Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spurious Sarcophagus

I'm back from an unforeseen break! My apologies for the disappearing act. Work and life demanded it. To make up for it, I'll be posting double the fun today. The first piece up is called Spurious Sarcophagus. It was painted for a World of Warcraft loot card. My understanding is that, in the game, the sarcophagus is full-size, large enough for someone to lie down in. However, for the card, I was asked to paint it more like a pendant. 

I love ancient egyptian art so painting an item that was clearly inspired by that tradition was right up my alley. I was very pleased with the way this turned out, especially the contrast between the sarcophagus and the background. 


  1. Looks awesome Jim ! Were you asked to reduce the size of the item from a full sarcophagus to a pendant because a trading card is smaller than a computer screen ? ;)

  2. Ha! You truly made me laugh out loud with that one, Larry. Yes, I'm sure that was exactly why they wanted the sarcophagus to be pendant-sized.