For this weeks #TeamTuesday we hear from another of C7’s incredibly talented artists – JG O’Donoghue. We recently revealed some of JG’s amazing art for our upcoming release WFRP Rough Nights & Hard Days and we look forward to sharing more very soon!
My interest in fantasy art started as a pre teen when I saw the cover of The Hobbit, I was just blown away by the majesty of the idyllic nature and I still remember it to this day. I didn’t actually read Tolkien until my parents locked me in my brothers attic room to study for my final school exams (The Leaving Cert) and I found his copy of The Lord of the Rings. As one can imagine I didn’t do very well in the Leaving Cert, but what a great book!
I currently work for Cubicle 7 as a staff artist. My arts entire purpose is to be the hand for the leg up and over the wall for your imagination, as you wonder through our amazing deep fantasy worlds. Before this, I spent many years working in archaeological illustration, reconstructing heritage sites (and still do!), mostly in Ireland and the UK. But, I never really gave up fantasy and was always reading about it, playing RPG’s or sketching it during my time off.
Cubicle 7 has been the fulfilment of my dream to use my acquired archaeological knowledge in fantastical settings. And Cubicle 7 really does provide fantastical settings in spades! I mostly work in the ramshackle towns of WFRP or the epic hugeness of the upcoming Age of Sigmar RPG. However, there are always so many great books on the go here at Cubicle 7, I just wish I had the time to work on all of them!
As for my time-off (I don’t believe in such a thing!), I like to remember the tactile sensation of traditional art by sketching for fun or studying anatomy/life drawing with charcoal and always levelling up (artists are boring people!).Besides this, you will always find me with a fantasy/sci fi/historical book in hand or just hanging out with my long term girlfriend, friends and family.