*Le Soldat Inconnu*
The unknown soldier is another character in my upcoming Parisian RPG, a confused figure stuck between nationalism and plight of the working classes. Barth spent a lot of energy getting hold of the authentic WW1 outfit, and I’m very grateful because the images are stunning.
*La Reine Marguerite (Queen Marguerite)*
I’m taking a break from posting Photosynthesis images this week and posting the first digital images I’ve posted in ages. They are all related to an ambitious illustration project for my next role playing game set in Paris. The final images will be film, but I’m honing down the looks with the models, and this image is so cool I could not not share it. I’d already worked with Nathalie on different silhouettes for the same project in January, but here I feel like we’ve nailed it.
*(Quasi) Naked Goddess*
There is an important figure in the Unknown Armies mythos called the Naked Goddess. The book being a US publication, it was clear that nakedness in illustration was not on the agenda, so I tried to go for sensual without any frontal nudity. I love the softness and slight smile of Emilie’s expression in this shot. A fun edit (with her hands and face blurred, but not her breasts) was used in Book 2 p. 73.
Models : Michel & Anaïs
In the Unknown Armies loren there is a ritual to make someone demon-possessed which requires drilling a hole through their skull to let the demon in. That seemed like a very graphic and cool thing to represent to illustrate the game. A vertical variant of this shot was used on page 68 of Book 1. The drill was really heavy though, and I remember Michel being worried that it would actually hurt him even though it was (obviously) not functional.