Have You Seen the Yellow Sign?

The Yellow Sign Challenge Coin went on sale today. The what? Yellow Sign Challenge Coin from Dagon Industries. The front features the Kevin Ross designed Yellow Sign. The back is view of Carcosa based on an illustration by me.

Above is the original sketch I submitted to Jarred, my handler, at Dagon Industries. It’s based on the version of Carcosa that was in the background of the King in Yellow poker chip I did for DI a few years ago. Jarred liked it but wanted a couple of changes.

This is the second sketch. Gone is the creature in the lake and the towers have been moved to the center of the image. Jarred approved this version.

Once the sketch was approved I inked it. For you art geeks out there I do most of my inking with a No. 4 round brush (I forget which brand). For some of the smaller fine details I’ll use an .02 point Micron pen. I’m pretty sure I used a pen for the reflection.

And then the coin magically appeared.

Okay. Probably there was more work involved than that but since I wasn’t there it seems pretty magical to me.

2 thoughts on “Have You Seen the Yellow Sign?

  1. Ah! That’s awesome and would be a great prop! And I’ve already spent this month’s extra expenses budget on a 3DS… oh, well, there’s always later.

  2. As much as I like the coin I imagine you’ll get a bit more use out of a 3DS 🙂

    Hopefully it will sell well enough that Dagon Industries will commission more designs. Now that I’ve seen what can be done I’ve got a lot of ideas on how to make the next coin have more dimension.

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