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© 2015-19 SILVER GOAT MEDIA

The Kingdom of Remain spans all space and memory.

It is the Eternal Kingdom, the Silver Kingdom,

an ancient sphere born of our love and our sorrow, our blood and our joy.

The Kingdom of Remain encompasses countless stars and minds.

It has served our people for millennia. And we have served it in return.

The Kingdom of Remain is our place. It is our home.

The Kingdom of Remain is our legacy. It is our story.

It is the only tale we have worth telling.

March 21, 2019

OF ALL BELLÁNOS Dallanar's children, Michael is far and away the most brutal, the most ruthless, the most prone to violence and bloodshed. And yet, behind his merciless eyes, a profound pain lies hidden -- a pain born of endless fear. That fear? Losing the people he loves . . . .

What would you do to protect your family, those closest to your heart?

What wouldn't you do?

The images below show some preliminary sketches of Michael as well as haunting, in-process painting. All artwork is by the indomitable Zoey Schlemper. 

© 2017 Silver Goat Media 

September 3, 2018

DURING THE GREAT War, the dwarves of Anor served the clashing armies of Bellános and Dorómy Dallanar with equal fervor. Strong and stalwart, Anorian troops formed the backbone of infantry and engineering corps that were loyal to both the "Silver Fox" and the "Iron Lion." By far one of the most famous Anorians to serve during this dark period was Master Bengamon Zar. A trusted confidant to both Dallanar brothers, Zar -- along with his clan and county -- ultimately took the side of Lord Bellános. Once made, that decision could not be undone. Even so, it was a choice that haunts Master Zar to this day. How do you choose between two leaders of equal strength and honor? How do you choose between two great monarchs who, above all else, love the Remain?

In the images below, you can see some sket...

May 16, 2018

I FIRST HEARD about Elizabeth Hone from a friend of her father's, an old herdsman by the name of Otto Jarlund. (And let me tell you, was that fellow ever an an interesting character. An old-school Konungur freeholder from Aaryn's Cry Over-the-Trange. Fascinating guy . . . story in his own right, really.) Anyway, after hearing Liz's tale from old man Jarlund, I was intrigued. I had to get to the bottom of it. It's taken about a year of research -- lots of rumors, gossip, and versions to sort out, this crazy story has become something of a legend up on the 'Big Mountain' -- but I'm finally ready to start unveiling this story. I'm calling this one 'The Bear and His Daughter.'

Below, you can find some preliminary sketches and a final painting of the novel's heroine -- Elizabeth Hone. This...

January 11, 2018

THE COVER ART for The Bear and His Daughter is finally done! Like all cover art, this painting sets the stage for the book's energy, tone, and story. But a painting's design is itself a tale to be told. This one started with a series of team conversations about The Bear and His Daughter. During those meetings, we brainstormed, sketched, messed around with design ideas, and tried to think about a moment that summed up the heart of the story. Some of the sketches are very close to what the final painting will look like. (See below, #2.) From there, we try out all kinds of variations. Some of these adjustments are major (for example, #1 --> #2 or #7 --> #8). Some are subtle (for example #5 --> #6 or #11 --> #12.) No detail is to small, no change is off the table, no punches are pulled. Eithe...

November 17, 2017

THE SEERS OF Anótos fulfill many roles within the Silver Kingdom. Whether serving the Realm's ruling elite as clairvoyants, historians, or war-scrys, Anótian mystics are highly prized, jealously guarded, and exceptionally well-paid members of the Kingdom's High Houses. For this reason, House Wanten -- the current ruling house of Anótos -- is one of the most well-informed, and most powerful, in all the Remain.

On Anótos, the coveted position of 'High Seer' is currently held by Doron Faer, a war-scry of exceptional strength and legendary skill. His youngest daughter, Darian, seems to have inherited his abilities. Indeed, some say that she promises to be even more powerful than her father. You'll decide for yourself, shortly . . . .

The painting below -- "Darian Faer" -- is by UILDRIM © 2017 S...

August 24, 2017

SLES AND HIS Kalaban are two of the Silver Kingdom's most engimatic characters. In the twelve images below, you can track the development of these lonely travelers from their first appearance in The Blind Dragon (1), to early concept sketches by Anders Frank and Mark Eric Elton (2-7), to more recent digital sketches by Nataly Uildrim (8-9), through some screen shots (10), to the semi-final painting (11), all the way to the (*BRAND NEW*) final rendered version of the character art (12).

The best synergies between the world's top art directors, concept artists, and painters are always based on generosity, playfulness, trust, and a deep respect for the mysteries of creation -- the willingness to follow a strange hunch, the courage to give everything to every project...

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