Sunday, June 08, 2008

Rituals and Relics

This is a very rough cover posed to the nice people of Fiery Dragon for an upcoming book titled Rituals and Relics

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tunnels and trolls

So here is the color version of Tunnels and Trolls. The book is a spin off of Dungeons and Dragons in a humor campaign setting. Don't quote me on this as I've never played it. It has a bit more old school comic look to it, not sure how this happened. I just bounce back and forth in types of styles depending on what time frame and how many characters are in the scene. I find this type of look is one of the quickest to pull off when your dealing with lots of characters in a short time frame.

Friday, April 25, 2008

watercolor brush

So I love painter for the look of the organic brushes...but hate the pixels it crops when you work in anything but 100 percent. So I find I tend to stay with photoshop and work on the 25/50/100 so I get an accurate depiction of the artwork. The trouble I find in Photoshop though is the ability to pick up colors and drag along with the brush tip. I will have to do some watercolors in a bit for a project and lat night I was playing around with trying to get an organic brush for watercolors.. here is my palette.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


So today is my birthday and I thought I would update the blog with a present to you. I'm sick of them after 30 years, I find it much nice to give then receive. Not that I'm a nice guy or anything I just hate when you unwrap a gift and you look with horror at what it is, while trying to convey a look of pure joy and happiness on your face. I fail miserably at this.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Book mock up

So I wanted to get back to doing what I want with my life and that's doing book covers. So here is a painting I did and had fun with a bit more blocky painting style leaving lots of brush strokes unfinished. As always Enjoy.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Army Of Ireland

So here we have the final piece, Enjoy as always.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Here we are in time for the weekend. I was rusty on my coloring, well infact I was rusty on my sketch to so I did some minor corrections to both and we have the wash!

I thought I was done at an earlier stage and started to go into details, big waste of time that was... not sure if anyone else gets that feeling that "oh some detail work will help the realism of the piece" It didn't. All it did was after the 3hrs of painting it upclose I zoomed out and wondered what this garbage was. I then proceeded to paint in thumbnail mode only... staying in my sketch lines was not an option. I needed to get the colors and tones working then I can go back and worry if its an arm or a leg that I'm painting. So after some laying down of layers and adjustments we have the wash.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Army of Ireland

Greetings time for another rough turned into a painting.

So here we go with the pencil rough I did up today.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Paul Lasaine

If any of you have not gone to this blog, you have to go ...RIGHT NOW!!! :D :D :D

Thanks again for sharing these amazing paintings Paul!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Here is the back cover for the promotional work posted previous there is a special interior that was done in a more painterly style that will be posted next week.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Promotional work

Hey all,

here is a new image that was created for a promotional advertisement for a new website getting ready to launch in December. Enjoy

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A secret door

Greetings all,

I did this scketch up as a rough for a book involving a secret door, a book, and a demon. Just thought I'd share. I love going from children's books to high fantasy to sci-fi. You never end up getting bored doing the same thing. Hope everyone's March is starting off good and spring will be on us soon.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Test via Kobolds

So here is an update, I've been doing some Backgrounds which sadly I'm not allow to show. But good news I can show another test I did to get some more creature work coming my way. The test was for Nival working on a Russian MMO comming out in a few years. The test was for the small sometimes over looked, mischievous rat-like creature we call a kobold. There are many takes on this creature , here is mine that I sent in...

Monday, February 12, 2007

here we go another update, the barnard's star has been completed.

And I also wanted to send a special thank-you to some very talented artists that either linked me or mentioned me on their blogs. Thanks so much guys ^^

Simon Rodgers


Ron Doucet

John Nevarez

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Barnard's Star

Wow, it's February already. Wanted to share a Sci-Fi cover I'm doing for Fiery Dragon, a company in Toronto. Pretty excited since I haven't gotten a chance to do Sci-Fi stuff in a while. Here is the rough with the final to follow soon :)

Hope you guys like it.