As part of the Moving Of Important Topics on the old forum, here are some comments Patrick_McEvoy made on his art in Conspiracies of Chaos.
The werewolf curving at the feet of the Hastur character is a nice touch. Too bad he didn't make it to the cards.
I wish I could draw like that!I particularly enjoy the colors warm brown vs cold blue,all in harmony,is it all done by computer?
I put in some little story stuff, if you look closely, for instance the Hastur faction player has 4 aces to go with his 7. But the Agency guy is giving him the eye because he thinks there might be some cheating going on... The woman from Miskatonic has folded on this hand, but she's more interested in taking notes anyway. There's other little things like that here and there.
edit:obviously I know it's not with a mouse...
Here's a couple of the sketches...
As it turns out, I'm leaving the game art world for the time being in order to take an exclusive contract with Marvel comics, working in their licensing department. So you'll see my art on packaging and stuff from Marvel, but not in any games at all, at least until 2009. (And no Marvel comics either - just licensing-related art).
I do have one exclusion allowed in my contract - I will be finishing my comic book series "Starkweather: Immortal" from Archaia Studios Press. Available at fine comics stores everywhere.
Also, you'll still see my covers for the "Fall of Cthulhu" monthly comic for a few more months, as I did those quite a while in advance.
So, I just wanted to say that it's been a wonderful run on this game, and I've had a great time doing my own interpretations of the Lovecraft world. Ever since I started reading H.P. Lovecraft back in my High School days, I had always wondered how I would interpret his world visually -- and now I've had the chance to find out. I'm very glad that many of you enjoyed it.
Thanks to everyone at FFG and the fans for making my time on this game so fun! Oh, and at the moment I'm planning on having a spot in the art show at GenCon next summer, so if you're there stop by and say "hi".
That the Starres eat...that those falling Starres, as some call them, which are found on the earth in the form of a trembling gelly, are their excrement.
- Henry More, 1656