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Raven Daegmorgan
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
"Do not go gently into that good night -- Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas

Father, writer, techie, and artist residing in the Great White North.

I produce all my work digitally and do not use traditional illustration media. Photoshop and a Wacom are my main tools, along with my camera, and Poser sometimes plays a role. I know PS isn't a "drawing" program per se, but I've been using it as such for almost twenty years and it works.

I've worked with a variety of small, independent press publishers and individuals over the years, both in a professional and a hobby capacity, and really enjoy it. I've also served as the head web and graphic designer, and photographer, for award-winning, internationally known resorts, and have created ads for magazines, business brochures, and logos, though you won't find reproductions of those items here.

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If you have a commission request, I will happily take it, though I have mainly worked for small and independent presses in the tabletop gaming community doing full color and grayscale work for rulebooks and book covers. Line-art and spot-color work are not my thing -- they just don't fit my style or method.

Rates vary, but for ballpark figures: a full-page color illustration or cover design may cost from $200 to $600. Quarter-page grayscale cost around $25, half-page grayscale costs around $50, etc. I also have a pretty cool contract which has always kept everyone happy, and either side from getting screwed: half up front, half on completion, and full contact throughout the process.

If you're interested, give a shout.

You can also read some of my fiction, or check out my role-playing games if you are so inclined.
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Whispers book cover
This is the full spread for the cover of the novella Whispers, by Kristin Dearborn, published by Lovecraft eZine Press this past December, written as an homage to H.P. Lovecraft's The Whisperer in Darkness.

The Mi-go have been depicted in many different ways, and this was my take on what is described as a crustacean-like insect made of fungus, with a face of tentacles, and tiny wings. I drew inspiration from multiple different earth analogues, mixing them together until I had produced something I felt was a unique, but true, take on their appearance. What do you think?
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At the Dawn - homage cover
When I was a kid, probably around eight or so, I received a copy the Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien -- it was the version with the gold cover displaying a raging green ocean swallowing a pillared city. I used to stare at the cover because I loved the picture, I loved the gold coloring, too, and the tale of the Silmarils has lived in my head. Over a decade ago, I wrote an RPG paying homage to the book, borrowing elements from that work, and trying to capture its feeling: a newborn world and the victories and tragedies taking place against a mythic backdrop, which were so integral to my experience of the tales.

I'd never created a proper cover for the game, however, though I'd painted the image you see above above--and have tended to point to this as "the cover." A few days ago I decided on a whim to try and design a cover again; this time I figured since the game was an homage, the cover could be, too, so I used a gold color for the background, and I also digitally aged the cover the way my beloved copy of the Silmarillion aged, folded corner, worn edges, patina, and other minor damage. For this mock-up, I also wanted to fix a few spots in the cover painting that had been bothering me for years. And as I also like to play with font-art, and font-art has a huge place in the interior design of the game, I did that as well across the entirety of the cover, making elf-ish looking runes and patterns and using it for the knotwork and trees. And though you can't read them at the size it was uploaded, the runes around the edge of the cover painting tell about the game.

I don't know that this will be "the" cover for the game if and when I release it on a wider basis than playing it at gaming conventions or on-line, but it was a fun project.
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RTaM - Tales of the South page 1
The latest page in my Patreon project, which you can check out here: www.patreon.com/greyorm
Please consider becoming a patron! There's a special version for patrons done up as a distressed, rolled parchment, and it looks incredible.

I've spent a while trying to familiarize myself with medieval figure drawing to some limited success, but you can read more about the process and the style for the page on the public update for the page over on Patreon.
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Wolfypaints Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
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one-rook Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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BloodyIsTheBest Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for the favorite!
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Arkadius13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you for the fav! =)
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greyorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
How the hell wasn't I watching you?! Well, it's remedied now! LOL
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greyorm Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't know!! LOL I haven't posted much lately, though. Was mainly working on writing and getting through the day!
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NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know the feeling -- though in my case, it's painting and getting through the day. LOL
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Hameed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks that's very kind of you to say.
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Stef125 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks for the watch!!
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