Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Image update 2015

I have fallen way behind in keeping this blog updated so here is an image dump for the past many months since my last post in March.  Enjoy!
Demogorgon for D&D: Rage of Demons

Demogorgon vs. Drizzt for D&D: Rage of Demons

Demogorgon Rising for D&D: Rage of Demons

Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide cover for D&D

Closeup on Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

Close up on Zuggtmoy for D&D:Rage of Demons

Zuggtmoy's Wedding for D&D: Rage of Demons

Pia and Kiran Nanaar for Magic the Gathering

Exalted Angel for Magic the Gathering

Mummy's Mask cover for Paizo

Beyond the Pool of Stars cover for Paizo

Gideon and Nissa at Seagate for Magic the Gathering: Battle for Zendikar

Detail of Gideon

Detail of Nissa

Add piece for Adult Swim's Black Jesus

Close up on Characters for Black Jesus painting

Black Jesus Returns for Adult Swim

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dragons of Tarkir MtG

Shaman of Forgotten Ways
MTG - Dragons of Tarkir
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fate Reforged MTG

Brutal Hordechief
MTG - Fate Reforged
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

GP Milan 2014

I will be a guest artist at the MtG Grand Prix in Milan next weekend starting December 12th.  I was asked to create the official playmat for the event and here it is. It was fun incorporating a little hint of the local architecture. Here is the event 
GP Milan 2014 Official Playmat

Friday, November 14, 2014

Elspeth vs. Kiora

The two Planeswalkers I painted for Magic the Gathering's upcoming Duel Decks were recently spoiled.  Here they are in full.
Elspeth, Sun's Champion
MtG - Elspeth vs. Kiora
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Kiora, the Crashing Wave
MtG - Elspeth vs. Kiora
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tyranny of Dragons

I recently did a Red Dragon for D&D's Tyranny of Dragons campaign.  You can see him on the main D&D page right now.  They also asked me to paint out his full wingspan so that it could be used if needed.  That part ended up being pretty big.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kahns of Tarkir MtG

Here are a couple piece I have in the Kahns of Tarkir MtG set.  I'm excited to finally show these because I had the honor of being part of team that concepted out this particular set.  It's great to see all the cards in print.  Congrats to all the amazing artist that contributed to Kahns!!

Rattleclaw Mystic
MtG - Kahns of Tarkir
© Wizards of the Coast LLC
Horde Ambusher
MtG - Kahns of Tarkir
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Monday, July 28, 2014

Teferi Temporal Archmage

This piece was recently spoiled at SDCC.
Teferi, Temporal Archmage
MtG - Commander 2014
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Magic update: Journey into Nyx, Conspiracy, M15

I haven't done a Magic update in a while so here are a few of the recent cards that came out.

Godhunter Octopus
MtG - Journey Into Nyx
© Wizards of the Coast LLC
Betrayed by Heliod
MtG - Story Short
© Wizards of the Coast LLC
Marchesa's Emissary
MtG - Conspiracy
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Secrets of Paradise
MtG - Conspiracy
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Selvala, Explorer Returned
MtG - Conspiracey
© Wizards of the Coast LLC
Garruk, Apex Predator
MtG - M15
© Wizards of the Coast LLC

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

D&D Core Books

The new core books for D&D's 5th edition have just been announced and I had the opportunity to paint a couple of them.  Let's just say I couldn't say yes fast enough when I received the request. Talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity!!

The first one I was given was the Player's Handbook.  The original image was cropped down a bit for the final cover.  I don't always like when this happens but it is part of the process and typically why many ADs ask for lots of bleed on the image.  Ultimately I think it turned out really nice with the tight crop.

The Player's Handbook (Uncropped)
Final Print Version
The second one commissioned, only about a couple months ago, was the Dungeon Master's Guide.  This time around we anticipated a close crop and I painted the image for that specifically.

Dungeon Master's Guide
Final Print Version
I was truly honored to get to work on two of the core books for the next installment of D&D.  Big thanks to the ADs, Melissa and Shauna for these two paintings.

Jeff LaSala wrote a great article over at Tor discussing what D&D has instore with 5th edition.  We had a little chat about the covers I painted.  Check it out here

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Year of The Sundering

For a good amount of 2013 (and some of 2012) I created a series of character focused images for D&D's Sundering Campaign. A lot of this imagery has finally been hitting the shelves in the past few months for D&D's Sundering Adventures.  A while back I did a couple posts on the two major character posters for the Sundering announcements. Head on back and check them out. The Sundering announcement. The Sundering Campaign key art.

I wanted to show how the packaging came into play on these pieces because I don't often get to see the final result until well after these items are in stores.  The graphic design work and logo placement on all these really made them come to life. One thing to note is that a lot of the time, especially on covers like this, a good amount of the work will get covered up or cropped out. The client will ask for that extra bleed so that they have a good amount of space to work with for placement.

Each booklet for these adventures contained foldouts highlighting the characters.  This meant all the characters need to be fully painted and on their own layers in the final file.  Here is how some of that looked.

This was a really great set of pieces to work on with lots of fun and interesting characters to develop.  I really had a blast and its great to finally see them all in print. 

I should have a few more things relating to the Sundering around the corner so stay tuned.