Posts Tagged ‘portfolio-Fantasy’
So far, this year, is shaping up nicely. The unexpected seems to keep happening and for whatever reason I’m going with it. Usually I’m reticent of surprises, good or bad, but I find if stay open to possibilities and put my fear in the rear view mirror, there’s a good chance I’ll enjoy the ride.
The images above are from a horror fantasy that I’ll be pitching later this year. Right now I’m in the middle of another project as seen below. It’s no longer called Dead Man’s Curve but everything else is moving along as planned. The samples below were all a part of the world-building and style process. Somewhere in there is the truth.
Also, I’ve been oil painting every day for at least an hour for the past month. I did something similar when I was 12; drew at least an hour every day and never missed a day for what…11 years! And wouldn’t you know, I got better at it, too. So, I thought, why not get my head on straight and give it a go.
Last year, I did a lot of watercolor, gouache painting and a little acrylic painting, which was great. I’m not about to give all that up, but adding the oil back in has been a wonderful and welcome challenge.
As part of my daily routine, I’ve been pounding away on my second novel, a speculative fiction piece about automata in an alternate Victorian universe. My goal tends to be 2000 words before I finish breakfast which has definitely helped me keep focused.
Otherwise, I’m just keeping up with THE PROCESS.
Be good. Stay strong. And keep creating!
It’s crazy…out-of-the-blue, someone contacting you to buy some of your seminal work from your DUNGEONS & DRAGONS days.
HELLGATE KEEP held some fondness for this purchaser and I’m glad I hadn’t thrown the art away in the purge of ’98. It’s true, every decade I throw out a lot of art…most of it downright laughable. However, I do keep a few pieces every now and again to remind me of where I’ve come from and how much harder I need to work. I had mostly everything from that era. Unfortunately the AD had lost all the art from another series, otherwise, I could have sold that as well.
Stay tuned for more art for sale in my store. Or get in contact with me directly and inquire about what I have available from my archives. You never know what you’ll find.
Less than a year ago, I was finally able to knock out this illustration for one of my favorite comic shops, ARCANE COMICS & MORE. Recently they had one of their other customers make a door wrap out of it.
Despite my fat head being in the way I think it turned out pretty well.
I drew it 1:1 scale to the door using Manga Studio 5s vector tools. Unfortunately, I had to convert it over to a Large Photoshop Document file to even save it. Live and learn I guess, but in the end the final image turned at quite crisp. I’m more happy with the results of the printout than the actual image. But that’s a whole other kettle of doom.
A little over a year and a half ago I was contacted by Dynamite Entertainment to do a 12 page story for the first issue of PATHFINDER: GOBLINS. It was written by Erik Mona whom I’d never heard of before. I really dug the script and had never tried drawing a fantasy-based story before even though some of my early work was in the D&D manuals of the late 90s. Overall, it was a different take on the characters and world which garnered mixed reviews. I had fun, and really that’s all that matters when you’re doing any work.
Here’s a link to find EIGHT more pages in the COMICS section! And apparently they’ll be a hardcover coming out sometime soon. So, if you want to see this in color and have a nice coffeetable book, chat up your local comics shop.