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D&D General "The Women of Dragonlance" -- Larry Elmore's New Dragonlance Painting

Iconic D&D artist Larry Elmore has been working on a new Dragonlance painting. He has been sharing progress pictures over recent weeks. This is apparently a commission for a client, and is entitled "The Women of Dragonlance".

There's a new trilogy of Dragonlance novels coming from authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman featuring "classic Dragonlance" branding.

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

The Glen

Hero
I was at a con trying to get elmore's autograph along with Easley's. The latter instead drew a dragon on the inside cover of my rules cyclopedia. While I was there a guy wanted to hire Elmore to draw the cover of ihs new RPG. Apparently the cost was in the high four figures. And he paid it
 

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guachi

Explorer
I met Elmore at DragonCon in Atlanta. I think he was there every year I went. One year I bought his art book (signed) as he had a number at his table. I told him I, like many, loved his Red Box cover and that I wanted him to sign my coverless Red Box DMG and I'd bring it the next year. He actually remembered me the next year when I brought it. Also had him sign a near mint boxed set I had purchased on Ebay.
 


MartyW

Explorer
Funny, I have a similar feeling about Elmore's works. I'm not crazy about his "posed" pictures, but some of his action stuff is lovely. His Dragon Magazine covers made some serious impressions on a young lad. Mr. Elmore in person is an amazingly pleasant fellow who always takes time to talk to fans at conventions. He's super nice and autographed my 2e PHB on his interior piece.
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Kai Lord

Explorer
Larry Elmore is a fantastic fantasy artist, but . . . . I do think he peaked at some point in the 90s. I absolutely love most of his early work, but his later work isn't up to that standard, IMO. You can see some of it in his early work too, characters looking stiff, not quite in proportion to others in the picture, an overly "staged" look . . . .

I almost feel blasphemous holding that opinion, as his best work is so emblematic of my introduction to the game!

Larry suffered a stroke in 1991 causing him to basically reteach himself how to paint. He took that opportunity to try and revise his style (losing the signature "big eyes" on his characters for one) in the process. As a result his art from that point on was never quite the same.
 

I love Elmore, but he still just hasnt moved far away enough from the chainmail bikini (he was pretty bad for that back in the day).

I also dont recall him ever drawing an unattractive or overweight protagonist, especially a woman.

His characters always look like they've stepped out of a Victorias Secret calendar, chucked on the barest amount of armor to be functional, and then posed in a sexy manner for the camera.

Kitiara in particular needs to be pained to show her being a badass. She needs scars, and a hard edge.
 

6ENow!

The Game Is Over
Funny, I have a similar feeling about Elmore's works. I'm not crazy about his "posed" pictures, but some of his action stuff is lovely. His Dragon Magazine covers made some serious impressions on a young lad. Mr. Elmore in person is an amazingly pleasant fellow who always takes time to talk to fans at conventions. He's super nice and autographed my 2e PHB on his interior piece.
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Nice! Paladin was always my favorite Elmore piece--I have two prints of it. :)
 


aco175

Legend
I see people laughing at my last post, but I try to welcome all new members first post when I see them. I can kind of see where people may think I was poking fun.
 

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