Thursday, December 4, 2014

Swamp Shaman

This is a 2015 promo commission for IlluXCon.  Pat and Jeannie Willshire left the subject matter up to me, and although I'm a bit weary of dragons , I thought this take would be some how different...or not!

I enjoyed painting the blind and grizzled shaman as he orders his pets about.

This one was large [ for me ]  at 30 x 40 inches.  It will be displayed at IlluXCon in October.

Mox Pearl

This painting was made for Wizards of the Coast To be given as a prize in an MTG tournament.

The description read, "Show a white pearl floating above a white blocky pedestal in a white temple with a view of white sands outside an open window"               Hmmmmm1

I was really at a loss as to how far I could take that description especially not knowing anything about the " Mox" series.  

In my first sketch I way over compensated and all compositional sense went right out that open window!
I made the pedestal way too important and the pearl not important enough.  I showed the rough to some fellow MTG artists and they got me back on track so many thanks to those guys for pulling me back to reality.

I made the pearl larger and centered it  while diminishing that blocky pedestal.  This is the final.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We Are Lost

Personal piece
Graphite, color pencil, and gold leaf

And another sketch from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Commission from 2014 
Oils on masonite.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Upon Celebdil

Tis was a private commission just finished in April.
Nothing strikingly new here, but I had fun with the fire ,smoke and steam.

I was going to make the atmosphere stormy and gray.but I just came off of a very large piece that had those grayed subtle colors so I was really ready for something different.

I could see the scene both ways but I really needed a change.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

New MTG Release

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