Hisham's Blog

Updating the Old: Ali Cors, Arcona Smuggler

So I looked at the stuff I had in my gallery and one stood out looking particularly bad, especially as what passed as "digital painting".

Ali Cors, Arcona Smuggler, as requested by Crowbar53 in the old SWAG forums. I picked it up and submitted it in 2004. Now in 2013, I've redone the whole thing all over again and replaced it in my gallery.

Oct 2, 2013 by: Hisham in: Update

Mecha RPG: KAIJU Supplement Artwork

Kaiju 7

Here's a sneak preview of monster artwork I've been illustrating for Heroic Journey Publishing's Mecha RPG. After the Mecha Combiners and Mecha Mercenaries supplement, here come the Mecha Kaiju supplement for the game! With monsters!

This sneak preview is so sneaky that the kaiju haven't been named yet at this time!

Sep 19, 2013 by: Hisham in: Non-Star Wars Art

Balneum Blue Weapons

Gnatha wrist rifle

Here's what I've been up to for freelance writer Ben Gorman who will publish his upcoming Star Frontiersman sci-fi gaming article Balneum Blue. His article features an aquatic alien race that uses biotech to create gear, weapons and vehicles. Here are the ranged weapons I designed.

May 11, 2013 by: Hisham in: Non-Star Wars Art
Tooth and Claw
Void Vultures is an RPG developed by Josh Roby and Ryan Macklin. I was assigned some interior artwork for it. Check them out below. Click here for a description and a video for Void Vultures. It was quite a fun project for me to do.
Here's a sneak preview of my entry for Project Rooftop's "Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0 Redesign Contest". It's not the final artwork yet, merely a quick sketch I made on a notepad in my free time. If you guys have the time to spare, check it out here and let's show 'em what SWAG artists can do!
Another work-in-progress for the cover of "The Hags of Teeb", a humorous e-book novella written by David Leyman. Image 1: Photo of background element. Image 2: Photo of foreground element. Image 3: Scanned paintings are composited and color-corrected in GIMP. First draft artwork!
Here's the work-in-progress for the cover of "Meevo", a science fiction novella for Kindle written by David Leyman. Yet to be finalized!
Recent Azamar RPG interior artwork commissioned by Wicked North Games have been the deities of Azamar. Not all of them are the same class of entities. Some are forces of nature, some are interdimensional beings, some are truly unknown -- but all of them are worshipped by certain groups in the world of Azamar. You can read their write up on my blog: part one and part two.
Sometimes, life can really pull us down with many hardship and obstacles to surmount. You feel like giving up, throwing up your hands and then fall to the ground in abject surrender to the difficulties. So here are some motivational posters I made to get you through the day! WOOHOO!
Zurn Warbler
Here's an artdump of some of the work I did for Wicked North Games' Azamar fantasy setting sourcebook for their Cinema6 system. You can download the beta rules here. For more and bigger images, check the subdirectory on my DeviantArt gallery. Enjoy.