As you might have realized I like to introduce Earthdawn artists and their works. Be it paintings, projects or rules and rule clarifications.

So I have to introduce my favourite „unofficial" Earthdawn artist. No its not Jeff Laubenstein or Kathy Schad. Its a member of my group and I made an interview with him.

„Hello, would you first please introduce yourself?"

"Hi, my name is Johannes Bech, born 1980, living in Germany. After my graduation (German Abitur) and a period of disorientation I decided to let my passion (drawing) become my profession. So I started to study communication design at the University of applied sciences in Trier. At the moment I am still busy with it. By then I was almost exclusively drawing and during my study my interest to „digital art“ awoke. Of course I also appreciate the traditional art, but unfortunately I got no time and patience to sit down in front of my easel. I am still a beginner in drawing on canvas. That's why there doesn’t exist that much stuff."

"What inspires you most and who is your favourite artist?"

"I get my inspiration from everywhere: Nature, Movies, Computer Games and of course from other artists. One of my favourite, that I want to mention is Brom. He painted for example the ED book cover from „Prelude to war“, check his stuff out!!!"

„I know that you painted a lot, even in school during maths education, but when did you start to paint Earthdawn related stuff?"

"......when I started to play Earthdawn. Help me master Mordom, when did this parallel life start again?"

„Years ago, 1999? I’m not sure about that.“

"Fantasy was always the main topic of my drawings. But painting ED stuff is a good practice and it beautifies our gaming room. So two session goals at once.....hhmm, should be worth legend points, or not? *smile*"

„No comment. What is your favourite Character in Earthdawn?"

"Hm, no boasting, but of course my T’skrang Swordmaster Akoppan is really impressive *laughing*...just kidding. But if you play an epic campaign like we do, your character becomes a part of you, so no question about who is my favourite. Otherwise I like the strange races T’skrang and Obsidimen most."

„What was your most memorable moment in Earthdawn?"

"Especially the small common occasions, that mostly come up random and often become a funny momentum and dynamic, that’s what makes roleplaying so special. There are a lot of such situations, for example it can be devastating to smack too noisy in dark alleys. But our magician could tell you more of it."

„What kind of future projects do you have in mind?"

"Nothing special. Simply what appears in my mind. First let me finish my study."

„Do you want to tell us something about the posted drawings?"

"These are mainly sketches, that I draw in my freetime, some are older, some are newer artworks. There’s no special concept behind them, simply a selection of scribbles and some first steps of my digital art. I hope you like them."

„Thanks for the interview.“

To give you all an impression of Johannes' abilities I got his permission to upload some of his works. Unfortunately he has no web page I could lead you to. But if you have some questions about his works use THIS.


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