New Art – The Dagon

On February 28, 2013, in Artwork, by Michael

I finished this piece in 2012, I just never got around to posting it. It was for the Lovecraft Show the Black Raven had last fall.

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The Dagon (Lovecraft), oil on panel, 11×14.

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New strange portrait – Edgar Allen Poe!

On January 31, 2013, in Artwork, by Michael

In the same style as my Lovecraft portrait from last year, I am working on an Edgar Allen Poe painting! This is presold to my good friend April, but I will have plenty of prints available at upcoming shows!

Here is the current work in progress:

Edgar Allen Poe, 11x14, underpainting.

Edgar Allen Poe, 11×14, underpainting.

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Hey everyone,

The other day I spent some time at the easel painting and I was thinking of new ways to reach new art fans. I have had so much success at Kickstarter, I decided I wanted to try my hand at an art focused project.

One of the big gambles making art is that you spend long hours planning and executing a painting, then print costs come into play, which can often be an expensive gamble for the artist. I have often finished a painting, thought it was the best thing I have done, run a bunch of prints, then never have them sell. So with the latest painting, I wanted to use crowd-funding to see if it is worthwhile to run a large print run.

So I launched this:

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 I am really excited about this painting, and hope that its worth running a large print run!

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New Artwork – Rock Dragon and Eagle!

On September 18, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael
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Rock, Dragon, and Eagle! Oil on Paper, 11×15.

This is a commission for someone at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. The title is a nod to Charlie going american all over someones ass in Always Sunny. And the Mountains were stolen right out of an Elmore painting.

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New Artwork – The Edge of Madness

On September 18, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael
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The Edge of Madness, 30″x40″, oil on wood panel

This was the main paintings I made for the Lovecraft show at Logue’s Black Raven Emporeum. The imagery comes from a half dream I had. I was almost asleep while thinking of the design for my final painting in the show. I saw a weird plane of existence, with a crack leading to another brighter plane. A strange flying machine floated in the distance and as I watched, a dark creature floated up its wings transparent and criss crossed with veins. I immediately jumped up and finished the sketch for the painting.

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New Baen Book with my art as the cover!

On September 17, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael
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Year and a Day, Ink on Paper, 9×12

A Year and a Day
by Sara M. Harvey

Purchase the book by clicking the image below:

When the Angel of Joy and the Angel of Vengeance take up residence in New York City’s East Village, they are in for more than they bargained for. He thinks he’s there to babysit his charming but irritating companion while she goes about her earthly mission. While that is mostly true, what he doesn’t realize is that the mission is him and the fate of his soul and that of the entire world hinges on her ability to teach him what he needs to discover about himself.

A Year and a Day is part urban fantasy, part romance, and all a love letter to New York City.

 

Stock for artwork by Tigg Stock.

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Lovecraft Show

On August 18, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

So I am missing the awesome Lovecraft show that is happening in Nashville tonight. I am pretty sad to miss such an epic event, but Gencon is epically entertaining me. But in honor of the show tonight I did this cthulhu drawing. Maybe it’s baby cthulhu?

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My dicebag – gencon charity auction

On August 16, 2012, in Artwork, General, by Michael

Every year gencon has an auction for charity. This year proceeds go to Stars Youth Foundation.

Here are some pics on my contribution.

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Last year I raised 120 dollars. Hope I do that or more this year!

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Further work on larger lovecraft painting.

On August 3, 2012, in Artwork, General, by Michael

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Here is the latest photo of the 30 x 40 painting. I am calling it “the edge of madness”. Finished the first layer of the little flying machine on the left, next is to do a reference photoshoot for the flying cthulhu which will be on the right side of the canvas. So far I am pretty happy with the progress. I got the idea for the background when I was half dreaming imagining what a chaos dream plane would look like.

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