BIO of KRIS MCDERMOTT
I am a 41 yr old Melbourne-based man with a background in Freelance Graphic Art, Creative Writing and Illustration and the sole artist of GTW.
I grew up in a remote part of New Zealand and learned the necessity of being ingenious when it came to playing RPG's such as Heroquest, D&D, Ancestral Trail etc and making do with bits of paper with crudely drawn items, spells and monsters instead of fine but expensive miniatures, props and tokens. I greatly enjoyed adventure and fantasy even as a child brought up on Alice in Wonderland, The Phantom Tollbooth, Lord of the Rings, Fighting Fantasy, Pick-a-Path, Enid Blyton and the Faraway Tree and the like and was instilled from an early age with a fascination and deep love of detailed worlds and spent many months at a time crafting every aspect of huge worlds full of characters, shops, monsters, beautiful scenery and frightening traps. I have experimented with and been influenced by a large variety of styles of art such as Lovecraft, Geiger, Dali, Tolkien. This was accompanied by a simultaneous devotion to fantasy table-top RPG's, board games and later on computer (particularly C64) and console RPG's which I dearly love to play: Skyrim, Balders Gate, God of War to name a few. I use electronic mediums to create my works, finding GIMP a powerful and wonderful tool for putting together diverse and detailed creations. I began my journey with RPG just five years ago in 2015 as a source of income following my displeasure at the lack of safety standards at my previous employment - However, I have spent my life studying and practicing the occult with a background in the occult, traditional and ritual magic, sorcery, alchemy, psychology, sociology, social engineering, philosophy and theosophy.
Please feel free to drop me a line and say hi, suggest new themes/products or report any product/site issues through my contact me section. :)
Kind Regards, Kris McDermott.