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Old 08-23-2012, 08:38 PM
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The premise of this thread can be summed up with this here image:



Now then. Some ground rules:

Rule #1- Published only. The internet's lousy with stuff like this. It's only noteworthy when someone actually goes "Yup, that's totally something I'm comfortable printing in my RPG sourcebook/on the cover of this novel/magazine."

Actually yeah, that's about all the restriction that's likely needed here. Go forth and post the embarrassment!
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:41 PM
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:27 PM
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Is that she-mummy-pharaoh art deliberately mimicking Kaneko or is that a coincidence?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:00 PM
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Is that she-mummy-pharaoh art deliberately mimicking Kaneko or is that a coincidence?
That's not Kaneko at all! Her breasts are either too big or she has too few of them.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:08 PM
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Recently, a disturbing trend has swept fantasy novel covers: let's put a photo-realistic dude on the cover just sort of standing around or holding a sword or something. I can appreciate wanting to get away from pictures of dragons and stuff (though let's not kid ourselves guys, if there are dragons and demons in the book, you're not exactly reading Proust), but is this really any less embarrassing?

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:18 PM
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That's not Kaneko at all! Her breasts are either too big or she has too few of them.
I was talking about the face and especially the eyes. The body is off-model and the feet too sketchy to be legit Kaneko. But the face is an uncanny imitation!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:24 PM
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I was talking about the face and especially the eyes. The body is off-model and the feet too sketchy to be legit Kaneko. But the face is an uncanny imitation!
Yep, it's the heavy lines around the eyes.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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So, what, Google wants us to find Boris Vallejo art for him?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:06 PM
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So, what, Google wants us to find Boris Vallejo art for him?
Pfft, I've got plenty of that just lying around tormenting me as it is!


Really, I was just hoping someone would try and top the poor judgement of Sexy Mummy there with something like, this:



Or even better, like THIS:

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:14 AM
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The long elf!
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:19 AM
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I'm going to count "part of a movie intro montage" as "published material."

An underrated movie in my opinion.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:28 AM
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What really amazes me about that Bilbabalbabul book is it looks to have predated the age of CTRL-V.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:43 AM
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Think I'll just stick with rolling half-elves, thanks.
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The title works better as the back cover's punchline
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Those two WoW images actually have nude versions.

Guy did a whole series of WoW inspired stuff, I'm pretty sure he made a humanized Onyxia. I think he goes by Azazael?

Yep, did some digging and found his deviant art account: Uh, NSFW more often than not. http://azazel1944.deviantart.com/
Wait wait wait. So the cheesecake WoW pictures aren't actually promotional? They're just random things off some guy's deviantart page with some convincing-looking official wallpaper borders/logo? Because, first post?

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Rule #1- Published only. The internet's lousy with stuff like this. It's only noteworthy when someone actually goes "Yup, that's totally something I'm comfortable printing in my RPG sourcebook/on the cover of this novel/magazine."

Actually yeah, that's about all the restriction that's likely needed here. Go forth and post the embarrassment!
It's no fair picking on some random fanart's tastelessness in here. We've got all those thunderdomes for that!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:12 AM
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Wait wait wait. So the cheesecake WoW pictures aren't actually promotional? They're just random things off some guy's deviantart page with some convincing-looking official wallpaper borders/logo? Because, first post?



It's no fair picking on some random fanart's tastelessness in here. We've got all those thunderdomes for that!

Correct. So I guess this technically doesn't count for this thread?

Guy has no relation to Blizzard at all, and you can tell he's a fan because he's super mad at the plot direction. Which, I think most fans are.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:39 PM
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Correct. So I guess this technically doesn't count for this thread?

Guy has no relation to Blizzard at all, and you can tell he's a fan because he's super mad at the plot direction. Which, I think most fans are.
Really? I kinda figured at this point all the contradictions and recycling and crazy retcons would have everyone beyond the point of caring anymore.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:47 PM
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crazy retcons
The lore was never exactly good. It was nothing but pulp fantasy fluff and I was ok with that.

But then the retcons.

Dear god, they didn't even need to make half of them.

I need to lay down, I'm having flashbacks to the launch of TBC and how it just crapped all over WC3.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:42 PM
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Do you guys want me to make a Fantasy Art thread without that restriction?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:41 AM
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Someone posted this little gem in the the wrong thread!



The fighter just looks so uncomfortable around these people.
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That was my first strat guide. Man I miss that book.
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That was my first strat guide. Man I miss that book.
Then you should go check out the thread!
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King's Quest doesn't start off that way at all! Where's Sir Graham?
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King's Quest doesn't start off that way at all! Where's Sir Graham?
Buried under the Swarthy Hog Inn.
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Here's a cool Tumblr, showing how D&D's art has evolved over the years.

And by evolved I mean go hardcore.
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Here's a cool Tumblr, showing how D&D's art has evolved over the years.
"Otyugh"...

"Otyugh"...

...holy crap, is that what Square stole to make the Ochu?
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:56 PM
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Here's a cool Tumblr, showing how D&D's art has evolved over the years.

And by evolved I mean go hardcore.
Most, not all, of new D&D has a serious case of the Shin Megami Tensei IV's. heeheehee
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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Here's a cool Tumblr, showing how D&D's art has evolved over the years.

And by evolved I mean go hardcore.
I miss Tony DiTerlizzi
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Here's a cool Tumblr, showing how D&D's art has evolved over the years.

And by evolved I mean go hardcore.
I wish they'd also show some of the original D&D art. The original elf art is a thing of beauty.

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There's a CHANCE that all the perspective/layering mistakes here are the results some kind of crazy situation with enlargement spells and incorporeality and such, but I'm PRETTY sure there's just a ton of problems here. Highlights include the hand eating beard and super tiny cleric getting sandwiched.
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