Friday, August 24, 2012

orphaned art

was cleaning out the old hard drive, archiving images when I came across these two gems. These pieces were done for a project that got canceled a little while back. I felt bad for these orphaned images and thought they deserved to be seen. Hope you enjoy them.

Friday, August 17, 2012

In the Market Place....

I love doing big complex images. If I made movies I would make the kind that Cecil B. Demille made, with a cast of thousands.This is an image I have been working for years. I did the first version probably about 9 years ago early in my illustration carrier. At the time it was one of my favorite pieces. Since then I have returned to it, with the idea of recreating it, many times. But, I would get pulled away by paying projects, or detracted by another of the many personal projects that I never seem to finish. I am not sure why I kept coming back to this one. There is something about the exotic, epic other worldly feel. To me it recalls the works of the orientalist, that group of  painters that captured  the near and far east in their romantic, sensual and exotic paintings.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Alternative Objectives

the work keeps flowing through, here is the latest, its the cover for the Alternate Objective a DM resource and advice book that presents new ways to challenge your players. You can go over to his kicksarter page for more info, or check them out at Sneak Attack Press. This cover was so much fun to do. It has been so long that Ive gotten a chance to do a melee. I was given several characters that they wanted in the scene-- An elf ranger, a swashing buckling hero and a dragonborn mage. Their objective- The Spear of Slaughter. The rest was pretty much up to me.  I must say my favorite part of the whole thing is the orc ducking under the dragonborn's devastating bolt of lightning. I just love his expression.