Monday, January 26, 2009


Here's a dragon illustration that was drawn for the Storycards tarot card set.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Knight and Castle Thumbnail Sketch

knight and castle  sketch
Here's an idea for an upcoming painting. It's not commissioned art, but a personal piece- something for my portfolio. The thing is at this point I'm not sure if I'll paint it in oils or in Photoshop or Painter. Hmmm... I may opt for going traditional on this since all of the fantasy art I've painted in recent memory has been done digitally. I think it would be nice to have a new traditionally painted fantasy painting. So it's done! I'll paint it in oils.

Recommended Reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

the name of the wind

the name of the wind

I had read quite a bit about this book and was following the writer's blog before even reading it, so I had a certain level of expectation going in. I wasn't let down though- far from it! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and became totally immersed in the story. Rothfuss is a very gifted writer who definitely knows how to tell a story (the book is huge, and it's also quite the page turner). The Name of the Wind is hands down one of the best books I've read.

From Amazon:'s Best of the Year...So Far Pick for 2007: Harry Potter fans craving a new mind-blowing series should look no further than The Name of the Wind--the first book in a trilogy about an orphan boy who becomes a legend. Full of music, magic, love, and loss, Patrick Rothfuss's vivid and engaging debut fantasy knocked our socks off. --Daphne Durham

Patrick Rothfuss website
on amazon

Saturday, January 24, 2009


yoda painting
Here's a Star Wars painting of Yoda I did a few years ago. It's mixed media- acrylic (both brush and airbrush) and colored pencil on gessoed illustration board.

Monday, January 19, 2009


painting of pluto
A painting of the planet Pluto I did for Green Ronin's Spaceship Zero RPG. Acrylics on bristol board.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Attack of the Plant Man

rpg character art
This was a piece commissioned by RPG publisher Bastion Press for their Wildwood book. The creature is made out of plants and vines and such.

Friday, January 2, 2009

BW Monster Concept Sketch

monster concept art
This is a recent concept sketch for this weird monster with half his face blown off. Kinda nasty way to start the new year, huh?