So i was talking to Sam Flegal today about doing an interior illustration for a module I am self publishing when I realized I hadn’t ever posted the cover painting I finished for it. This is a little old, back when I was leaning more towards doing mainly digital for my illustration work.
Illuxcon was an interesting experience. First off, I am normally working behind a table or have art up at a show. It was strange being the one walking around with no obligations or places to be. It was also odd being in a place that was so familiar (I knew of the art and artists), but not really knowing anyone or them knowing me. In fact I got a couple of, “well if you try hard and keep working, you can be an artist” comments. It is a little strange since I have been working in this field for so long and have quite a following, but I have crossed so few of these professional illustrator’s paths.
So first off the awesome stuff. Grant Cooley and Sam Flegal let Paul and I travel down with them which was alot of fun. We had good conversations, some decent roadside food and the eleven hour trip went by fast. We also got adjoining rooms which allowed the Friday night party to be much larger. I really wasn’t feeling the vibe with the crowd at the party and resorted to my old party standby, sitting in the corner and sketching. But Todd Lockwood came over and we had a great talk about art, the horrors of politics, and printing 3D tractors. Continue reading Illuxcon 3 – my experience
This painting was finished for Dragoncon 2010, but just now getting a chance to post it. Click the image below to check it out !
Its out, and it features 10 (smaller) illustrations of mine. Not to mention it is a kick ass magazine for gamers!
(note below image is the cover by william o’conner, it is not my painting)
11×14, oil on paper.
This painting was a commission for Kobold Quarterly. It is the cover for the Summoner Advanced Feats (Pathfinder) book. The assignment was interesting, because they asked to have a halfling summoner summoning his Eidolon which had to be a cross of “cute but dangerous”. It is not very often that you try to combine those features into one creature.
You can find the Book here: Advanced Feats: The Summoner’s Circle (Pathfinder RPG)