Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Nightmare Sketch

A sketch I did for a project I'm working on and conveniently my weekly contribution to the weekly Austin Sketch Squad challenge.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Old School Cover w/color

Here's the final cover with color. The client wanted an old school gaming book cover feel thus the flat, saturated colors.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Old School Cover Inks

The inks for the WEGS Old School cover. Inked completely in Photoshop. Whew...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


A zombie I did for the new weekly Austin Sketch Squad "sketch challenge". You can check out the new blog here.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Dwarf Sketch

A dwarf sketch for an illustration I'm putting together. Dwarves in armor with big axes are always fun to draw.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

My fish Vince.

Here's another weird fish, this time it's a picture of my goldfish Vince. He has a knack for eating (killing?) my other fish so I thought I'd draw him as the other fish might. He has a little castle too so I drew that in there as well.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Weird Fish

Here's a weird fish I drew at Wizard World Texas over this past weekend. The con was a lot of fun, met some really cool people and saw a lot of really awesome art. I can't wait for next year's.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


The cover for the preview issue of Imperial Lance. I'm going to Wizard World Dallas this weekend to promote it's release.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Why art.

One day as I was painting (a design on a shield I recall), my stepfather comes up behind me and says, "Why are you doing that? I didn't know there was a big call for painted shields." He was being sarcastic but his point was clear: "Why are you wasting your time with that? It doesn't do anything and it won't make you any money." He was right. It doesn't and it didn't. I just responded with something like, " Because I want to."
As I was reading the new National Geographic today I came upon an article about an aged couple who do artwork. They create huge works of art that cost millions of dollars to produce. They hang huge sheets of fabric in parks and landscapes and each show only hangs for two weeks then it's gone. Forever. They pay for all the costs themselves (their preparatory work sells between the 5 and 6 figure range which finance their projects), accept no public funding or corporate sponsorship, make no money on the artwork itself, and accept all the headaches that go along with it (logistics,permits, public hearings, opposition groups, etc...). When asked why they do it they responded:
" All our projects are absolutely irrational with no justification to exist. They are created because Jeanne-Claude and I (Christo) have this unstoppable urge to create. They are made first for us. Not the public."
I wish I would have had this quote handy when my stepfather had asked.