Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hearthstone: Twilight Summoner






































This is the last of my published illustrations for the new Hearthstone expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. Like the others, it was fun to paint!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hearthstone: Blood to Ichor





















Here's another painting for the new Hearthstone set, Whispers of the Old Gods. Conceptually, this one started off from a slightly different place than it ended up. Originally, the slime creatures emerging from the ichor weren't a part of the picture. The wounded figure in the foreground was simply supposed to be "bleeding" green ichor. Then, the art description for the picture shifted and the green slime creatures were actually supposed to become the focus. That was tricky since it wasn't quite how I had originally conceived the artwork. Ultimately, with the help of art director Jeremy Cranford, I think I arrived at a pretty good solution. The green slime things were a blast to paint!

I'm including the original sketch below.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Hearthstone: Grotesque Dragonhawk






































Here's another image painted for Hearthstone's new Whispers of the Old Gods expansion. This one was painted at the same time as the Berserker painting I posted last month and now that Old Gods has been released, I can finally share it with you.

I'll share a couple more paintings from the set here over the weekend so please check in again!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hearthstone: Corrupted Berserker






































Here's an image I painted for the upcoming Hearthstone set, Whispers of the Old Gods. It was an absolute blast to create as it gave me the opportunity to really push the character, colors and forms (you can twist and turn tentacles so they go in whatever shape and direction you'd like).

I'm able to share this now, before the set is released,  because the artwork has been "spoiled". It's been used as part of a worldwide ad campaign to promote Whispers of the Old Gods. I found out the other day that this image is now a mural in Australia! It would be an understatement to say I'm thrilled about that. I'm sharing a  photo of the mural here. I wish I could credit the photographer but unfortunately, I don't know who took the picture (so if if any of you do, please let me know and I'll update this post with a credit).


Friday, February 26, 2016

Quick concept sketches







































My apologies for not posting in quite some time! Life has been awfully busy and I've been working under several NDAs that don't allow me to show what I'm currently doing.

However, that's no excuse for not posting something else! Here are a couple of quick concept drawings I did back in 2010 for an art director who wanted to see how I could visualize a scene simply, with pencil on paper. I forget how much time I had for each. I think it was maybe 15 minutes per sketch. I remember having to work fast!

I was given no direction in terms of subject matter so these are just the scenes that popped out of my head.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Isonade

















This is the last of the illustrations I did for Pathfinder Bestiary 5. It depicts a giant, primitive shark with a crab-like carapace and a hook-like tail. Even though this is a spot illustration, I really tried to convey an underwater atmosphere in this one.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Capramace






































Here's another illustration from Pathfinder Bestiary 5. This one shows a "Capramace", described  to me as a "feral, goat-man monster" that's "wildly chasing a victim". My assignment was just to show the monster so there's no victim here... unless of course you feel victimized by the sight of a hideous goat man.

Unlike the last few illustrations I've posted from this project, this creature isn't my own design. I was provided with a reference created by another artist which showed the creature in a crouch. My job was to re-interpret him into a more dynamic running pose.