New Art – The Adventure Begins

On September 24, 2014, in Artwork, General, by Michael
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The Adventure Begins – 16×20, oil on panel.

This painting is interior artwork for the Ferryport Adventures, and prints are available on the Aradani Storefront!

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New Art – The Elves of Uteria

On February 13, 2014, in Artwork, by Michael

The cover for my upcoming book, The Elves of Uteria!

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The Elves of Uteria, 24×36, oil on panel.

 

If you like it enough, you can even buy a print! The Elves of Uteria print at the Aradani storefront.

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Elfling Enchantress

On May 24, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

Just finished a new drawing last night and getting ready to print!

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Alfiren Enchanter, Pencil on Paper, 12x18.

This is a drawing that will be featured in my upcoming E-Book “The Elves of Uteria”, written by Dane Collins and myself. We are releasing a sample soon that will feature information on the Elflings of the Vale. Here is a little description of them:

Elflings, or Alfiren as they refer to themselves, average around three and a half to four heads tall. They are ordinarily quite thin, though they don’t exhibit the frailty one might expect in such a small frame.  Most have medium to dark brown hair, though I have seen a few with fiery red. Their eyes call to mind the goats of the north more than human beings.  They are quite large and wide-set compared to our own, resting on the sides of their heads and pointing outwards, giving them little depth perception but allowing them to see in most directions (it is nearly impossible to sneak up on an elfling).  Their pupils are large, diagonal slits in the center of reddish, green, or orange tinted irises.  Their ears are large and pointed like the fey, and they point straight out from the sides of their heads.  Both men and women alike wear their hair long, and typically keep it braided or pulled back into some sort of ponytail.  Their mouths are also a bit large in proportion to humans, which is accentuated by their perpetual broad smiles.  The Alfiren are quick, and as experience has shown, they are quite adept at getting into and out of places without raising alarm.

For more about Uteria, visit: http://www.worldofuteria.com

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Sketch a day 3-12-12

On March 12, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

Another drawing for the upcoming Elves of Uteria Sourcebook.

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Sketch a day 3-8-12

On March 8, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

Concept art for Wood Elves in Uteria

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Sketch a Day

On March 6, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael
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How I Create a Monster

On March 4, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

So my last book (a Pathfinder RPG module) was successfully funded on Kickstarter, so my team and I are working on our next book. It is about the Elves of Uteria. For it we are designing some new creatures and I wanted to share a picture of what my workspace looks like while creating.

This creature is called a Orillot, a large beast of burden.

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New sketch for a painting.

On February 2, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

This is going to be my big painting project for the Spring. It is a character from Uteria name Kaldrath, and a big ass dragon :)

I’ll be posting steps as I go along.

It will be 2'x3' on panel.

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Funding for the publication of my RPG module!

On January 13, 2012, in General, by Michael

Hey everyone,

The Kickstarter for the publication of my Pathfinder (OGL) module, The Tomb of Kochun, has gone live! If you donate towards its publication, you get will get some phat loot as well!

PLEDGE $5 OR MORE
Full color pdf version of the game.
Estimated Delivery: Mar 2012
PLEDGE $15 OR MORE
Full color printed version of the book, signed by me and the writers.
Estimated Delivery: Apr 2012
PLEDGE $25 OR MORE
Full color printed version of the book, signed by us and an original sketch in the front pages.
Estimated Delivery: Apr 2012

Click the logo below to visit the project:

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New Uteria Art – Elflings

On December 12, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

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Male Elfling, pencil on paper.

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Elflings consider themselves one of the first creatures to walk Uteria, and also claim that they gave the original names to many things. The Elves, considered cousins by the Elflings, do not hold to this belief. One should note that the terms Elves, Elf and Elfling are all human or dwarven in origin and each respective race has their own names for themselves, though elflings are quite content with keeping their common tongue name. In fact they readily accept the common tongue that they often have very illustrative surnames as Hilljumper or Stonethrower.

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