Check Out Wayne Reynolds' Pathfinder Bestiary 2 Artwork!
  • Check Out Wayne Reynolds' Pathfinder Bestiary 2 Artwork!


    Artist Wayne Reynolds has posted his gorgeous cover art for the upcoming Pathfinder 2E Bestiary!


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    1. Tsuga C's Avatar
      Tsuga C -
      I've never liked his artistic style very much--too cartoonish and all the undead look like they've bitten into a lemon rind.
    1. Zardnaar's Avatar
      Zardnaar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tsuga C View Post
      I've never liked his artistic style very much--too cartoonish and all the undead look like they've bitten into a lemon rind.
      Yeah this piece is a bit better and his 4E Dark Sun stuff was good. But yeah a bit cartoon for me as well.

      I like his Dragon coloured Kobold's thing but don't recall like the 3E onwards Kobold's are related to dragons thing.
      Still I can't draw to save my life.
    1. cbwjm's Avatar
      cbwjm -
      I love his artwork, one of my favourite artists and this cover looks pretty cool with the different coloured kobolds.
    1. solamon77's Avatar
      solamon77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mach1.9pants View Post
      I'm not a huge fan of Reynolds because of his triangular feet problem. But those are cute kobolds! How could you kill those cuties? Cos you can't kill goblins now!
      He's alright, but I've always preferred the kind of cover art they used to use back in the AD&D 1e era. Guys like Jeff Easley or Larry Elmore.
    1. CapnZapp -
      I believe the intention was to say Bestiary 1 for Pathfinder 2.

      No need to ask "did I miss the first Bestiary" [emoji846]
    1. Lychee of the Exch.'s Avatar
      Lychee of the Exch. -
      Same old, same old. Ugly, amateurish and over-rated.

      Luckily, I'm not very much interested in Pathfinder 2.

      (In case anyone wondered, I'm not trolling. This is just my honest and unapologetic appraisal).
    1. Immortal Sun's Avatar
      Immortal Sun -
      I like Pathfinder, really do, I like Paizo, really do, but I just can't stand Wayne's art.
    1. RangerWickett's Avatar
      RangerWickett -
      I will judge this game based on how interesting the mechanics are for chopping off hydra heads and troll arms.
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      I do like WAR's art, but I prefer it in smaller doses. His work is typically dramatic and evocative, which I like. But it is a bit cartoonish (just a bit) and over the top at times. I do wish they would give someone else a shot at Bestiary cover.

      Anyway, Kobolds. If they are making a Kobold for each type of dragon, i'm a little disappointed that aren't doing more to differentiate them than just make them a different color. These guys are pretty interesting looking, but I think I prefer that they have there own color scheme and not burrow from dragons that explicitly.
    1. mach1.9pants's Avatar
      mach1.9pants -
      I think that ALL art in the core book 2 is going to be WAR. Like goblins it has been decided that is brand recognition, I guess, so it's going in
    1. MaskedGuy's Avatar
      MaskedGuy -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      I do like WAR's art, but I prefer it in smaller doses. His work is typically dramatic and evocative, which I like. But it is a bit cartoonish (just a bit) and over the top at times. I do wish they would give someone else a shot at Bestiary cover.

      Anyway, Kobolds. If they are making a Kobold for each type of dragon, i'm a little disappointed that aren't doing more to differentiate them than just make them a different color. These guys are pretty interesting looking, but I think I prefer that they have there own color scheme and not burrow from dragons that explicitly.
      Just to note that Kobolds have been multicolored after chromatic dragons since 1e, though there isn't a kobold type for each dragon color, they just have multiple colors in same tribe.

      There is also that sometimes they have rare colors like gold, pink or purple, two of which aren't really based on any dragon types.
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MaskedGuy View Post
      Just to note that Kobolds have been multicolored after chromatic dragons since 1e, though there isn't a kobold type for each dragon color, they just have multiple colors in same tribe.

      There is also that sometimes they have rare colors like gold, pink or purple, two of which aren't really based on any dragon types.
      Interesting. Before 4e I typically only bought the core books and in the 1e MM they are described like this:
      "The hide of kobolds runs from very dark rusty brown to a rusty black. The have no hair. Their eyes are reddish and their small horns are tan to white."

      Notice they are not even described as being scaled. So I don't know when that and their color changed, but it was part of their 1e MM!
    1. oreofox's Avatar
      oreofox -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      Interesting. Before 4e I typically only bought the core books and in the 1e MM they are described like this:
      "The hide of kobolds runs from very dark rusty brown to a rusty black. The have no hair. Their eyes are reddish and their small horns are tan to white."

      Notice they are not even described as being scaled. So I don't know when that and their color changed, but it was part of their 1e MM!
      I believe by him saying 1e, he was possibly speaking of Pathfinder 1e, which they were indeed colored like the chromatic dragons.Though their appearance was more like the 3e D&D kobolds but colored like dragons.
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by oreofox View Post
      I believe by him saying 1e, he was possibly speaking of Pathfinder 1e, which they were indeed colored like the chromatic dragons.Though their appearance was more like the 3e D&D kobolds but colored like dragons.
      OK, that makes sense - thank you for the clarification!
    1. oreofox's Avatar
      oreofox -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      OK, that makes sense - thank you for the clarification!
      No problem. Of course, I could be completely wrong!
    1. Haptic Vulpix's Avatar
      Haptic Vulpix -
      why the shift of appearance for those kobolds ? are we sure it's kobolds ?
    1. MaskedGuy's Avatar
      MaskedGuy -
      Quote Originally Posted by oreofox View Post
      No problem. Of course, I could be completely wrong!
      I can confirm I meant Pathfinder's first edition yeah, I kinda didn't realize it could be mistaken for D&D's 1e since context of post was that color change isn't new in pathfinder's 2e ^_^; I should have been clearer since it is confusing when talking about D&D based system and both now have multiple editions...
    1. Doctor Futurity -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      Interesting. Before 4e I typically only bought the core books and in the 1e MM they are described like this:
      "The hide of kobolds runs from very dark rusty brown to a rusty black. The have no hair. Their eyes are reddish and their small horns are tan to white."

      Notice they are not even described as being scaled. So I don't know when that and their color changed, but it was part of their 1e MM!
      And in the 2nd edition MM they have this description:

      "Kobolds are a cowardly, sadistic race of short humanoids that vigorously contest the human and demihuman races for living space and food. They especially dislike gnomes and attack them on sight. Barely clearing 3 feet in height, kobolds have scaly hides that range from dark, rusty brown to a rusty black. They smell of damp dogs and stagnant water. Their eyes glow like a bright red spark and they have two small horns ranging from tan to white. Because of the kobolds’ fondness for wearing raggedy garb of red and orange, their non-prehensile rat-like tails, and their language (which sounds like small dogs yapping), these fell creatures are often not taken seriously. This is often a fatal mistake, for what they lack in size and strength they make up in ferocity and tenacity.
      Kobolds speak their own language; some (75%) speak orc and goblin."

      They get scales in this description, but still far from being draconic. 2E introduced Urds (well, these might be from some other book in 1E first that I don't know about) described as this:
      "Urds are distant relatives of kobolds. Three feet tall, with short ivory horns, their bodies are frail and covered with mottled yellow to brick red scales. Their leathery, batlike wings span 8 feet."

      I do not recall seeing any direct association with kobolds to dragons until 3rd edition, although for some reason I am thinking 2E's Dragon Mountain module might have had this element in it.

      EDIT: just saw the other posts LOL
    1. Aldarc's Avatar
      Aldarc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Haptic Vulpix View Post
      why the shift of appearance for those kobolds ? are we sure it's kobolds ?
      They are kobolds. Must like how Paizo's goblins can be recognized by their design, I believe that Paizo wants to do the same for the other species of Golarion.
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