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Concept Sketch: Citystate by Cryptcrawler Concept Sketch: Citystate by Cryptcrawler
So some old buddies of mine and myself have decided to try and produce a table-top RPG

It's going to be extremely tough to pull off with my kids working me like a 3 legged mule and the (thankfully) booked schedule of commercial work I've got loaded up, but I'm determined to make it happen.

It'll probably take a few years and its been challenging so far but it's already starting to come together.

Some of you may recall that I was trying to get a graphic novel off the ground but that's proven to be kind of impossible for now, so I'm going to bankroll some of the content from that into this game.

Being responisble for all the art - while daunting in itself - is far more feasible at the moment than writing/drawing/producing an entire novel cover to cover by myself.

Besides, gaming with them is really what started this whole journey into commercial fantasy art for me and working with them to create our own has always been the ultimate goal beneath it all; a goal I never thought I'd be able to seriously consider again.

Will it happen?

Who the hell knows.

Chasing dreams is what it's all about, though. If you fail you still learn.

Here's a rough sketch that will eventually be finished and included in the game-book.

Can't give too much away yet but I can release some teasers here and there for anyone who may care.

Thanks for all the interest and notes, I read them all and they mean so much, even moreso when you have kids to share it with.

Got a lotta commercial stuff coming out this year, can't wait to post it.

God bless and take care,


Copyright Brad Rigney, don't use without permission

Thank you so much for the DD, the interest really means a lot to me and my family.
Many thanks to alltheoriginalnames for the feature, I hope my art keeps you coming back to the gallery and earning a place in your favorites!
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Given 2012-06-23
Concept Sketch: Citystate by *Cryptcrawler Captures such an intense suspenseful moment. A stunning work of art that leaves the feeling that there is a story behind it that needs to be told. ( Featured by alltheoriginalnames )
D-eTo-X Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Interesting! Thank you for a glimpse into it!
Pavel-Sokov Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   General Artist
Keep at your goal, make sure to write down the specific steps involved to achieve its completion, put them in order of importance and assign deadlines. Being explicit with your goals and deadlines will really increase the chances that you complete this project.Good Luck!
ogrebear Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Very cool and noir
yorisan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Whouaa ! What a fantastic atmosphere. I've had a dream since years ago and that was exactly like this scene. See a "scrrenshot" of this dream is very strange for me and... it is quite destabilizing.
cris1138 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
EEWRAVH ETHNTYD KVJFXJ SYN FYKWTS + !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1= EPIC
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is all kinds of incredible. The amount of realism is beyond belief. I can't even comprehend the detail and the way the lighting and shadows fall so naturally. You've captured every surface texture to photographic exactness, and the fact that the tilt of the scene is just slightly off is as if it's a still-frame from a movie.
The rain is beautiful. You seldom see such realism in the individual drops like that. I'm not sure how you did it, but it's perfect. The misty atmosphere of the streets you've created here really captures how the smog settles during a heavy rain.

I'm stunned by this. Absolutely blown away.
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Writer
This is a sketch?!? Congrats on all the commercial work and good luck on the novel and table-top RPG!
mindscapebd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Huh, a sketch? Something like this would take me a month atleast, and i doubt i will do it so good. Excellent work, dude. I dont know how i missed that one until now, but its worth DD without a doubt.
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
cool :)
zummerfish Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
terrific :)
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