Saturday, October 31, 2009

Self Portraits

I've never really considered myself a photo realistic painter. But over the last few years, I have found that my rendering styles have moved in that direction. So much so that I wondered if I would have the skills to paint directly on a digital photo. As an experiment I took two self portraits and and Painted over them to create these sci-fi images. Kind of silly, I know.... But it was fun.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holy Crap!!

Geocities is closed!! man where have I been. I just went to check on my site only to find that as of 10/26/09 Yahoo is no longer offering free hosting services and closed it down...... wow, it is the end of an era. Not sure if I am going to set up a home page somewhere else, stick with yahoo (doubt it) or just not bother with a home page. The one advantage of a home page is that you can set your art up in galleries for easy viewing, while here a visitor has to scroll though endless entries

--- got some thinking to do.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Black Parade

This the cover for the the Imperial principalities of the Elders published by Kobold quarterly, hitting your local hobbies shops next week. Man-o-Man this was a fun cover to do. It was not supposed to be a wrap around, but I was bad--very bad. I got an idea and just sort of ran with it--Inspired by artist like Brueghel, Durer and Rathel's images of death and the four horsemen of the apocalypse-- Death rides in the foreground upon a desiccated horse, in his wake skeletons and the recently dead rise and dance. At the far left edge a devil/goat headed creature dances too, wanting to claim it's share of souls. In the back ground, mounds of bone go off into the distance with a parade of soldiers, lead by a court jester and a group of hooded figures carrying a dead knight. Still further back we see a castle and hovering/ super imposed over the scene a plaintive angle and below her the other horsemen of the apocalypse. Down below we see a huge gathering of soldiers on the vast plain of Armageddon waiting for the final battle as the sky fills with dark ominous clouds....