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.

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.

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.

Shadowrun - Spy Games STUDIES PART 1

After a much long absence I can finally start showing some of my recent work. First up is the work I did for Catalyst Game Labs RPG Shadowrun. I did two pieces for their book Spy Games and this is the study for the first image I worked on (I want to have more stuff to show you guys so I will be uploading in parts, expect the finishes to come soon).

This piece is called instructions and it depicts an Ork receiving a note of instructions (get it? like the title of the piece) from a hidden compartment of a wall.

Also this was my first professional Ork and I was seriously geeking out about that it was awesome.

Expect a more in depth post when I get to the finish. Which WILL
be along very very shortly. Hopefully though you shall enjoy seeing this bit.

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.

BEOWULF value studies

Here is some WIP for my upcoming Beowulf project. Each image represents a battle Beowulf has. First the battle with Grendel, then Grendel's mother, and finally the dragon. I have some color studies in the work as well and will post those soon.

Also later today is the big photo shoot for this project. Perhaps I will show some of the shots as well.

HOIST THE COLORS!!!

I worked out some colors for my space pirate in Corel painter. I ended up testing out both warm and cool palettes. While I do love some areas in the cool palette, especially the purple nebulae and the turquoise glow at the bottom of the planet, I ended up choosing the warm study. The warm one gives a nice contrast against her green skin and there are areas where I find it easier to move colors around, more so than the cool palette.

I have already started the finish and it should be done by this week.

I hope everyone is enjoying the process of this piece. I really enjoyed the feedback that I have been receiving. I got a lot of great comments via Facebook.

Also I have been meaning to scan in my sketches for my other piece, but fear not it's moving along I am currently working on the final drawing.

Galactic Temptress: Finish
Steam Punk Apocalypse: Reference Stage
Serpent Mistress: Final Drawing
Cyborg Ferocity: Reference Stage
An Elegant Universe: Reference Stage
Angelic Beauty: Reference Stage
Punkish Self-indulgence: Reference Stage

Aye Avast! Ye Advice Be Requested.

I decided to do some more value studies for my space pirate image. And thus here they are.

There are parts in different ones that I like more than others so I am having a bit of trouble deciding which way I should go.

If you wish to share your opinion, please go right ahead and comment. Your feedback will be quite welcome.

YARRRR Me Mateys

My galactic temptress piece has changed quite a bit. I nixed the iron work-like windows and just went with a larger planet behind a moon, while she just rests on a free floating plate. I also turned the steps to give more movement to the piece.

Also, instead of just being an alien she has become a space pirate. So I added some appropriate accessories like pirate boots, and eye patch, and a Jolly Roger tattoo.

The image at the top is the finished drawing and the one at the bottom is a rough value study I did. I also have some color sketches but since the composition changed so much I basically had to scrap them and start over. However, they did help give me some ideas of where I want my palette to go. I should have the color sketch uploaded soon.

I have also been working on my serpent mistress piece and will scan in some sketches of it soon.

That is all for now.

Galactic Temptress: Color Rough/ Finish
Steam Punk Apocalypse: Reference Stage
Serpent Mistress: Sketch Stage
Cyborg Ferocity: Reference Stage
An Elegant Universe: Reference Stage
Angelic Beauty: Reference Stage
Punkish Self-indulgence: Reference Stage