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Needing An Artist - Where Do I Start?

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drjmcmillan
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I am currently throwing my cap into the huge pile of caps that is the board game design community and I need some help and this seemed as good a place as any to start.

I am currently DIY-prototyping a game and it's going pretty well. It is getting to the point where I am thinking about the artwork so I can produce something a bit more official looking for non friend/family play testing and maybe even demo-ing.

I think it needs a bit more work before I commit to anything but I am trying to get some ideas about the next step and I really don't know where to start.

I don't want to make this post too long. I'm guessing interested parties may want to know the kind of artwork I am looking for. So as a starter; it is a family-orientated fantasy battle game where the protagonists are gnomes - emphasis on 'take that' type of humour. There is a hex board battle field (think Memoir 44), some miniatures for pieces, either a few cards or players map for each faction with faction abilities and a deck of cards to play on each other during the game.

I see the environment / theme of the cards and board to be some way a cross between Smallworld and Munchkins (Miguel Coimbra and John Kovalik) with the artwork accentuating the silliness and humour.

Not very informative but not sure where this post is going!

I realise I might be a little premature here but I feel a momentum that I want to keep going. I am still on the learning curve here so thank you for bearing with me.

mdkiehl
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If you are looking for an artist...

I think I saw your post over on BGG.

Anyways you are welcome to look at some images of one of my recent prototypes:

http://mdkiehl.wordpress.com/game-design-game-art/

http://mdkiehl.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/water-to-water/

At the moment my rates are somewhat low, I only ask about $20.00 an hour.

Regards,

Matthew Kiehl

Fringe
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I can recommend my primary

I can recommend my primary artist, Neko Pilarcik. You can see her work at http://www.nekomation.com/

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