I’ve often wanted to find something I could do on Tuesday and Thursday each week. I’ve had a lot of various ideas in the past year, but ultimately none of those ideas worked out. This, however, seems simple enough that I can keep up with it easily, and interesting enough that my readers ought to enjoy it. Every Thursday I’ll post artwork which inspires me in my writing or my tabletop gaming.
I’m not sure if this will be popular or not, so consider it a trial run for now. Let me know how you feel about it so I know whether I should keep it going, or drop it as a regular feature.
This piece is from Teddy Wright, who does a lot of fantasy artwork. In early 2010 he did a few different pieces like this one, where everything is a stark contrast of black and white. I’ve featured his work on Papers & Pencils before, but with the start of this series I wanted to do so again. I’ve come to really appreciate simple black-and-white paintings, and this one (along with the Succubus linked above) are among the most memorable pieces I’ve encountered.
If you have any ideas for artwork or artists I could post on Picture Thursday, you can let me know in the comments, or send me an email. And, incidentally, if I’ve posted your artwork and you’d like me to remove it, just let me know! I want to respect your rights to your work.