Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tony DiTerlizzi on Art Order

Jon Schindehette just posted a story on ArtOrder by artist Tony DiTerlizzi titled "How I Made it".

It's a great little story about how Tony got his first job for D&D and TSR. I just had to post about it because as a kid I basically learned to draw from a book he illustrated for D&D called the Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume One. Tony did all the interior work and every piece is simple awesome. Particularly, the dragons really got me fired up and I probably copied just about every image in the book in my sketchbooks at the time. I still have the book and although it is starting to yellow a bit, it still sits at the top of my bookshelf. We must not forget our roots. Here are a few pictures of the book, and Tony's website.

Thanks to Jon and Tony for the great article over at the ArtOrder


By Scott Flanders said...

right on.

Eric Braddock said...

That is amazing and so awesome that you still have them. When I was a kid, about 11 or 12, I traded one of my friends my D&D books for his collection of Magic: The Gathering cards. I was moving on to different things. In retrospect, I wish I never traded them all away.

Kudos to you for holding onto them ;)

Tyler Jacobson said...

Man I still have all my Magic Cards too, stored away somewhere... back from the days between second edition and ice age. Safe to say I am a pack rat and hang onto everything.