War on the Spirit Realms (My last AEG L5R piece)

Here it is "War of the Spirit Realms" the last piece I did for AEG's L5R. This piece was one of my favorites that I had ever done for them so I guess it is fitting it is the last I have for the AEG era of L5R. Hopefully though I can come back will all new awesome pieces with FFG. In the meantime though I hope you enjoy this one.

Next week I will be at IlluXcon. I won't have a booth but I am still hoping it ends up a lot better then my last con, that was unfortunately just a big series of let downs. But I will be at IlluXcon with my magic cards so feel free to find me there. 

Emerald Guard / The last of my L5R art

Hey guys here is a recent piece published for L5R. Sadly as many of you know AEG sold Legend of the 5 Rings to Fantasy Flight. As such I do not know when or If will be doing work for L5R again. I would love to do more but I can't say I know what will happen in the futre. In the meantime however I can finally share the last of the pieces I did.

Hope you guys enjoy this. My next post will bring my last and personally favorite L5R piece.  

Bodyguard/ Countdown to Cincy Comic Con Part 3

This is the third and final new art update before I head out for Cincy Comic Con. Like my previous piece Maester Cressen this was done for the Game of Thrones card game. However, this time around I got to paint some more well known characters, The Hound and the little twat Joffrey.

This piece was one of my particular favs. It allowed me to paint a lot of things I do not normally get to and I had a lot of fun playing with the color palette.

I will have prints of this piece with me at Cincy Comic Con in the artist ally space D-13.

I hope you have enjoyed all the updates, and hope to see you this weekend in Cincy.

Corrupted Copper Mine/ Countdown to Cincy Comic Con Part 2

In continuation with my countdown to Cincy Comic Con here is another recently published piece.

This is Corrupted Copper Mine done for AEG's Legend of the 5 Rings card game.

Unfortunately as I just recently learned of this piece's publication I will not have prints of this one for sale at Cincy. However it is up in my online print store if you are interested.

That is all for this update. I will post another new piece tomorrow. 

Maester Cressen / Countdown to Cincy Comic Con

Hey everyone I have a few announcements today. For one this weekend Sept 12th and 13th I will have a booth at Cincy Comic Con's artist ally. At booth D-13.

Now in celebration I will be uploading newly published work for the next few days. The first of which is Maester Cressen. Which was done for FFG's Game of Thrones CCG.

The coolest thing that happened while working on this piece was it was during the weeks of a local Ren Faire. And man there is no better coincidence than that. I got some of the most killer reference ever.

This piece along with many other prints will be available for sale next weekend. Don't miss out.

NO STRINGS

Greetings everyone. Here is a new piece I finished for the upcoming free comic book day to accompany my Scarlet Witch piece. This time though it will be the Avengers' titular villain Ultron. This was a fun new experience for me as I am not quite used to painting robots. Especially those with such illuminated armpits.

Hope you enjoy and see you in Dayton for FCBD. 

Scarlet Witch and FCBD

It is that time of year again, time to gear up for free comic book day. Like last year I will again be at Epic Loot signing and selling things.

This year I wanted to bring some new prints and this is the first, my rendition of the Scarlet Witch. She will not be the only new piece as I do have a few more that I should have done by then. One of which being a certain no strings attached villain.

Also this year I plan on going to quite a few more conventions than normal so keep an eye out for future updates.

In the mean time I hope to see you May 2nd in Ohio. 

Massive Art Update Part 9: L5R The Lesson of Earth

Welcome to the final installment of the Massive Update. As I said in my last post I saved the best for last. This is my piece The Lesson of Earth for the L5R expansion The Shadow's Embrace. This might seem familiar as I posted the studies for this piece when I first announced my massive update. This piece is by far one of my favorites that I had done for L5R. I really feel like I hit a stride with my painting on this one. The way I composed the piece, the gestures, and the little details like the cobble stone floor. It was definitely a breakthrough piece for me. And I was so excited that I had the opportunity to paint some Naga (snake people) in this piece. Unfortunately as you can tell by the finished card a lot of the parts I liked ended up getting cropped off. I have a feeling that this was do to the fact that when the whole piece shrunk down the important storytelling elements of the stone skin protecting the main figure got lost. And if it had to get cropped for the sake of story then so be it, the narrative must come first. But at least now I can show off the piece and what I love about it.

Sadly that will be the last major art update for a little while as everything else is still under NDA. But fear not in the next few days I will have some exciting news. About a new personal non art related project I am starting which will consist of a brand new blog. I hope your excited cause I know I am.

Massive Art Update Part 8: FFG Talisman

This illustration called Wolfsbane was my first card done for a different FFG product called Talisman. It was illustrated for their expansion The Blood Moon. 

This unlike my normal high fantasy work takes place in a Gothic horror setting which gave me a nice opportunity to play with the mood of the setting. All in all I was quite pleased with this piece and really excited to work on Talisman.

Since this first piece I had done some more work for Talisman which has been some of my best work as of late. I do really like working on this product as well as with the great AD's at FFG. 

The next post will be the last in the Massive Update series and will feature more card work. And do not worry I have been saving the best for last. Get ready to see my personal absolute favorite L5R card that I illustrated.

Massive Art Update Part 6: L5R The Scorpion Wall is Finished


This piece was done for Legend of the Five Rings set Embers of War. It is entitled The Scorpion Wall is Finished. This is one of my favorite pieces I had done for L5R. I especially love the level of detail I got in this one. I also really loved the idea of the contrasting sides of the wall playing with different types of environments. 

You can tell how much I like this as I now have it as a new banner at the top of my blog. This is of course unless you are reading this in the distant future and by this point I had changed it. If that is the case sorry for being a liar.

I hope you guys enjoy this piece as much as I did. Stay tuned for part 7 which will bring us back to some more comic work.

Massive Art Update Part 5: FFG Call of Cthulhu


Continuing with part 5 is an update that was a bit surprising. This is a card entitled Brother James Xavier done for the FFG card game for Call of Cthulhu. The set this card is for is the set Lost Rites which is scheduled for release July 2012. Seeing as the set isn't out yet I was not expecting this illustration to be a part of the massive update. However, quite serendipitously I got an e-mail from my AD letting me know the card was previewed on FFG's site. Thus here is the card ready and raring to go for the massive update.

As far as the art goes I think the part I enjoyed most about this one was the face. I had a great model in a friend of mine Jim and I think he really helped shape the character.


That is all for part 5 stay tuned for part 6 which will once again feature some more L5R card work.

Massive Art Update Part 3: L5R Defensive Grill

This piece is entitled Defensive Grill and was done for the card game Legend of the Five Rings. This card was released in the expansion set called The Shadow's Embrace. Attached is my original illustration as well as how it appears printed on the card.

This is one of many of my cards that have been published in L5R recently. Grill was also one of my favorite cards I had done. I was especially proud at the level of detail I got on the rider that appears closest to us in the image. And I also have quite a fondness for my big fluffy clouds.

I hope you guys enjoy this installment of my Massive update. Expect another one soon which will feature even more comic work.

Massive Art Update Part 1: Shadowrun

Part 1 of my art update is a piece entitled Impeachment. This piece was done for the table top RPG Shadowrun. It can be seen in the book Conspiracy Theories. Politicians are not my normal forte but this was definitely a fun experience.  

That is it for part 1 stay tuned for more.

Rebuilding the Empire

Long time no post. It has been a really busy couple of months and it most likely will continue to be. But I got a free moment to share some new published work.

This card is entitled Rebuilding the Empire and is for AEG's Legend of the 5 Rings Emperor Edition.

Hopefully you enjoy it. And be on the look out for some new images from Magic issues 2 and 3 to be posted soon.

Improved Defenses

This piece Improved Defenses along with Kakita Maratai were the first two cards I did for L5R. They appear in their card set Second City.

These cards actually tie in together. In this image is the same Kakita woman who was seen sculpting in the other card. You can even see the lion statue (that she is holding in this image) is the same as the one on the bottom right corner of Kakita Maratai

It was really quite fun to have my first two card illustrations for L5R be linked together in this way. i would love to do something like that again.

Kakita Maratai

After putting off posting this for so long here it is. This is the first card I did for AEG's Legend of the 5 Rings. This piece is entitled Kakita Maratai

I had a lot of fun working on this piece and for L5R. Since this illustration I have been doing lots of work with them for L5R so expect to see more. 

I hope you all like the piece.

Shadowrun - Spy Games: Instructions

This piece entitled Instructions is the other illustration I had done for Shadowrun's book Spy Games.

As I had said in a previous post this is my first ever professional Ork and it was so exciting to do.

I was really happy with this one and I hope you guys like it.

Shadowrun - Spy Games: Accident

This piece entitled Accident was done for the Shadowrun book Spy Games. It is one of two pieces I did for the book.

And as I had said before, I will now be uploading lots of new things and this is just the first part of it.

So expect a lot more soon.

Shadowrun - Spy Games STUDIES PART 2

Here is the study for the second piece I did for Shadowrun's book Spy Games.

This piece is called Accident and well it isn't so much an accident as someone getting intentionally run over. Ahh vehicular homicide good times.

This is just the study so expect to see the finish for it posted here soon.

L5R Sneak Peek #4

Here is the forth installment of my studies for L5R. As per usual I can not reveal too much about the card itself but I can tell you that this one is for the next base set for Legend of the Five Rings.

This piece turned out really well. I went to an insane amount of detail compared to my norm. I can not wait for you guys to see this one I am really proud of it.