Some assignments involve as much design as illustration. Here are a few examples: 3 keys designed for Paizo Publishing's Emerald Spire campaign cards and a sword I designed for use in Dungeon #200, published by Wizards of the Coast. I really enjoy this sort of work. Figurative pictures tend to focus a great deal on character and pose and anything with a background involves light, atmosphere, etc. but images like these are all about the objects, the silhouettes, the ornamentation. It's fun to visualize a single item that doesn't actually exist and design it in detail.