Complimentary to a livestreamed tabletop roleplaying adventure organized by Pegasus Spiele, NerdstarTV and Gratis Rollenspieltag I created Illustrations of the characters created by the players.
I was contacted by Peter Berneiser from Pegasus’s “Pen and Peter” format to create illustrations for the 2020 edition of the stream. The brief was short: draw all four characters in two days.
The Adventure takes place in Lawrenceville, Minnesota, USA, 1985. Imagine Stranger things mixed with X-Files as well as the Cthulhu Mythos. The four characters used to be a friend-group during their high-school days.
Laurie – Doctor, wanted to be one since she was little. She is nurturing and has had to take care of her little sister ever since their mother died when they were young. She used to be in a Relationship with Clive. She’s not very strong physically, but is very strong-minded.
Clive – car-mechanic and hard-rocker. A rebel, sometimes not quite on the legal side. He left Lawrenceville to pursue a career in music, where his relationship with Lauri ended. He’s good with his fingers and is more of a physical type of character. He loves wearing leather, no matter the weather. The “cool” guy.
Katey – journalist. Left Laurenceville a few years ago. Now lives in Minneapolis, as a freelance journalist. She’s good looking and knows it, though she only uses her looks to her advantage as a last resort. She takes care of herself. She is quite smart and very socially capable. She and Jason were in a relationship for about a year during high school. They are still very good friends.
Jason – ex-football player, now farmer. He had to give up on a promising career in football due to a knee injury. He took over his parents’ farm He’s now happily married and has come to terms with his new life. He’s a very robust character, athletic and quite physically strong.
For the stream the players each got his character as a black and white print. On air the full-color artwork was displayed, which can be seen next.
I decided to use stereotypical elements showing each character’s occupation – the doctor is freshly out of work, still wearing her scrubs. She wearsa medallion with her mother’s picture in it. The Rocker is heavily inspired by 80’s hair and heavy metal look, The journalist has her camera as well as notebook always with her. The farmer has sunkissed skin as well as some comfortable clothing that he can wear for his work in the field.