I finished my fantasy battle scene started over a week ago. In many ways it was just like a D & D battle fought on the table top with miniatures, a battlefield grid, and dice. It had to happen in steps.
Remember this step? The pen and ink step? That isn’t even the first step. But pencil drawings don’t photograph and reproduce as well as pen and ink.
And then the colored pencil work had to proceed a section at a time.
I basically went character by character, starting with the good guys.
And that is the same way the combat occurs. Shandra the Unicorn Maiden rolled an 18 for initiative on the twenty-sided dice. So she attacked first. She only got a 15 on the attack roll, however, so her wand of silver-fire only did five points of damage, depriving the kobold of one claw arm. The shadow archer (not pictured because he was invisible at the time) had a 16 on initiative and an 18 on attack, so he wounded Sammy the Satyr with a two-point damage from his crossbow bolt to Sammy’s left arm, preventing the young satyr from attacking during the round. Turkoman the Wizard was next, using his wand of fire-bolts to attack the skeleton-ghost, igniting its death shroud and making it drop its magic +2 long sword. You can see both Greebo the Half-orc and the evil beast-thing have not yet taken their turns in the combat. Seriously, a three-round combat seems to take forever in the D & D game.
So. there you have it. My Dungeons and Dragons post for this week is simply an excuse to show off the newest silly drawing I did, brag a little bit, and play silly word-games even more. I hope I didn’t stretch your patience to the breaking point yet again.