For most of my life, Dungeons & Dragons only existed as background noise, artifacts behind counters at FNM, and tendrils of influence in my video games. I played D&D a few times as a kid, but we were pretty lame - we didn't even know role-playing was allowed. Matt Mercer and the amazing cast of Critical Role showed me the potential of this wonderful game and I am truly grateful. This painting is my tribute.
The composition was inspired by Akihiko Yoshida's cover of the Tactics Ogre art book. I took a few artistic liberties here and there, but otherwise rendered it as faithfully as I could. This took months to complete and it's one of the most ambitious illustrations I ever attempted, but I had so much fun playing with it. The original thumbnail over on my instagram.
If you'd like, you're quite welcome to print your own copy! The file here is 300 dpi for 12 inches, so it should come out nice and crispy. However, if you want more resolution or just want to support me, high quality prints are available on Society6. In the spirit of Critical Role, a portion of proceeds will be donated to a local children's charity.