Sunday, October 20, 2013

Adventures with Applibot

I have been doing some work for Applibot's Legend of the Cryptids lately and it has been a blast so far. Here are a few of the pieces I have painted for them to date.

The Ruler of Shadows

The Military Undead


Eidolon and the Phantom Beast

Monday, September 16, 2013

Theros Cards

Here are a couple cards that I had in the Theros set.  Very fun world to work in.

Ordeal of Erebos
Voyaging Satyr

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New MtG Cards: Dragon's Maze and M14

Here are a few recent cards I did for Magic the Gathering.

Ætherling - MtG Dragon's Maze
Ruric Thar, The Unbowed - MtG Dragon's Maze
Syphon Sliver - MtG M14
Dawnstrike Paladin - MtG M14
The funny thing about this piece last is that it was one of the very first cards I ever painted for MtG.  I guess they finally ended up using it, which is great!  I did it along with the card Sneak Attack (below) which was only available in a promo pack.

Sneak Attack - Promo Card

Thursday, September 5, 2013


With the announcement of Magic the Gathering's latest release of Theros, here is some of the key art I created.  Both feature the planeswalker Elspeth.

Elspeth slays the Hydra


Elspeth Box Art


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Sundering continues....with Isteval

Late last year I designed a new character for Jon Schindehette at D&D.  He was to be named Isteval.  The writers at D&D provided me with an awesome description of an old paladin who's glory days were well behind him now, yet he still had some stature and pride.

Isteval Concept Art

Ultimately he was to be part of a large lineup of characters for the next Sundering adventure for Forgotten Realms. This was another layered image containing many characters I had addressed in some other covers for D&D as well as a few new ones.

The Sundering - Make Your Story Legend
Each character had to be on its own layer, very much like the previous Sundering image I created.  Here are a few shots of some of the layers as well as a few closeups.  The full image ended up being pretty enormous. I had a blast working on this one.

 I also had to go into some detail for the stained glass window in the background.
The Sundering Stained Glass
Finally, the crew at D&D ended up putting together some pretty amazing stuff.  They had a cinematic video created that featured Isteval in full 3 dimensional action walking around in a scene which also contained my stained glass window.  I was completely floored when I saw all this.  I never imagined my character coming to life like this.  Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone at D&D that made this happen.  

Jon also did a nice write up about mere here, discussing my time working with D&D over the years:

Much more to come.  I am sorry for the delay in posting.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Magic Update - Ravnica and Gatecrash

I think I have only posted one of my Magic card illustration so far.  I have fallen a bit behind so here is a big update of many of the pieces that have been recently released.
From the Return to Ravnica Set:
Martial Law

Chaos Imps

Thrill-Kill Assassin

And from the recently released Gatecrash:

Firefist Striker
Gyre Sage

Domri Rade - Planeswalker

Aurelia's Fury

Vizkopa Guildmage