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Old 05-11-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Vanguard Box Art Revealed

With the release of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes drawing closer and during the excitement that is E3, those rogues over at the Safehouse have obtained an image of the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Box Art, you can see it here.

Brad "Aradune" McQuaid comments on the artwork and the incredible homage to Keith Parkinson by artist extraordinaire, Donato.

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Before Keith passed away, but when it was obvious he wasn't going to be able to paint the cover, he let us know that he wanted Donato http://www.donatoart.com/ to do the art for the box.

What Donato did was and is amazing. He painted a large piece, of which the left section is used for the front of the box (just like Keith did with EQ). But what he did was paint the left side more in Keith's style, in homage to Keith, and then the painting blends nicely to his style as you move to the right.

Normally an artist won't do this -- if you ask them to paint in another person's style, they're not to interested. But this was a special case, something in homage to Keith, and Donato pulled it of even better than my wildest dreams.

Also, if you look at the front cover and see a character you don't recognize there... that's Keith, immortalized on the front of Vanguard's box.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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It really is a thoughtful tribute, not just to incorporate Keith into the box art, but also to emulate his style for the picture.

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Old 05-11-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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awww that is so sweet, that is a nice tribute to any artist.
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:33 PM   #4
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It really is a thoughtful tribute, not just to incorporate Keith into the box art, but also to emulate his style for the picture.
Yeah, I'm really impressed, both by the quality of the art and the class and love displayed by Sigil and Donato in adding to the original three iconic Vanguard figures.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:16 PM   #5
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To be fair didnt Ten ton hammer have this before the safehouse?
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:34 PM   #6
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Really cool. Pretty much what I expected. The 3 heroes with... those other 2 guys
 
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:27 PM   #7
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I love the box. What a thoughtful and beautiful tribute.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:30 PM   #8
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To be fair didnt Ten ton hammer have this before the safehouse?
dunno, I saw it on the safehouse first

edited it to not offend anyone =)
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:27 AM   #9
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To be fair didnt Ten ton hammer have this before the safehouse?
Does it really matter? It's the tribute that is the focus
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:29 AM   #10
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Good stuff. I'm glad to see his work and memory carried on like this.
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:23 AM   #11
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Very very rare to see an artist willing to bend not only once but twice. The painting was done with class and looks great.
 
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:53 AM   #12
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That looks great and I am glad they put Keith on the cover. Hope Nick likes it.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:51 PM   #13
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A very thoughtful and kind tribute to a man whos creative and imaginative works used to motivate me so much as a DnD DM.
 
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