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.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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.