Friday, September 17, 2021

New Worlds End Poster For Sale

Announcing the New Worlds End A3 and soon to be A2 Poster Design Commissioned by Wizards Keep Limited - created by "HOT" New Artist, Tom Longworth in all it's Glory.

"Something Aoevill This Way Comes."
Now available to order from the Wizards Keep website here:
I am sure you will agree this is a superb Piece of artwork. I am a BIG Fan of Tom's work! Hence him hiring him to work for us on this Poster in the first place. I know all of us in the Wizards Keep Team are looking forward to hearing what you think of this brilliant piece of artwork. In the meantime, Have Fun!
Best Wishes,
Tim, Bentley and Izzy and the rest of the Wizards Keep Team...
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Monday, March 08, 2021

Worlds End V3 - First FLATS!

Excitement here inside the Keep today, as we unveil a page of FLAT Colours from Ric Lumb's first batch of Worlds End • Volume 3 - Don't Fear The Reapers pages.


Here is Page 5
I can't wait to paint this page - but I will have to, as I am working away presently on the pencils for more pages from this book.
I am almost at the point in the story with the scene that begins the utter destruction of Gaeyrth under the onslaught of the Reapers - the total antonym to the scene here on this page as we transition from "Wynter" to "Spryng" in the Northern Hemisphere on Gaeyrth.
Anyhow, I hope you will all join me in a resounding and well deserved, Welcome Aboard to Ric with this first of his pages from his first batch. Wait until you see the rest.
Flat Colourists are unsung heroes for the most part, but not here at the Keep where we adopt them as fully fledged Colour Flats Wizards.
And now without further ado, if you checked the words before seeing the picture - what are you doing, Folks.
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Saturday, February 20, 2021

A SHOW OF FAITH - New Prose Story

Available to read on-line for FREE - NOW!







Hi Everyone,

Well, as you already know by now here at the Keep we like to give you guys the occasional "Freebie" and today is no different.

Over on the Worlds End Website, inside the ARCANUM Area (you can find this on the top bar of the website, alongside the SHOP) you can read the latest Prose story from Tim, which is set way back in the annals of time - pre-dating LAST BATTLE.

This a tale of the times when the War Monging Trolls ruled most of the planet of Gaeyrth.

It is a short piece and sets up the scene in readiment of an accord with the Trolls and the rest of the Kingdoms in the world at the time.

This tale is set in a very different Gaeyrth, many thousands of years before the latest graphic novels.

You can read it here: A Show of Faith

We look forward, as always to hearing what you guys think.

Check back soon for more updates on the Worlds End Saga.

Have Fun!

Best Wishes,
Tim, Bentley and Izzy and the Gang at Wizards Keep
xxx
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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

NEW Colour Flats Wizard Hired

Wizards Keep are pleased to announce the post of Colour Flats Assistant here at the Studio has now been filled and in a very close run contest – certainly between the final two candidates, we have our NEW Colour Flats Wizard.

Please join us in welcoming aboard, our latest member, Game Designer and Children’s Book Illustrator, Ric Lumb.

In an over a week long selection process our five candidates were each given a sample page from Worlds End • Volume 3 – Don’t Fear The Reapers to colour flat, along with some examples of existing colour flats from Volume 2, colour guides for the principle characters to keep them on model and  detailed instructions on our requirements. This was followed by two sets of questionnaires.

The decision was not an easy one to make this time around, as we had a lot more applicants for the post. So, this period, saw us sifting through lots of entries until we had the five best applications in front of us.

The final choice was difficult as both had supplied great examples of flats, but in the end a choice was made.

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the post for their interest, the final five for their enthusiasm and Ric, for agreeing to come aboard.

You can follow Ric’s exploits on all of the Wizards Keep and Worlds End Websites and On-line Networks and also directly here:

Website: www.puttycad.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PuttyCAD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puttycad

Twitch: twitch.tv/puttycad

And now, Ric's Initial Sample Page:


 


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wizards Keep Are Hiring!



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please read these very carefully, as anyone not meeting all of the criteria will be discounted from the list of applicants.

Please note all criteria required is marked ** below.

YES!
 You are reading this correctly - Wizards Keep are Hiring!

Freelance Colour Flats Assistant Required by Wizards Keep Publishing.

As Tim works on the pencil art for Worlds End • Volume 3 – Don’t Fear The Reapers and Worlds End • Volume 4 – Close to the Edge, we are now looking for a replacement freelance colour flats assistant.

This is NOT a back end agreement or any similar arrangement, which is seen all too often nowadays in publishing, but is a fully paid for project with a view to sustaining a working relationship over the life of the series and indeed other similar projects on a project by project basis.

This vacancy in the Worlds End creative team is due to our current colour flats assistant, Gabriella Naser being unable to pick up the flat colouring chores for us here once again on our two new graphic novels due to her present workload, as she begins her new University course.

Both parties are sad that this is the case, but we at the Keep would all like to wish her the very best for her time at University.

**Please send an email showing your initial interest, and rates of pay along with your 6 x samples, as outlined fully in the next paragraph below, and we will send you an example of the types of layered psd files we are expecting from our new colour flats assistant. The example will be taken from Worlds End • Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall. This sample is provided to aid all potential applicants with a working knowledge of what is needed on this project by Wizards Keep Publishing.

All applicants should send links to websites and or a small number of .jpg images (maximum 6) to studio@wizards-keep.com or for larger files via MailBigFile in zip file format (www.mailbigfile.com) to the same email address - studio@wizards-keep.com.

All imagery to be FLAT COLOURS ONLY and one example at least should be in fully layered psd format and sent via mailbigfile to studio@wizards-keep.com.

In the message window when uploading your work, please include a short line including your name and contact details, so we can easily track all applicants.

Please be patient – ALL applicants will receive either a letter which will either show you have been unsuccessful this time around, or a letter of interest to discuss things further.

The successful applicant will then be given the green light to flat a page from Worlds End Volume 2 (which will be fully paid for). This sample will be completed as a finished, layered sample. This, if successful, will provide the initial page of flat colouring for the third and fourth volume.

If this is also successful the applicant will be given the job to work on the rest of the book as Tim's colour flat assistant on Worlds End • Volume 3, with a view to working on future volumes, should the applicant be available at the time further books are in need of flatting.

Applicants can be either working professionals or someone wishing to break into the industry as a flat colourist. A high quality finish, speedy turnaround and attention to detail is what is required and our high expectations for the requirements of this freelance post follow on from the excellent work of Yel Zamor and Gabriella Naser having set the goal posts with books 1 and 2.

Wizards Keep Publishing will provide each page of artwork to the hired freelance assistant as psd files already set up in layers with more layers added by the assistant during production – examples will be given by Wizards Keep Publishing prior to beginning work on the project – in line with the Worlds End Volume 2 sample page.Each page will contain layers containing each individual character, background elements, midground elements and foreground elements on separate layers.

The project is to provide layered flat colouring on the 66 pages of strip content within the third volume of the Worlds End series of graphic novels and 68 on the fourth.

Payment is upon completion of the work, for both the sample and also the entire run of volume three and then volume four pages, either by PayPal or electronic transfer direct to the assistant's bank account, whichever is preferred. The assistant will provide an invoice for the work upon completion to avoid any delays in payment.

Full credit in the book and also in any marketing strategy will be given.

We look forward to seeing your samples and of course working with the successful applicant.

Good Luck!

Tim Perkins and the Wizards of the Keep