A Goblin’s Welcome

Just finished a new painting for DragonCon and I wanted to share an animation of how it came to be. It started as a sketch and I wanted to have a little fun with him. So Right into Corel Painter and a little while later:   Finished Image:

SmArt School

This year I signed up for SmArt School with Todd Lockwood. We have only had two sessions and I have already learned a lot. It seems that my 2D design and composition class I took 15 years ago didn’t really stick with me. Some very basic principles were either forgotten, or missed.  As I prep … Read more

New Art – The Crossing: Battle with the Varag

I used my new process of printing a digital underpainting on Epson watercolor paper. I then mounted it on framed birch and put a couple of layers of acrylic medium over top. After that it was all oils and glazes! For the Dark Return: The Crossing adventure book. Work in progress shots:  

New Art – The First Family of Aradan

One of the longest paintings I have ever had on my easel. I have been working on this for over 10 years! I started this so long ago, I was not sure how to paint people with oil paints! The story behind this is that these is the couple that formed the Aradani Kingdom. Cellendur and … Read more

New Art – Sirin

A demon from the other side inhabits this discarded corpse. She uses her magic to summon others from the darkness to torment the world. This is an oil painting for a just released SagaBorn RPG adventure – The Dead Gulch My website – michaelbielaczyc.com/blog/

New Art – Tesla!

Tesla painted for my close friend Chip. Tesla Nikola Tesla 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer,physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[7] Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to … Read more