The Erol Otus Shrine

...I find that many Otus drawings catch my attention, and stick in my mind far longer than other early rolegame artists do. His style evokes the exotic and the macabre in a way that few other artists can match.

--Matt Stevens, “Brilliance & Dross in RPG Artwork”, Imazine #37

infravisions:

There are days, and there are days.

The colossus of Nathaire at the walls of Vyones
Erol Otus
X2: Castle Amber (Château d’ Amberville)

32,975

That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

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bluenote1553:

Palace of the Silver Princess

tretilldeath:

End Of Year - Self Titled 7” artwork by the legendary Erol Otus.
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tretilldeath:

End Of Year - Self Titled 7” artwork by the legendary Erol Otus.

oldschoolfrp:

Kurtulmak, lesser god, “aooears as a giant kobold (5-1/2’ tall) with scales of steel and a tail with a poisonous stinger.”  (Erol Otus from AD&D Deities & Demigods, TSR, 1980.)

oldschoolfrp:

Kurtulmak, lesser god, “aooears as a giant kobold (5-1/2’ tall) with scales of steel and a tail with a poisonous stinger.”  (Erol Otus from AD&D Deities & Demigods, TSR, 1980.)

infravisions:

This drawing’s always had a young girl-old woman effect on me. I see the creature as described, with its "tentacled, sphinctered mouth" facing forward (top left), but I also see it looking back over its shoulder, with a small, pursed mouth and a weird whiskered ear or Leia-esque side bun (top right). I can’t be the only one who sees that, I hope?

Kopru
Erol Otus
X2: The Isle of Dread

Holy shit!  I never saw that before!

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