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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Silence of the Foxes

The title says it all. ^^

Many thanks to Blue Dragon, who commissioned this piece. I like his sense of humor.

S of Foxes

Monday, September 28, 2009

Universal Blood Surge

Looking at recent blog entries, I see that it has been a while since I posted a new piece of Dragon Storm art. Today this changes. Have a look at the art for Universal Blood Surge. Although it's a simple design, I am pleased with the overall look of the image. The background is based on a 3D model that I built, textured and rendered, then modified in my paint program. I am having a lot of fun blending 2D techniques with 3D renders that I have created myself.

UB Surge

Thursday, September 24, 2009


This is a new piece that I have just completed for Brian L. It's an illustration of his character, Zeriah. She's a graceful, muscular black dragon--exactly the kind of character I love to do. The moody colors really worked for me on this one. I paint a lot of pieces with bright colors; it's great to play with subdued hues too.

The image for this one is pretty big so I have posted it here as thumbnail. Click on the small picture to see all the nice scale detail in this piece.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WIP Ebdain

Here's painting in progress that was commissioned by Ebdain. It's a detailed piece that I've been having a lot of fun with. Thanks Ebdain!
The pencils are shown first and the digital colors below that. Those mountains in the background were cloned in from a photo I took some years ago; it took a good amount of fiddling about to make them match, but I am happy with the results. I've used this technique successfully in the past when building color reference and I'm confident that it's going to serve me well again this time. I'll be posting the results around MWFF, where Ebdain will pick up this piece. If you're planning to attend, please drop by my table and have a look at the original.



Thursday, September 17, 2009


Good morning. Today's post is what it sounds like. I am posting a couple of my dog commissions. This is a new subject matter for me and I find that I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Doing portrait pieces of this type let's me see just how much personality each dog shows on it's face.

Emma is a neighbor's dog. Marilyn adopted her and has taken wonderful care of her. I had a lot of fun illustrating her perky ears.

Zelda is a husky with a gold eye and a blue eye. This makes her gaze quite compelling!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

WIP for Seth 2

It's a lovely morning in Michigan and I have a new image that I have been looking forward to posting. This is the second of three images showing progress on a project I'm doing for Seth P. The first was a pencil sketch. This one is a digitally colored version of the same piece. I like these colors; I believe they will make a strong basis for the finished acrylic painting, which I hope to post here next month. Thanks again Seth.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

New for David

I am just putting the finishing touches on a couple of new pieces for David S. This is one of a series of commissions based on an old comic. I always have fun with these; it is stylized and interesting work. Besides, I always wondered what a tiger would look like in a fedora. ^^ Thanks again, David.

DS Ow!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


In early May of this year, I had a post with multiple images; among the pics was an early pencil draft of this painting. This is Skyler, an a acrylic on multimedia board, sponsored by Mark and Beth M. Thank you both. I am pleased with how it came out; his face, in particular, has that 'I know something you don't,' expression that I glimpsed in the photo reference. I displayed the original at Gencon where it was very well received.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy at Home

Hi! After two weeks 'staycation', I'm refreshed, relaxed and ready to blog. It's amazing how a couple of weeks puttering around the house can get push the reset button in my brain.

Here's one final piece from the summer; it's a wolf shaman, which is one of my favorite subjects. Looking at it made me realize that I haven't done a new piece in my wolf shaman series lately. I think it's time for a new painting along these lines.

Graywolf Shamen