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Get 450+ Pictures to tell Thousands of Your Words!

Get 450+ Pictures to tell Thousands of Your Words!

Hello All,

That old adage of "a picture tells a 1,000 words" is overused for a reason -- pictures DO instantly "sell" your idea in a way that all the fancy words just can't. And, it does it much faster and easier. But almost every publisher runs into the same issue -- how do you afford great art and still release a product for a reasonable rate? Commissioning original work gets expensive, though is well worth it. You can buy stock art for gaming, and there's a reason Fat Goblin Games is the #1 seller of Stock Art on DriveThurRPG and RPGNow --> The Fattest Goblin knows what people want and knows how to deliver it. And then another common option for people is to rely on Public Domain art.

Now, this stuff exists in many places -- and you're of course welcome to go and try to find your own pieces BUT just because you can find something that looks neat, doesn't mean its ready for use in your PDF, or even worse, in your Print-on-Demand. You NEED high quality images, you NEED them to be a high enough DPI, with clean lines and good detail. You can find a lot of pieces, and even clean them up yourself -- or you can buy 450+ pieces "ready to go" from the Fattest Goblin Himself...

 

Publisher's Choice - Quality Stockart

Fantasy Collection - Over 450 Quality Public Domain Images

This collection of Public Domain stock art has been hand-picked and presented in this massive download for you to use in your own products. Now, we didn't just grab some public domain art and toss it together, each image has been adjusted, modified, cleaned, and prepped for your use. You can expect the following;

  • Images are divided into 7 categories (color illustrations, creatures, environments, figures, graphics, illustrations, items)
  • All images are 300dpi tiffs
  • All images have been cleaned up, touched up, ready for use.
  • All images are presented at their max recommended usage size (many of which are 8x10)
  • All images have been hand-picked for their usability, uniqueness, and overall quality.

Publisher's Choice Stockart is provided to aid new publishing companies in creating high-quality publications by providing the design essentials to compete with larger competitors. In addition, the line is perfect for adding fresh new content to the seasoned publisher's art library and aiding in keeping design budgets manageable.

Artwork License: A PDF copy of our license is included, allowing our customers to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

As specified above, the 450+ pieces are broken down into 7 categories. To give you an idea what those are and look like:

Color Iillustrations

 

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Both of these images just inspire clear moments of a warrior on his way to danger, or a terrible to scene to walk in on while going to visit a cleric about a matter...

Creatures

Great images of classic beasts from lore and myth like these two gryphons are included and could be used for an adventure, or just as easily in your bestiary or even for a gazetteer entry (what do these two sentinels guard?)...

Environments

This could easily be the kindly kings domain, or the vampire's castle in the hills, to even the home manor of the lord or lady the characters of your game are playing...

...and next door, you can find majestic scenes like this waterfall...

Figures

From classic figures like this knight-in-shining-armor...

...to more eccentric figures like this curious fellow, you can spark your imagination just by looking at the images(prompting questions like -- what army would ever willingly employ someone so "equipped"?)...

Graphics

Graphics like these are great ways to add a simple image to the top of a page or make into an icon to help divide the "adventure' from the "preamble" etc. or...

...other graphics like this one can be used to make a page design with a little work in Photoshop to make impressive sidebars, etc...

Illustrations

Entire books could be based on illustrations like this, or you could zoom in on (since they are large and high quality images) and crop out just a single warrior or part of the scene, or look at...

... and hold your hand up to show only a a single slice at a time -- a saddened woman, a man arguing, a marching group, a trio of warriors, men sitting on a wall watching something, and a congregation of elders -- all in one image! All available to be plucked out and used together or apart...

Items

And finally exquisite item images like this collection of warrior's kit.

 

 A Note of Clarification RE: Public Domain and License

You may see in the description we call these "Public Domain" images, but then we include a license. We want it to be clear that Rick or someone else at Fat Goblin Games didn't draw any of these images, and that they are all taken from Public Domain sources, BUT Rick did heavily modify them to meet quality standards he sets for his stock art, and his specific collection of the pieces and the "collective works" license he included protects against you simply grabbing these exact versions of all the same pieces in exactly the same way and releasing your own version that undercuts his directly. Feel free to ask if you have any kinds of questions.

 

These are just a fraction of all the images available in super high quality. I think everyone should go pick up a copy today.

Lucus Palosaari on RPGNow.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & LinkedIn -- and now on Amazon!

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Stock Art -- Creatures Abolith to Zombie, with lots of DRAGONS!

Stock Art -- Creatures Abolith to Zombie, with lots of DRAGONS!

 

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Hello All,

I'm going to grab a bit of text from a recent email sent out by The Fattest Goblin about his Stock Art Subscriptions.

Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Subscription

Our most popular subscription and our first is nearing its final run. Currently, there are about 34 creatures left to do for the set, and I've been pushing to try and get 2 out a week.

I have about 10-15 creatures left to do that will be random OGL monsters. The remainder will be DRAGONS! I rarely if ever draw dragons, but I get asked about them a lot. So, I will be covering the common dragon types as well as some of the dragon-related type of creatures for the last part of the run. I will make sure each on is awesome, promise.

When I get to the dragons I will be raising the price on the subscription to the $295.00 price and that is where it will remain. So, if you want in on this subscription at the current rate, you are running out of time.
A full list of what is now available includes:
  1. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Abolith
  2. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Achaierai
  3. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Angel
  4. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Ankheg
  5. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Athach
  6. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Azer
  7. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Barghest
  8. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Basilisk
  9. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Behir
  10. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Blink Dog
  11. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Bodak
  12. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Bugbear
  13. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Bulette
  14. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Centaur
  15. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Chaos Beast
  16. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Chimera
  17. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Choker
  18. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Chuul
  19. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Cloaker
  20. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Babau
  21. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Balor
  22. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Dretch
  23. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Glabrezu
  24. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Hezrou
  25. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Marilith
  26. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Nalfeshnee
  27. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Succubus
  28. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Demon Vrock
  29. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Destrachan
  30. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Devil Barbazu (Bearded Devil)
  31. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Devil Cornugon (Horned Devil)
  32. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Devil Hamatula (Barbed Devil)
  33. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Devil Osyluth (Bone Devil)
  34. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Dire Ape
  35. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Dire Boar
  36. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Doppelganger
  37. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Etheral Maurader
  38. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Ettercap
  39. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Ettin
  40. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Fungus
  41. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Ghost
  42. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Girallon
  43. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Gorgon
  44. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Grick
  45. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Harpy
  46. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Homunculus
  47. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Inevitable
  48. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Kraken
  49. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Lammasu
  50. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Magmin
  51. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Manticore
  52. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Naga
  53. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Night Hag
  54. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Ooze
  55. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Owlbear
  56. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Purple Worm
  57. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Rast
  58. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Remorhaz
  59. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Rust Monster
  60. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Sahuagin
  61. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Scorpionfolk
  62. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Stirge
  63. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Treant
  64. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Troll
  65. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Vargouille
  66. Publisher's Choice - Creatures A to Z: Worg

As mentioned by the Fattest Goblin Himself, he's going to do a dozen more (if you'd like to give some ideas, you can try adding a comment here or on our Fb -- but requests made on our Patreon are even more likely to be listened to ;) ) that are just general images, and then he'll do each of the main dragons (all five chromatics and all five metallics) then possibly a few dragon-related creatures like the dragon turtle or wyvern.

Each file comes with...

 This file includes a 300dpi Tiff at 4x6 or larger with transparent background featuring a full color depiction of a popular OGL monster!

Artwork License: A PDF copy of our license is included, allowing our customers to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

So you can have high quality stock art, that is similar enough to easily be used in your own books, blogs, websites, and other products or space. It can be modified to add colors, or zoom in on just a head or a hand or a wing, you could even drop the file in Photoshop and manipulate in or out any number of features.
Now its currently $100 for the full set, the existing 66 and the remaining 34+. At 2 creatures a week, it will take His Fatness roughly 18 weeks or so (or ~Feb 2017) to be all done, and then the price is going to jump up to the regular price of $295.
This also is just the first of his subscriptions to end. The Fattest Goblin has a whole line of these subscriptions and those too will be offering a number of great options in the future.
Lucus Palosaari on RPGNow.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & LinkedIn -- and now on Amazon!
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