Custom Illustrations: Talena

A friend of mine, “EvilDM” Jeff Mejia, created a role-playing game called “Legends of Steel” and asked me to do some character sketches for him. One of the characters was a pirate thief named Talena, and to show me what he wanted he sent me this HeroMachine image:

Talena, HeroMachine version

I took that and redrew it to look like this:

Talena-Color

This is the kind of thing I’d like to do in the upcoming “Custom Character Portrait” contest, or whatever we end up calling it (suggestions more than welcome!). I think the original HM version is nice, and could even be used for a camera-ready, print-quality production if he wanted, but there’s just nothing like an actual illustration done by a pro.

One Response to Custom Illustrations: Talena

  1. I agree. I’m in the middle of trying to write a fantasy novel, and although the Hero Machine has helped greatly, there really *is* nothing better than a sketch of your character that brings it to life.