I really love the idea of airships and wanted to do something in a romantic setting with soft lighting, so I painted this as a Valentine for 2011.
A blind date in a noodle shop somewhere, high above the clouds!
I was experimenting with a faster, looser style here, with selective rendering and mostly flat colors.
I wanted to play with the idea of giving an animal that is often depicted as timid and meek an air of power and accomplishment.
Here our mouse friend relaxes in a smoking jacket and fez, with a tumbler of fine bourbon that he can enjoy along with his cigar. A portrait of a distant ancestor looks on from above the mantel.
What do you think he's reading?
This piece will be included in the 21st Spectrum Fantastic Art annual!
I felt the need to draw something with a bit of movement, so fox and rider here came to be.
I have no idea what they're escaping from. Feel free to supply your own villain!
This image was included in the 20th Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual!
Here is a sampling of some of some recent studies!
All of these are painted in Photoshop from observation, and the time put into them ranges anywhere from a half hour to three hours.
In Slavic folklore, witches are known to live in houses that run on chicken feet. Pretty neat way to get around!
I conflated these ideas for this model of an old witch.
Baba Yaga's appendages are made from painted Sculpey, with a plaster body over a wire armature. Her clothing is hand sewn and embroidered.
Here we have the cover for the board game Mad City, a fast-paced city building game.
I haven't had the chance to play it yet, but I look forward to trying it out!
Project - Mad City
Client - Mayfair Games
Art Director - Morgan Dontanville
Derpicorn first came into being as a five-minute doodle on the trackpad of my laptop for Valentine's Day.
He has since returned every year on February 14th as ambassador of romance, bearing tidings of love (or like!).
This image was included in the 18th Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual.
For this poster I was asked to paint the characters from an episode of the web show Transfurter going on an epic Lord of the Rings - style adventure.
Project - Transfurter poster
Client - Joe Croson
Art Director - Monica Lo