Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bramble Queen and Gloomwrought

Happy Holidays everyone!

Here are some recent pieces I did for D&D. The first is a cover for Dungeon #185, The Bramble Queen, and following is the Bramble Queen in original form. The last image is the cover for an upcoming box set for D&D called The Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond, set to come out in May of 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tony DiTerlizzi on Art Order

Jon Schindehette just posted a story on ArtOrder by artist Tony DiTerlizzi titled "How I Made it".

It's a great little story about how Tony got his first job for D&D and TSR. I just had to post about it because as a kid I basically learned to draw from a book he illustrated for D&D called the Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume One. Tony did all the interior work and every piece is simple awesome. Particularly, the dragons really got me fired up and I probably copied just about every image in the book in my sketchbooks at the time. I still have the book and although it is starting to yellow a bit, it still sits at the top of my bookshelf. We must not forget our roots. Here are a few pictures of the book, and Tony's website.

Thanks to Jon and Tony for the great article over at the ArtOrder

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms

It has been a while.... I got married a few weeks back and things have been pretty crazy from right before that, up to now, and they are still going. I thought I would slap a few things on here really quick. Here is a selection of a few pieces I did for the Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms book for D&D. The book went live recent so I am free to post them now.

Also Spectrum 17 came out a fews weeks ago and I have three pieces in there. You'll have to pick it up to find out which ones. The book is full of amazing work this year, as always, along with a kick ass cover by Greg Manchess. Congrats to everyone that made it into the issue.

One of my pieces is right across from a friend of mine, Scott Flanders. Well done Scott, great piece!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Heroes of the Fallen Lands

Here are a few new pieces for D&D's Heroes of the Fallen Lands book that was released on September 21st. They are for the Iconic characters named Fargrim, Dwarf Slayer. It is great to get some more work for D&D's printed books and I had a blast working on these two images. AD was Kate Irwin and she was great to work with.
Release the hell fire!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Weekly Standard

I just pulled what you might call an overnighter. It is a cover for the current issue of The Weekly Standard. I worked with excellent AD Philip Chalk and we hammered this sucker out really quick. I won't say exactly how quick...lets keep that a secret, haha. The little girl is my good friend Joe Bereta's daughter Hayden. Thanks to Joe and Heather and Hayden. And thank you to Amanda Barnes for letting me use some of her photos of Hayden for reference. I would not have been able to fly down to LA in time to take them, considering I got the job on Wednesday.

Check out the issue at

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I have returned!

Let me start by apologizing for the lack of posts lately. I was out of town for most of August and I am finally back and attempting to get a rhythm going again. Not easy after so much time off.

The ball is starting to roll again and to kick it off, here are some images I recently got printed in a new D&D Dark Sun Creature Catalog. I did a few interior pieces for the book and it is great to see them actually in print. The excellent cover for the book was done by Wayne Reynolds.

I should have some more work for D&D coming out in the next few months but I can't post just yet. The NDAs have bound my hands as they always do.

Additionally, my agent Richard Solomon has created an art for sale section on his main website, This link will take you to Richard and Ron have set up a great list and here you can purchase originals as well as prints from many of his artists. Greats like Marshall Arisman, James Bennett, Mark Summers, Rick Farrell, Mark English, John Mattos, and many others all have pieces available for purchase. I am up there as well. Please check it out.

I am going to have some of my Wizards of the Coast images posted there soon to be sold as prints so keep an eye out if you are interested in any of those.

Monday, June 21, 2010

D&D Character Pieces

Here are a couple new character pieces I did for D&D.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back in action....I think.

Sorry for the huge gap in posts. I have recently been in the middle of moving up to Washington state. I am now in the Tacoma area and have almost completed setting up my studio again. Tomorrow I have to hit the ground running, hopefully, and get back to work. I thought I would throw up a few D&D pieces I did. Now back to work.......

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lines and Colors!

I was recently featured on Lines and Colors, a fantastic site I visit just about every day. I am truly honored. Check out the site if you never have. the article

Monday, April 26, 2010

Some New D&D Work

Had a few new pieces I did for D&D go live recently. They are mainly small character pieces. All of them were a whole lot of fun as usual.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spectrum 17!!!!

I forgot to mention a little while back that I made it into Spectrum 17. This would be my first time so it is very exciting. I'll let the pieces that made it in be a surprise, so look for them in Spectrum 17 due out in November '10. Cheers to all!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So I guess these will be some DoDs. I found this middle toned sketch book the other day and was doing some more stylized doodles. voilà

Toned paper is so much fun to work on.

Quanah for Texas Monthly

I recently complete a painting for Texas Monthly Magazine for an article titled Last Days of the Comanches. Here is a small excerpt from the piece: "By the autumn of 1871, the Western frontier was rolling backward, retreating in the face of savage Indian attacks. When a ragtag army of federal soldiers arrived on the Llano Estacado to crush the hostile natives once and for all, they had numbers and firepower on their side. What they didn’t know was that their enemies were led by Quanah Parker, a half-white war chief who may have been the greatest fighter of his time." By S. C. Gwynne.

I worked with AD TJ Tucker and had a excellent time. I hope to work with him again in the future.

You can find a preview of the article here - Last Day of the Comanches

18"x24" oil on board

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

...long time no see

It has been a while since I posted anything. Hopefully some of the stuff I have been working on will go live soon and I can throw it up. I am going to try to and start up my drawing of the day posts again. So this is a quick starter. More to come if time permits.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Battleminds, Teamwork, and Fey Hunter

Here are three new pieces I recently did for D&D that just went live. I got to work with AD Keven Smith this time around and it was real pleasure. Very fun stuff.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Website Redesign

Just redesigned my website with another company. I think it is much cleaner looking. Plus, it is way easier to update.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My agent Richard Solomon has posted an article about his new group of artists called Ctrl-N. The group includes Andrew R. Wright, Chris Whetzel, Goni Montes, Dongyun Lee, Edward Kinsella III and myself. It is a very well rounded group, all with solid portfolios. You can see all their work here at RSAR along with links to theispot and The Workbook as well as view the Ctrl-N posting here.

It is really an honor to have Richard Solomon as my representation. I couldn't ask for someone more knowledgable and experienced in the Illustration business.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dragon 384 Cover

This is the cover I did for Dragon Magazine Issue 384. It recently went live so I can post it now. I worked with Jon Schindehette at D&D which is always a pleasure. I did a few other pieces for this issue but I am just waiting on them to go live. More to come.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jack Gaughan Award

I give a huge Thank You to the NESFA for honoring me with the Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist. Thank you as well to the jury Irene Gallo, Todd Lockwood, and Bob Eggleton. This is a great veneration and I am honored to be placed amongst such wonderful artists.

Thank you all.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


The Academy has used some of my art for an AAU add in Juxtapoz. Thanks to Will for bring this to my attention. I finally got my hands on the issue. There is also work by Gue Yang Yang and Frank Lin.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Digital Portrait

More digital practice. Getting more comfortable. Photoshop

Tuesday, January 5, 2010