Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Old Tak Art

Well, it's time to get something besides my losing art contest entries up here to look at. Apologies to those who may have clicked here multiple times in the last month only to see nothing new. I haven't been able to do any personal work for a while, so I will have to resort to posting old art. Here are a couple pieces from Tak.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Losing Art Contest Entries

My former office mate Justin who now works at Blizzard talked me and a couple other guys into entering the Blizzard art contest. They posted the winners today and neither I nor anyone I know is among them. I probably didn't spend enough time on these to compete with the ones that were picked. Oh well, at least I have something to post on my blog now. I don't know if Todd and Ryan will post theirs. We may have to pressure them a little.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Seascape: Corona del Mar

I was in California a couple weekends ago and had a chance to make it down to the beach to paint. The threatening rain clouds looked really cool but made it a challenge because they kept blocking the sun. I was an hour or so into it before it started to get too dark, so I had to finish it off at home.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Her Royal Highness-ness

This is for the art challenge at work. This week's topic is royalty.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Lost Hobbit

At work we have started an unofficial, just for fun art challenge where we all do a piece based on a common theme. Last week's theme was the TV show Lost, which I have never seen. So naturally I chose the hobbit. Maybe I will take this and change him back into a hobbit and add this to my collection of Lord of the Rings fan art. Anyway, they are big into caricature here at work so I have been attempting to get better at that. And you can check out what everyone else at work did over on the Avalanche blog.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Three Dog Knight

This is an illustration I did a few years back for Dragon Magazine. I actually did quite a few illustrations for them, but as I look back at them, I don't know, I guess I am just not a fan of the subject matter. Sometimes the fantasy genre just gets a little ridiculous. Fantasy football on the other hand... Anyway, I like this guy. He looks like he could play safety for the Raiders.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Football Time

I know that there are probably not too many people who do fantasy art and like football. I am one of them. I did this image of Ricky Williams a couple years ago when he was leading my fantasy football team to the championship. That of course was before his pot-smoking sabbatical from the NFL. But the real reason for this post is to remind Ryan that he needs to sign up for fantasy football.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Another old LOTR image that I did only to be later out done by the movie. But this was my idea of treebeard based on the description in the book.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Narnia Painting

This is also an older image, I think 2002. But I went back to it recently and worked on the values. So now it's a new image again.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Really Old Image

I wanted to only post things that were done within the last year or so, but I haven't been able to do much new art oustide of work lately. So I decided to go way back to 2001 when I painted this balrog scene as I was getting geeked up about the first Lord of the Rings movie. Of course the balrog in their movie was better, but I would have hoped it would have been. This was just for fun and I wanted to paint some LOTR fan art before the movies came out and imprinted their images into my mind. Fortunately, I like their imagery a lot.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

landscape painting

Here are a few of my landscape paintings from the last year. These were all done on location in about two hours. Plein air painting is so much harder than it looks, but it is a lot of fun to be out there enjoying the weather and the views. I envy the artists that can do this full time.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Serious Study

These are charcoal drawings that I did last year while studying with Kamille Corry, a classical realist painter and very good teacher. I was skeptical of the cast drawing method of study at first, but after having done it, I can say that it was extremely helpful and a great way to learn about light and values. It's just very tedious and time consuming.

Art Challenge: Saruman

I work as an artist for a video game developer. We have a thing called the Art Challenge where we assign ourslelves a topic and do something just for fun. The assignment for June was to do a portrait and it had to be done digitally. So here's my entry.

I now have a blog.

Due to popular demand, (actually just one very persuasive friend, Ryan Wood) I now have a blog.