Behind-the-Illustration: The Priestess of 13th Age

“The Priestess hears all the Gods of Light and speaks for those who please her. She is part oracle, part mystic, and part metaphysical engineer, since she created the Cathedral, an ever-expanding temple with rooms or entire wings for each of the faiths she favors.”   –From the 13th Age icon teaser description.

Lee Moyer really made this piece his own with the digital paints.  I sometimes have a guess about how the light and color will work when I turn the pencils over to him, but this was one of the cases where the final result was a total surprise.  I just gazed in awe for a few minutes when he sent it to me.  We had discussed the architectural design of Hugh Ferriss as an influence for the Priestess’ cathedral, so evidently I was expecting the background to be mostly monochromatic.  I have come to understand that the tastes of the Priestess are much more diverse and spectacular.

Below an extremely crude thumbnail.  (I’m lucky that Lee and Rob can look at something like this and determine whether it’s a direction I should pursue, or not.)

2 Responses to “Behind-the-Illustration: The Priestess of 13th Age”

  1. Kensan_Oni says:

    “The Priestess hears all the Gods of Light and speaks for those who please her.”

    Now, if there was ever a campaign hook to hang in front of people, there’s one right there. No need to move it out of the city, the war to be heard takes place on the Cathedral’s Steps!

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