Sunday, May 20, 2012

Magical Ogre Idol

I'm working on several projects right now so today's entry will be brief. The color image above is a Magical Ogre Idol painted for a World of Warcraft card. As you can see, I took a few design cues from depictions of Buddha and Indian deities like Ganesh. I've attached a pair of preliminary sketches as well. I initially envisioned the idol on a stone pedestal or something, like an object indiana Jones might sneak in and steal.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spiked Slug

This image was created for the Magic the Gathering card game. It was drawn and painted in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter and it was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to create an atmosphere of dense jungle behind the slug creature and because I was working digitally, I decided to take advantage of the benefits offered by that approach and use bits and pieces of photographs to establish some of the foliage. I have mixed feelings about the results, which read more or less as I wanted them to when reduced down to card size but look a little too busy overall. Nevertheless, the creature was fun to paint (especially the slimier bits) and overall, I'm pleased with the way the picture turned out.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

T. Rex Skeleton

This sepia watercolor was created for the same project as last week's image of battling dinosaurs. It's based on reference I shot of Sue, the T. Rex skeleton at the Field Museum here in Chicago.