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!


Mike Sass said...

Hi, I just found your blog. Its the mirror image of mine, practically.
anyhow, looking forward to your work. cheers.


stanko said...

Hi Mike,
Thanks so much. Your work is amazing btw. Take care!