeons and Dragons-based book, Quag Keep. If you pay attention, you'll notice that the seated adventurer, in the foreground, is wearing a bracelet encrusted with oddly-shaped dice.

7 comments:

biopunk said...

I am paying attention and also noticing he was really into tendons of the hand.

Bard said...

Great image. I always loved Trampier's art.

Melan said...

I have never seen (or noticed) this one before. Wonderful!

Carter Soles said...

I haven't seen this one before, thanks for sharing. Tramp is the best!

Herb said...

The dice on the bracelet are actually important to the plot of the novel. They are related to how the adventurers came to be there.

Scallop Skulled Skald said...

I love Tramp's work- to me, it evokes the engravings of Albrecht Dürer and Gustave Doré.

Akrasia said...

It's always great to discover a new Trampier piece. Thanks!