Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tide you over! Unfinished?

Instead of just posting every illustration on my website, I thought I'd put something different on my blog. This way it will actually serve a purpose!

This is a black and white unfinished sketch/comp I did. I guess I could go back and finish it, but it was so long ago that I'd rather do something new instead. Since it'll be another week or so before I post a new piece, I figured I should get it out. That, and my arch-nemesis JoshuatheJames pestered me to show it. Be sure to smack him on the way out :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Shaman

Besides becoming the next great book cover artist, I also want to become the next great trading card game artist. I figured that one of the qualities that these companies look for is creating a distinctive character in a distinctive environment. With that in mind, I made a little something like this:


I'm working on another fun piece right now, and I'll post it in the coming weeks. I promise that I won't neglect this blog like I have in ages past, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Warhammer

Here are a couple of pieces I did for a WHFRP (Warhammer Fantasy Role-Playing) book. I did them six months ago, so I'm pretty sure they're safe to show.

With this first one, they just wanted me to paint bloody hands. Gross!


This was a kind of weird topic. It's called "Foreshadowing Death" and the idea is that seeing a bunch of stuff in threes is a bad omen, thus she's all panicked.


Both of these are different versions from the ones in the book. For the sake of Warhammer I had to add more ornamentation and a lot more dirt, but for my own version I omitted the excess stuff. Also, I don't pretend that these are two of my best works, but I figured that they would be okay enough to show. Anyway, that's it for today.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Finally, something new!

As you can see, I'm finally posting on my blog again. I'm gearing up for going to conventions and begging for work (San Diego Comic Con and Gen Con Indy), so I figured that it would be okay for me to gradually start showing what I've been toiling away at. Since most of my recent work is floating in NDA land, it took me awhile to prepare something, but lookie lookie!


Since I want to start doing book covers, I tried to push the sense of focus and realism as far as I could, but I think that constant wrestling with this piece is starting to show results. I still have plenty of fixing up to do on this, but I'll get around to it sooner or later. See you then!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Self Portrait

I know I've had this as my profile picture for basically forever, but I thought it was time to officially post it. Now I have. Thank you.


Friday, June 08, 2007

My first album cover!


Since the band decided to show this off on their myspace page, I guess it's okay for me to show as well. It's the cover for their new album, and as with most albums the release date keeps getting pushed back for one reason for another. They're a bunch of nice guys who were easy to work with, and I had fun working on it. On top of that, it's the first image of mine that ended up on wikipedia! Now I'm a real star!



Anyway, the band's name is Jacobs Dream (not Jacob's), the new album is called Dominion of Darkness, and if you're into Melodic Power Metal I highly suggest checking them out!