Friday, September 11, 2015

The Order of the Eye

Here's a little (8" x 10") acrylic painting I created for FEZ FEST, which opens tonight in Elgin, Illinois and runs through the weekend. If you're in the area, please come by and check it out!

Thursday, September 3, 2015


This marvelous monster was a collaboration with my talented young friend, Kane Haffke! Kane drew the monster, I inked it and he finished it up with watercolors. It was fun!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hearthstone: Sparring Partner

Here's the second painting I did for Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament. There are obvious similarities to the first. The basic setting is the same and the color scheme of the armor is similar so consequently, the color scheme of the whole is similar too. Consider them variations on a theme...

The character's hair and mustache were a similar brown to his wooden sparring sword during most of the picture's development but were changed to black at the end. Capturing his friendly "come and get it" expression and hand gesture was a fun challenge! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hearthstone: Recruiter

My apologies for being so quiet. I've been doing a lot of work under non-disclosure agreements so I haven't had much available to actually post online. Thankfully, the latest Hearthstone card set, titled The Grand Tournament, has been released and I painted a few cards images for it. The first painting, Recruiter, is shown above. I'll post the second tomorrow.

This was drawn and painted entirely in Photoshop. I started in black and white and worked my way up to color, using a variety of digital brushes.

Thanks for looking!


I'll be appearing at Count-i-Con this weekend, August 29-30th. If you find yourself in the Grayslake, Illinois area please stop by and say hello. It should be a good, family-friendly convention and admission is just $5.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Princes of the Apocalypse Part 2

Here's another illustration created for the Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Princes of Apocalypse, published by Sasquatch games and Wizards of the Coast. This one involves a halfling discovering a large contraption in (you guessed it), a dungeon.

I got very wrapped up in the lighting on this one, for what I hope are obvious reasons.I really enjoy working on pictures with a single, very localized light source.

Monday, May 25, 2015

3 Keys and a Sword


Some assignments involve as much design as illustration. Here are a few examples: 3 keys designed for Paizo Publishing's Emerald Spire campaign cards and a sword I designed for use in Dungeon #200, published by Wizards of the Coast. I really enjoy this sort of work. Figurative pictures tend to focus a great deal on character and pose and anything with a background involves light, atmosphere, etc. but images like these are all about the objects, the silhouettes, the ornamentation. It's fun to visualize a single item that doesn't actually exist and design it in detail.