Fantasy artist… and fashion aficionado? Wayne talks about knowing his threads
This illustration of Valeros is significant because it was the first “iconic character” for Paizo’s RPG Pathfinder, and Wayne says it also represents an evolutionary culmination of everything he’d previously worked on.
“Much of my artwork has been about stylised exaggeration, and I apply this ideal when it comes to creating a fantasy character to make a recognised element into something unusual or fantastical,” he explains. “My character designs are a result of years of studies into historical costuming, military armour, weapons and equipment.
“Being able to understand how these things are made and how they look in real life helped immensely when creating a fantasy version of a real-life object.”