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Eric Quigley
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Freelance Illustrator - Fantasy / Sci-fi / Horror
Freelance Illustrator - Fantasy / Sci-fi / Horror

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Jasmeris for a Numenera product for Monte Cook Games. It came out a bit ago, I just forgot to share.

Copyright Monte Cook Games
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Battle Brothers mini Free-LC coming out tomorrow

A new micro free-LC is coming out for Battle Brothers, despite their claim only a handful of months back that there would be no more updates to the game.

It looks like a better way to meet my demise than watching my guys literally swallowed by Nachzehrers. The best campaigns always have the most disappointing ends and complacency is your worst enemy.

The blog states it does not require a campaign restart- awesome.

http://battlebrothersgame.com/dev-blog-98-lindwurm/
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Factorio

Factorio? Pshh. Cracktorio.

All I can say with wide eyed amazement is this game is addicting as hell. I probably spent two hours last night just watching this thing run and tweaking my production line routes- so oddly satisfying, even as my iron line collapses...

Couldn't sleep last night because factory layouts kept running through my head. Please send help.

I'm at the point that I need more iron production and I have the ore available, but I have too much pollution on the map already and am having SERIOUS issues with attacks from the creatures (they seem to go for the pollution generators). I need to put in electric furnaces to combat this, I think- but then I need to boost my steam power and sure up the coal line to the boilers... or maybe just figure out how uranium/nuclear power works.
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Witches and Alewives

All women wore hats in those days. In fact, most of us are familiar with tall, pointed henin that we now associate with this era. Female brewers especially favored tall hats because it allowed them to stand out in the crowded medieval streets, making it easier for people to see them and purchase their wares. When alewives started being associated with witchcraft, so did their choice of headwear.

Since pest control as we know it was a thing of the future in the Middle Ages, people had to rely on more traditional methods to keep rodents out of their homes and businesses. Several different grains are used in the making of beer and ale, which rats and mice would love to dine on if given a chance. To this end, alewives traditionally kept cats around to keep the pests at bay and protect their inventory of ingredients. Just as with the hats, cats also became strongly associated with witches.

Brewers had to mix and prepare their ingredients in something. As they usually made large batches of their beverages at once, what else would be more suitable a mixing bowl than a large cauldron? The image of a witch stirring her bubbling brew over a steaming cauldron comes directly from the alewife’s method of making beer.

But what about the witch’s broom? No, it does not come from the fact that brewers kept their taverns clean. As it turns out, brewers would place brooms outside of their homes or taverns as a symbol of their trade. Literacy was not widespread in those days, so brewers couldn’t just put a sign up and expect their customers to be able to read it. They probably couldn’t write it themselves, anyway. But a broom was a simple symbol that those in search of beer or ale could easily recognize, kind of like the barber pole used by the barber-surgeons of the same era. It was nothing more than a sign. But when it came time to demonize alewives and remove them from their profession, some really creative people made up stories about them riding their brooms to meet with Satan in the forest.


http://blitzlift.com/witches-alewives-historical-connection/
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Looking For Work!

I'm looking to fill a quite a few spots in my schedule. If you're interested in hiring me to illustrate images for you please contact me at quigleyer@gmail.com .

Don't mind re-shares, of course- I would appreciate it.

I am putting the final touches on a big heap of work and eager to jump right back in. I can begin working soon if needed.
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This one actually went pretty smoothly! Kind of.
A gif of creation from initial sketch to final cover.

I just realized +Eric Quigley, that somewhere along the way, both of us forgot about the wizard's head orbs. haha!
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"This whole figure I'm drawing is too light and lacks contrast"

My favorite fix: Select the whole thing (in Photoshop hold CNTRL and click on the layer thumbnail to the left of the layer name) and create a multiply layer on top. Now paint over the whole thing on that multiply layer- it will get darker. If it gets too dark lower the opacity of the multiply layer or select another color. Now use your eraser tool to pull out lighter areas by erasing away from the multiply layer.

And no joke I saw Sterling Hundley do this once traditionally with acrylic washes and inks. He lightly glazed over a whole painting and then used a kneaded eraser to pull the wash off of his highlights etc. It never even occurred to me to use a kneaded eraser on a painting, but there it was.



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New Hero Kids pet cards! Here are a few of the images I did for it from a while back- there are 10 total.

$2.99 USD on DTRPG Here:

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223327/Hero-Kids--Fantasy-Expansion--Pet-Cards-II

And check out +Justin Halliday's blog post about it here:

http://herokidsrpg.blogspot.com/2017/10/new-monstrous-hero-kids-pets.html
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