Character creation involves making choices through school. This is the first backdrop Rogier Van De Beek did for the project as a test. I was very happy with his work and he became the primary artist for Archmage Rises!
Starting the project I looked for artists on Deviant Art. I came across Jonas De Ro who is a great concept artist. I licensed this pic from him as it perfectly captures the "otherness" of unexplored locations.
I fell in love with this pic by Rogier van de Beek as soon as I saw it. It captures the essence of the game: it is only because of your magic you can overcome life's challenges. Without it, yer toast.
Rogier whipped this up, I think, in a day. It has been my desktop background ever since!
The first wallpaper we ever released publicly.
The Inn - Raistlin Edition
We made up this version for all the Dragonlance fans out there. Since Archmage Rises is inspired by Raistlin Majere we thought it would be fun to put him in the corner drinking his wine and making his tea.
Where is Caramon?
Why doing chores of course! Settling the ponies in the stable.
See the Art section for the sketches leading up to this pic.
I've stared at this image thousands of times over the years and I still like it.