The two pieces of artwork I purchased were published in the Codex Craftworld Eldar book in 2000. The mini-dex provided rules for fielding the various major Eldar Craftworlds. Each Craftworld receiving a two-page spread, accompanied by one of Karl's illustrations.
|Codex Craftworld Eldar, published in 2000.|
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to buy the illustrations for the Ulthwé and Alaitoc Craftworlds (sadly not Saim-Hann - my favourite).
The two illustrations are composed as sidebars for the Codex pages, and rendered on Daler artboard in monochrome with dense patches of ink. I'll leave the illustrations to do the talking!
|Ulthwé the Damned|
|Ulthwé Farseer - Eldrad Ulthran perhaps?|
|Alaitoc Ranger Force|
At ~35x11cm, the originals are about 60% larger than the reproduced illustrations in print:
So where did the other illustrations of the other Crafworlds go? Karl didn't have them any longer, so I guess they might be out in the wild somewhere too!