New Art!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Paizo sure has been hiring quite a few new people of late. I came on board as a Developer at the beginning of the month, and we just announced yesterday that Hyrum Savage will be joining the team as Marketing Manager. The third new hire of the fall is none other than Andrew Vallas, who started after Labor Day. As Graphic Designer he's been a lifesaver, taking some of the workload off Art Director Sarah Robinson as she puts the finishing touches on Save Doctor Lucky. So far, Andrew's time has been taken up with last minute changes to the Bestiary 2 as we approach the finish line for shipping that to the printer, and laying out Pathfinder Player Companion: Inner Sea Primer and Pathfinder Module: The Godsmouth Heresy.

Andrew first found Paizo while using art from Pathfinder as mini-painting inspiration and through the Planet Stories line of fiction. He attended PaizoCon in June, where he not only played his first Pathfinder game after last rolling dice during the days of 2nd Edition, but he attended the art seminars and met with Sarah, and the rest is history.

And since Andrew works so hard in Paizo's Art Department, we thought it fitting to use his introduction as an opportunity to display some of the incredible art coming to your gaming table next month in Pathfinder Adventure Path #39: "City of Seven Spears"!

Illustration by Paul Guzenko
Illustrations by Florian Stitz

Mark Moreland
Developer

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Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

OMG! NEW ART!


That serpent man is awesome.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Cool, thanks Mark.

Dark Archive

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Hmm. Guess I just don't care for Paul Guzenko's relatively sparse style of detail. The serpent man does look cool, though.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

Hey! It's a bleepin' FROGHEMOTH!

This is great stuff. I love all of it.

Paizo Employee CEO

Mark Moreland wrote:
OMG! NEW ART!

What a blatant fan suck-up Mark! You just couldn't handle that Sara Marie is now much more popular, could you? So you had to not only give them one new piece of art, but three! Blasphemy! Let them eat text, I say! You just wait until I get into work today young man! You just wait!

Spoiler:
I am just giving Mark a hard time, if you didn't read the tongue in cheek in my post. Just making sure

Shadow Lodge

Mark's been spending all his off hours trying to find the best art he can export to make the wiki look better...

:D

Welcome to Paizo Andrew, Sarah does an awesome job so there are high expectations for your department.


Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
OMG! NEW ART!

What a blatant fan suck-up Mark! You just couldn't handle that Sara Marie is now much more popular, could you? So you had to not only give them one new piece of art, but three! Blasphemy! Let them eat text, I say! You just wait until I get into work today young man! You just wait!

** spoiler omitted **

I don't think anyone uses the phrase "young man" in that context without firmly planting their tongues near the molars anymore. With that said: give him one from me Lisa, there's no reason to stop at a measly three pictures, we want more art! ;)


Mark Moreland wrote:
OMG! NEW ART!

Hu- wha- ?

Oh, art! I'd given up checking.

Seriously though, the girallon takes the gold in this trio. Cool job, Florian Stitz!

Liberty's Edge

All if the new art is great! I am impatiently awaiting the next book to ship!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The Girallon just ROCKS!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Lazaro wrote:
The Girallon just ROCKS!

Even if it's not technically a girallon?

(As in, it's an angazhani, from Heart of the Jungle.)

Silver Crusade

You know...between Pathfinder and Kobold Quarterly the froghemoth has probably gotten more love art-wise over the past two years than...ever. ;P

Liberty's Edge

James, all I can think of when I see that top picture is Merisiel's quote("sticky frog tongue whip") from your Crypt of the Everflame campaign journal.


I.Malachi wrote:


James, all I can think of when I see that top picture is Merisiel's quote("sticky frog tongue whip") from your Crypt of the Everflame campaign journal.

Gross.

Liberty's Edge

Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
I.Malachi wrote:


James, all I can think of when I see that top picture is Merisiel's quote("sticky frog tongue whip") from your Crypt of the Everflame campaign journal.

Gross.

You were the one using it to pick things off the floor. Just sayin'. :P

(Tried to come up with something more clever but was too busy laughing. Well played.)


James Jacobs wrote:
Lazaro wrote:
The Girallon just ROCKS!

Even if it's not technically a girallon?

(As in, it's an angazhani, from Heart of the Jungle.)

Even more so.


Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

Especially since the one in Heart of the Jungle had dyed its fur.


I.Malachi wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
I.Malachi wrote:


James, all I can think of when I see that top picture is Merisiel's quote("sticky frog tongue whip") from your Crypt of the Everflame campaign journal.

Gross.

You were the one using it to pick things off the floor. Just sayin'. :P

(Tried to come up with something more clever but was too busy laughing. Well played.)

It was still gross. But when I slapped it against Ezren's ass and he thought he was having another episode, that was pretty funny.

The Exchange

(sigh) *facepalm*

Merisiel Sillvari wrote:


It was still gross. But when I slapped it against Ezren's ass and he thought he was having another episode, that was pretty funny.

Dark Archive

Welcome, Andrew Vallas! Hope you survive the experience!

Scarab Sages

Lisa Stevens wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
OMG! NEW ART!

What a blatant fan suck-up Mark! You just couldn't handle that Sara Marie has always been much more popular, could you? So you had to not only give them one new piece of art, but three! Blasphemy! Let them eat text, I say! You just wait until I get into work today young man! You just wait!

** spoiler omitted **

Fixed that for you. ;)


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber
Mark Moreland wrote:
I came on board as a Developer at the beginning of the month, and we just announced yesterday that Hyrum Savage will be joining the team as Marketing Manager.

That's the wrong Savage. They were supposed to hire Adam Savage, so he could test the myth that Aroden is dead.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Shinmizu wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
I came on board as a Developer at the beginning of the month, and we just announced yesterday that Hyrum Savage will be joining the team as Marketing Manager.
That's the wrong Savage. They were supposed to hire Adam Savage, so he could test the myth that Aroden is dead.

Myth confirmed.

Sovereign Court

That Paul Guzenko pic of the froghemoth reminds me so much of Erol Otis... betterer (IMO) but still channeling his muse.

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