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.  

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. 

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 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 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.

Updates, Studies and LOTS of New Art

After much neglect on my blog I am back and with some good news. In the past few months a lot of new work of mine has been released. This includes some work done for Shadowrun, Legend of the Five Rings, and of course lots of new Magic pages. I plan on spending the next week updating as much as I can and bringing you new artwork.

In the mean time I will leave you with some studies I did for an L5R card that is not yet published but is a piece I am quite proud of and can not wait to share.


I hope you enjoy.

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.

L5R Sneak Peek #5 PLUS UPDATE

Hello everyone it has been a long time sans an update. Things have been crazy here a lot of work being done. I shall be posting some new finished pieces soon so keep a look out but in the mean time here is my fifth sneak peek for my L5R work. 

The biggest news I have to share now though is I will be attending New York Comic Con this year. i do not have a booth but will wandering the show from Friday till Sunday. So if there is anyone who wishes to meet me feel free to hit me up on twitter or such I would gladly welcome it.

I hope you enjoy the sneak peek and keep a look out for more stuff very very 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.

L5R Sneak Peek #3

After a bit of delay in posting this here it is the third 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.

Also since I was a bit delayed with posting this today there will be a special double sneak peek. So look out for that other one later today.

L5R Sneak Peek #2

This is my L5R sneak peek #2.

These are the studies I did for my second card for L5R. As before I can not give any more information than that.
I will tell you I had a lot of fun painting the finish with this one. I played with some colors that I do not normally do.

I hope though that you enjoy seeing my studies and look forward to seeing my finishes once the cards are printed.

Also expect another batch of sneak peeks soon.

Super Special Sneak Peek (L5R)

As of late things have been really busy. I've had lots of different illustration gigs going on. One of these gigs has been for Alderac Entertainment Group's card game Legend of the 5 Rings or L5R.

While I can not show any finishes nor give any specific information as the sets have not yet been released. I am allowed to show you some of the studies I have been working on. Thus I shall be periodically posting new studies in the upcoming weeks.

The image here is the first set of studies that I did for L5R.

Hope you enjoy and keep a look out for more.