Friday, February 20, 2009

Jon Schindehette, one of the Senior AD's at WoTC has been running a fantastic blog. It's full of really great stuff for illustrators, and he has been one of my favorite people to work with... ever! Anyway, Jon was kind enough to post some of my ramblings about the master class I did this summer. Check it out here...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I just finished a round of work for Star Wars Galaxies TCG and will post them once I can (NDA and all :P ) BUT that means I have a couple of weeks to work on some projects for myself. Here is one that I hope to finish up before the summer and take with me to comic con. It's heavily inspired by Donato Giancola. I had the pleasure of learning from Donato at the Illustration Master class last summer. He not only a master painter/ illustrator, but also just an all around great guy. Anyway... enjoy!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ok, I have been bad about maintaining this blog... but I promise to do better.

It has been a crazy year; I attended the "illustration master class" which was an amazing experience (I'll post more on this later). I was nominated for a chesley, and that was a fantastic honor. I won first place for my painting that I produced at the master class at Gencon. I won best amazon at dragon con. Also I have been working with WoTC, creating art for the online dragon magazine, and will have a piece in player handbook 2. I have also been creating card art for Legends of Norrath and Star Wars Galaxies. Anyway, that has been what I have been up to over the past year.

Now that's out of the way, (since most of my current work falls under NDA's) I wanted to post up some of my speed oil painting value studies. These are done from life in 10 to 30 min. Figure drawing is a really critical part of my process and I do it as often as my schedule allows (ideally 2 or 3 times a week) This comes from an exercise that I saw Dan Dos Santos demo while at the master class. I have been dying to try it, and now that I have... it's not as easy as Dan made it look! Enjoy!