Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dragon Sketch

dragon sketch

This is a sketch I painted today (with Photoshop). I used a single custom texture brush for the entire sketch, and just varied the size and opacity where needed.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Iguana Acrylic Painting ACEO

2.5" x 3.5" (6.4cm x 8.9cm)
mixed media on watercolor paper
$49.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling in the US
email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.

This is an ACEO (trading card size, 2.5" x 3.5" ) painting that I posted to my other blog, so sorry to anyone who is emailed twice. I thought a lizard painting was appropriate for this blog as well.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Angel of Death Skull Closeup

angel of death skull

This is a closeup shot of the Angel of Death illustration I posted earlier.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Jungle Card Game Art

jungle card game art

A fairly recent illustration for a card game, painted mostly in Photoshop, but a little work was done in Painter as well.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Passing Fantasy Art

The Passing fantasy art

Here's another piece from 2004. Limited Edition prints are available for sale here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Night of Fire Fantasy Art

Night of Fire fantasy art

This is an older piece from 2004. I've had it sitting on an easel here in the studio for the past few days, and it just dawned on me that it would make a good post.

I remember putting a lot of time into this. It's 16" x 20" and painted in acrylics. I began by establishing a composition with thumbnail drawings sketched in pencil. I then painted two small color rough thumbnails as well as a sky/mountain/valley color study in order to establish the color scheme. Then I painted a value study of the composition and finished up with a pencil study of the two main characters in the foreground.

After that, I drew the composition full size on tracing paper, and then transferred it to watercolor board. I fleshed out the drawing thoroughly right on the board, then spray fixed it and sealed it with two coats of matte medium (one layer stroked on horizontally, the second vertically). The matte medium not only helped isolate the drawing from the subsequent paint layers, but by altering the stroke direction for each layer, it gives a fine linen texture on top of the nice watercolor board texture.

And after all of that I was finally ready to start painting... whew.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008