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Cloister - Products and Services

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 29, 2013, 3:13 AM


Creature Collections - Monsters By Email
These collections both include:

> Print-resolution creature artwork (free samples here )
> RPG-adapted, system free, stats and descriptions (download free sample PDF)
> Commented step-by-step progress shots (download free sample PDF)
> Non-exclusive publishing rights to 50% of the creatures.
> Bonus content of various kinds.

Learn more at MonstersByEmail.com 




RPG Creatures - Bestiary 1 (Extended Edition)
This PDF book contains 54 original creatures, made primarily for fantasy role-playing games. Unlike many other manuals of monsters, the artwork in this book has been given a major role. Every creature is professionally illustrated and occupies a full color page for visual presence. The statistics are system-free, easily understood, and the descriptions are imaginative and thorough.

The book is currently sold through RPGNow and a full-size preview can be found here.

You can read a review here, and find more reviews and ratings here.





Freelancing
I'm a freelance artist and accept work offers when possible. As a freelance artist I don't have fixed rates, but time and demand set my prices. I don't ever work for free, for exposure only, or for the hope of future royalties. Normally, if you offer $20 or more per hour, I will listen to the offer and consider it, and if you offer $35/hour or more, I'm likely to accept, if I'm available. I do full-color, and black&whites of any size, but I don't do line-work.

These are 30-40 hours scenes (several characters, and/or creatures involved in action)
- Hydra, your days are over. by Cloister Autumn Adventures II by Cloister Pathfinder iconics in action (fan art) by Cloister

These are 20-24 hours scenes (less complexity, or less detail)
The Familiar of Merlin by Cloister The Goblin Key by Cloister

These are 16 hours creatures (original concepts, highly detailed, no background)
Neverenn - Monsters By Email demo Creature by Cloister Agi-Septhoran - MonstersByEmail demo creature by Cloister Nevianaar - Stock Creature Art Sample by Cloister

These are 4 hours creature concepts (somewhat random, less detailed)
Good Dragon concept by Cloister Creature Concept by Cloister

These are 16 hours characters
Orc Shaman by Cloister Fighter Character by Cloister Wizard, Mage, Magician Concept by Cloister Darwandir - creature concept by Cloister Grimwood Character Concept Illustration 1 by Cloister

These are 16 hours environments
Dungeon level 1 - level concept D: Staircase by Cloister  Dungeon level 2 - level concept A: Main Corridor by Cloister

This is a 4-6 hours environment
Black Pond Gate by Cloister

These and these are 1-2 hours weapons concepts, these and these are 2-2,5 hours character icons, and these are 2-3 hours locations icons.



Professional Feedback and Private Live Tutoring
A) You can send me one of your images and ask for professional feedback. I will return a written response and if it serves the purpose, a paint-over, letting you know about the strengths and weaknesses of your piece, and how it can be improved.
The price is $30, which should be paid by Paypal. Write to nicholas@cloister.se to see if I can accept your image. If I can, you make the payment, and feedback will be sent to you as agreed, usually within a few hours.

B) If you have or start a Google+ account, you can order one or several live tutoring sessions, of one or two hours at a time, where I will share my knowledge and screen. You can ask for a session on your own or together with up to 5 friends. You send me an email, suggesting hours when you're available, and I will respond and let you know if I'm also available at those hours. During live sessions you can ask questions (in English) or just ask me to give feedback, or to hold a lesson on an art-related topic of your choice. If it is only you the price is $35/hour, but it is $20/hour and person, if you are two, and $15/hour and person if you are 3-5 individuals. Please remember that I live in Sweden (Central European Time) when you suggest a time for these lessons. Daytime, early mornings and evenings are okay, but I don't teach during the night, since I must see to it to have my fill of blood in the small hours. I have 10 years of experience of teaching art, a four year traditional art eductation.

I'm on Facebook.



  • Listening to: My Dying Bride
  • Reading: The Shobogenzo
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: with toy horses
  • Eating: moderately
  • Drinking: milk
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fireforger Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I must say, you offer some amazing services at a very affordable price. I'll definitely remember you in the future.
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Wolffboy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ordering the Monsters By Email today! :D:D:D

I have to wait for my dad to get done at work so I can use his paypal tho! LOL
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Im definitely getting the book, I find your creature designs incredibly original and innovative. You are like the next Wayne Barlow.
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