Another digital illustration. Sparked by a thread on the Ultima Dragons Facebook Group, this is what I think of when I imagine bridge trolls in Ultima.
After drawing this sketch I realized that I’ve always wanted a moongate behind my house. Since they don’t exist, I suppose this will have to do for the front of my house:
This is from scrolls found in Ultima VII: The Black Gate. I’ve wanted to make this poster for pretty much a decade now. The idea first occurred to my in printmaking when I was at Ball State. I wanted to hang these all over campus but I never got around to it before transferring. Nearly a decade later, I finally made it!
The subtext here is Richard Garriott addressing racism in the world that he created, Britannia. I always thought the race issue in Ultima VII was very powerful as it was one of the many threads of life and realism he was able to weave into his simulations.
Original gargoyle artwork by Denis Loubet from the Ultima IX instruction manual. I modified it a bit to make them look more evil. The font is Free Press from DaFont. The parchment is is from DeviantArt’s Empty-Dreams and can be found here.
(If you’re curious, I have a DeviantArt entry for this poster here.)