"The best part of caravan duty are the sites you'll see. The worst is all the damned walking."
Check out this new piece of Chronicles of Elyria concept art by Character Artist Vanimus Prime! Here's a brief description of the piece in his own words:
When creating this image, my goal was to illustrate a scene that showed some of the many possible moving parts that are involved in building a settlement or community. I wanted to show that a seemingly simple mechanic like trade between tribes may involve several different roles such as a merchant to negotiate the transaction, a hired warrior or guard to protect the valuable merchandise, and a way to get that heavy cargo across long distances like a freight carrier.
I also wanted to show contrast between where they were coming from that was open and well-lit to entering a deeper developing forest settlement surrounded and protected by trees. I go hiking and backpacking a lot, so a good amount of my inspiration for this came from thinking back on the times of leaving the open fields and sun to enter into a cool shaded forest and looking back and seeing the entrance shrink further and further into the distance as I go deeper in. It sometimes feels like two different worlds.
Until next time...