Friday, January 6, 2012

Fans of Jeff Easley

For those of you who like social media and the artwork of Jeff Easley, his fans are gathering here, on Facebook.  (Jeff's website is here, but it seems like all the recent activity is happening on Facebook.)  His covers were not on my original gaming books, but when I reacquired my lost AD&D books so I could play off at college, his covers had replaced the original ones and also graced a few new books, among which his Unearthed Arcana, pictured above, made a particular impression on me.  Looking at Jeff Easley's works recently, it struck me that you can draw a direct line from Frazetta to Brom and label it with his name.

When he gets to 250 fans, he's going to do a new version of his classic illustration of Drelnza from the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth.  I'm hoping that all this indicates that we will be seeing more from him to come.

 EDIT: I don't know what the deal is with the site I linked above as Jeff's, but THIS is the official Jeff Easley site.

1 comment:

  1. I've always seen a strong connection between Frazetta and Brom, but I think you are right to put Easley somewhere in the middle there, not so much with his depictions of dragons, but take a look at Easley's undead. The earthy colour palettes are pure Frazetta and you can see an echo of it in Brom's early stuff (his Dark Sun work).