As December approaches I’m busy with Treasure and a few other things. However, I have paused to sort out what to do with the collection of ‘Old School’ B&W artwork previously available in the Renegade ~ Artpack and inside titles including the RPG Handbook, Renegade and Renegade ~ Corruption.
A great deal of work went into finding, cleaning and retouching the images, which mainly date from the Golden Age of Illustration. The range of illustrators’ talent on show is exceptional, but few of these pieces get seen now, either because they’re sold as individual items for publishers’ use or too damaged/ yellowed to make it into most collections. Those I’ve laid hands on are damaged no more and without resorting to upsampling there’s over 150 in total, some 150dpi, some 300dpi. The sizes also very according to the source.
As a result, it seems a total waste of the artists’ work and my revisions to itemise them and limit their circulation. So, the pick of them – usually the larger and/ or higher resolution ones are going in a revised Artpack at a very reasonable price – with an introductory offer.
Imo it’s quite a pack, as this is a large slice of the stuff I hand-picked to put into my games. It looks great in the e-books and the print RPG Handbook. Ideal for handouts, scenario covers and internal images, campaign booklets, PC sheets. . . . There’s also room for quickly adapting the artwork by selecting highlights and quick colours/ monotones. The pack comes with an extended licence allowing commercial use.
I’m routing Scottish Media Lab and Thistle Games’ links to the same download, as DriveThruRPG demonstrates that Thistle Games hasn’t appeared overnight.
This also allows a much fuller pack, as they have a download limit of over 250Mb. Please note if a download causes a problem, it’s probably the servers and the large files. If problems persist just Fbook pm or email me and a solution will be found.
But what about most of the pics in the previous Artpack and other smaller images. They’re a mixed bag and there are cracking images in there – plus others which may well suit a particular circumstance. They’re getting given away via the Facebook page between now and Christmas. A pic a day beginning shortly. They will come with the same extended license as the download, so someone can’t just collect the lot and resell them as a clipart bundle.
I’ll post when I’m good to go. The link to Facebook is rather obviously to the left and, perhaps, some teachers, art students, librarians, history fans, . . . might appreciate being pointed in the direction of the free pics and the pack. Colouring books, calendars, school web pages, history projects, . . .
Also planning another early Christmas gift, but one thing at a time – I wish. Back soon with a list of the artists included and thumbnails for some of the images in the pack.