Thursday, July 22, 2010


Here's a piece I did for Hero Games. I had forgotten about it, but stumbled across it again when looking for art to turn into prints. It was originally in a square format, but when cropped to portrait format the composition was vastly improved. So it's the newest print that I'm selling at art shows.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Frank Frazetta

Master fantasy artist and illustrator Frank Frazetta passed away Monday at the age of 82. Frazetta has had a massive influence on later generations of artists- painters and illustrators of course, but also filmmakers as well.

Illustrator Greg Manchess posted his view on Frazetta at the website and the Ninja Mountain and Sidebar podcasts have published tribute shows as well (links below).

Also, here is an interesting quote from Guillermo del Toro, as taken from Frazetta's obituary in the LA Times (link below):

Guillermo del Toro, the Oscar-nominated co-writer of "Pan's Labyrinth," which he also directed along with the "Hellboy" films, said that Frazetta was nothing less than "an Olympian artist that defined fantasy art for the 20th century." The filmmaker, reached Monday in New Zealand where he is working on a two-film adaptation of " The Hobbit," said Frazetta's influence is difficult to explain to people outside the fantasy world, just as Norman Rockwell would be an elusive figure to define for someone unfamiliar with the U.S. heartland.

Here are a few of my favorite Frazetta paintings:

Frazetta Death Dealer

Frazetta Bran Makmorn

Frazetta Cave Demon

Although more well known for his paintings, his bw ink drawings are equally exceptional:

Frazetta ink drawing

Frazetta Gandalf

Frazetta ink drawing

Frazetta ink drawing

Greg Manchess on Frazetta
Sidebar tribute podcast to Frazetta
Ninja Mountain tribute podcast to Frazetta
Unofficial gallery of Frazetta artwork
LA Times obituary
Pocono Record photo gallery
Interesting analysis of Frazetta's work

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Squirrel Mage Inks

squirrel mage
I've been getting back into traditional inking- both with a brush and nib- and have been really enjoying the process and results. For a while now, whenever I've done black and white line art, I've done it digitally with the Wacom tablet and Photoshop, as is the case with most of my illustration work. But since this was a personal piece, I thought it was a good opportunity to break out the ink.

9" x 12" (22.9cm x 30.5cm)
ink and brush on bristol board
$20 plus $3.00 shipping and handling in the US
email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Here is a recently inked illustration. It's too bad there isn't a greater demand for black and white artwork. I really enjoy working in that medium, regardless of whether or not it's actual ink on bristol board or inked digitally, as this piece is.