New Ink Art!

Here are some illustrations I did for the “Of Gods and Heroes” RPG system!

The Sorceress, ink on paper 9×12
Braving the Western Seas, ink on paper, 9×122
The Game, Ink on paper, 9×12
Octofight!, Ink on paper, 9×12

Art Pact – A new way to help illustrators.

So anyone who knows me (or has spent anytime after hours at conventions listening to me), knows my strong feelings about the state of the art world. In the world of fantasy and sci fi illustration, we are often used, abused and tossed away. Now there are a group of guys who are trying to do something about it.

From Art Pact’s Facebook page:

artPACT is an organization dedicated to improving the working standards for illustrators. Check out an audio of its inception athttp://drawntoday.blogspot.com/2012/12/podcast-episode-41-illustrators-unite.html.
Description
artPACT will be an online resource for illustrators, at first focusing on the fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and comic book genres. Once up and running, the artPACT website will have information for artists of all experience levels regarding contracts, copyrights, and alternative income solutions.
Most importantly, the artPACT website will feature an anonymous ratings system for companies. Members of artPACT will be able to log on and grade companies overs a variety of criteria such as amount of pay, timeliness of pay, granting of rights, and ease of work. These will be compiled into what will be an overall score for that company. This will allow artists to see, based on a companies rating, if it is one that they want to work for or not.
So right now they are running an Indiegogo campaign to help get the site going. I have already contributed and  hope you will as well!
Click here to help fund artPact!
Click here to help fund artPact!

Update to the Watcher Kickstarter

I spent last night painting and listening to tunes and got quite a bit done. At this stage it is a lot of smaller things, adding highlights, making sure that things sit right within the space, adding glazes, ect.

Here is a quick photo after last night:

Also, I added a small bio of myself on the front of the kickstarter project.

Thanks, and live the fantasy!

-mike

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Silicone Mask Cast – The Demon

Some of you may remember this guy from a few months ago when I first sculpted him. Ok, ok, it’s been almost a year.

Well, we have been so busy at the shop that we have not had time to get photos and get him on the store for sale. Today I decided to use some old Ecoflex that had been in storage for a while, before it went bad. I did a quick casting and it turned out really nice! I have just enough to make 2 more masks, so I figure I will pop a couple more out and get them up on the site. Hopefully next week we can get some photos of them being worn and then posted up for all of you to see.

 

Demon Mask "Darkness" 2013.
Demon Mask “Darkness” 2013.