This poster image was painted for Bosch Tools and was presented as a gift to a long-time employee who is a big fan of Bruce Lee movies. It's based on the iconic poster art for the legendary '70s film, Enter the Dragon. However, Lee has been replaced by the aforementioned employee and most of the other aspects of the poster have been replaced by animals and tools related to the Bosch line. This was a blast and a challenge to create and I tried to stay true to the design and style of the original poster while bringing something of myself to the mix.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Back in March of this year, I began designing robots in Adobe Illustrator, just for fun. It was a nice change of pace and I wanted to see where it would lead me. My goal is to create 100 different designs. I have over 20 already and you can see them on the The Robot Spot, a page I've created to showcase them:
The designs are a bit of a departure for me, although they reflect a side of my art that's always been there, lurking in the background. Nevertheless, they get their own page because they're so different from most of the art I post here. I hope some of you will follow my progress and enjoy the robot designs! I plan to do some robot paintings as well so eventually, there will be some crossover between The Robot Spot and this blog.
In other robot news, I'm the Artist of the Week on the awesome Robot Envy blog, a site well worth following if you dig robots. I'm honored to be a part of it. please check it out. There's a lot of cool art there.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This illustration is from the recently released Pathfinder book, Ultimate Campaign and the art description was titled "Letter of Introduction". That's what this Samurai character (who is one of a number of iconic Pathfinder characters) is holding up with his right hand.
I painted this one in grayscale first and then went back in and added the colors. With so many details involved, it was easier to just think in terms of value and worry about color once all of the groundwork had been laid.
I'm including the initial digital sketch as well. Enjoy!
Artwork copyright © Paizo Publishing.