Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium

I realize things have been quiet in this space for a while. Life and work have been busy and I'm afraid the blog suffered the consequences. However, I have a bunch of work to post in the coming weeks so please check in frequently.

Wizards of the Coast recently released a D&D book called Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium. I did a number of illustrations for it, many of them spots of magical items, but there were a couple of more fully realized compositions as well. First among them, this scene of a dwarf smith forging a magical blade and an elf casting a runic spell over it. Working out the lighting and the low point of view in this one was a great challenge!

I'll be posting more from this book over the next few days.


  1. Say that 3 title times fast! Effective use of scale and perspective. It is sometimes hard to pull that off, I can see how it was challenging.

  2. Nice ! I think you really nailed both the P.O.V. and the lighting. Super job Jim !

  3. Thank you for the kind words, Larry and Christina.

    Christina, I can barely say that title once, much less 3 times fast!