Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New piece: The Orbkeeper.

New one for the Book of Wizards.

I will probably not post anymore until after the Holidays as I have to get some stuff done for the sketchbook, and I have some writing to do as well. 'Til then!


Monday, December 10, 2012

The Streets of Gateway - Dead Bannerbird

Just finished this piece for the book. You may recognize this from earlier this year, it's a piece I had started, then lost steam on because I couldn't resolve some stuff about it that was bothering me, now I have resolved those issues and finished it, and I think it works better. Also a big thanks to Tony Astone for the great narrative idea of the bird-banners. The story behind this will be revealed in the book when that's finished.

Hope you like it!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Creepy Carriage Wizard and Spectrum Live!

Hey all, here is my latest wizard for the book, calling him "Creepy Carriage Wizard" for now. One thing I can tell you is that the wizard is not actually pictured in this image because he is part of a very secretive order of wizards, so nobody has actually seen his face.

Also, I have officially bought a table at next year's Spectrum Live! which will be in Kansas City on May 17 - 19! Come see me if you can! I will likely not have the Book of Wizards completed by then, but I do plan on having the Sketchbook printed and available for purchase, as well as multiple prints.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


Hey everyone, I have 3 pieces in the upcoming book "Prime" by 3DTotal.

From their site:
"Prime showcases the pinnacle of digital artistic achievement from around the globe in a definitive collection of 21st century CG artwork"

It is a 5-book collection with slipcase and a card game featuring much of the artwork. This looks like it's going to be a pretty awesome collection, so head on over and order your copy now! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Barn

Here is a new piece for the book! Not going to say much about this one, I'll let your imaginations do the walking until the book comes out. ;)

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hey everyone, here are a few more Wizards for the book. Things are coming along at a good pace now. I am starting to put together the sketch pages for the printed Sketchbook. That will be the first thing I print and I am considering unveiling it at next year's Spectrum Live. More on that later.

Also, check out this interview I did with Lloyd Harvey's site: "Inside the Artist's Studio". Lloyd told me to actually picture him as if he was James Lipton asking me these questions off of a blue notecard.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harvard Natural History Museum Sketches and More!

Sorry it's been a while. Hard at work on the book.... Here are some recent sketches from the sketchbook, including things I drew from the Harvard Museum of Natural History this past weekend.... such an awesome museum!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New "Book of Wizards" Pieces!

Newly finished pieces that will be featured in "The Book of Wizards". Enjoy!

Sir Crex the Clawknight

Clawknight Detail 01

Clawknight Detail 02

Clawknight Detail 03

Birdmonks: "He's Gone Full Bird!"

The Elusive Birdfish

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Work on the Book of Wizards is really ramping up now, and i have several new pieces underway, but I wanted to post this piece, which I recently finished. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Here are some sketches from my sketchbook from the past month or so, plus a "work-in-progress" of one of the pieces for "The Book of Wizards"! I'll let you guess which one that is!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thank you!!! Here's a Birdfish!

So, my Kickstarter campaign ended on a really high note, a 25k note! That's right, in the last minutes of my campaign, I reached 25k, which means that I will be producing a Gateway fiction anthology, with the help of several writers who will be writing short stories ofor the book. More details on this later.

Thanks to everyone that pledged, tweeted, posted, and/or told their friends about my campaign. I couldn't have asked for better results, and more updates will be forthcoming.

On a related note, I was recently interviewed by Dave Rapoza and Dan Warren on Dave Rapoza's livestream: Crimson Daggers. You can check out the entire interview HERE!

Finally, here is a pencil sketch of a piece that will be going into the Book of Wizards, I present, the Birdfish:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Gravemaster! Finished!

Never has the saying "Art is never finished, it is simply abandoned" been so true... ha! But, I think this one came out pretty good. This is a piece for the "Book of Wizards" which still has ten days left in the Kickstarter campaign as of posting this, you can check it out here!

Hope you like "The Gravemaster!"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Book of Wizards is a GO!

As I have posted on Facebook, Twitter and on my Kickstarter page, I have reached and exceeded, my 10k funding goal in less than a week! Amazing! I am truly humbled and amazed by all the support.

Here is a sneak peek at a piece that is currently in progress for the book, you may recognize the sketch from an earlier post here on the blog!

Thanks everyone!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spectrum Pieces, and 90% on Kickstarter!

Hey all, I mentioned a while back that I got 2 pieces in Spectrum this year, so I wanted to show you what they were:

"Nightfishing" Personal Piece

"Ventrinio's Well of Souls"
Concept Art for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Also, my Kickstarter is now over 90% funded, and there are still 24 days left in the campaign! Amazing! Thanks again to all my supporters... I can feel it, I think this thing is going  to happen! I am already working on the book as we speak. New stuff will be rolling out on my website as the months go by.

Monday, April 30, 2012

My Kickstarter campaign has launched!

Hey everyone! Exciting news: I have launched a campaign on Kickstarter called "Gateway: The Book of Wizards"!

If you like my artwork, then you are in luck because this project is a book that I am attempting to self-publish filled with my personal artwork. It features many of the pieces you have seen here on my blog, as well as new pieces. It will take me about a year (I am guessing... you know, what with the full-time job and all), and I am planning on unveiling it at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2013.

So, check out the video, send it to your friends, etc, and if you like the idea enough, show your support by pledging... you will get stuff in return..... in most cases, the actual book!


Friday, April 20, 2012


Been a while, sorry... lots going on (be on the lookout for an announcement about a Kickstarter campaign I am about to start). Here are some random samplings from the last few pages of my former sketchbook, and my shiny new one.


Space trucks:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Tree-Spirit

So, I think enough time has passed since this came out in the January issue of ImagineFX that I can post this now. Here is the tutorial image I did for an article on how to achieve an "Arthur Rackham-y" feel in your digital paintings. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Day of Reckoning!

Well, folks, today is the day. 5 or so years of development, and "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" is finally on store shelves! If you like fantasy, or you like RPGs, or you like fast-paced action games, or you like my artwork, then you might like "RECKONING"! The game is already getting great reviews, including a 9 out of 10 from IGN.com!

Check it out if you haven't already ordered your copy. Thanks all, more personal work coming soon, including several works-in-progress!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Art Design of Reckoning

Hey everyone, check out this video 38 Studios' marketing team put together as part of a series called "Inside Reckoning" (That's the game I worked on that is coming out Februrary 7th).

It features my big fat head blathering on and on about concept art and such, but also shows some of my concept work, as well as pieces from many of the other artists that worked on Reckoning, such as: Andrew Murray, Jay Gillen, Shaun Martin, Jeremy Enecio, Taylor Fischer, Martin Kau, Kat Berkeley, Mike Daarken Lim , Eric Deschamps, and Jonathan Kirtz. Check it out, and also check out the DEMO of our game which is available now on XBOX, PS3, and PC!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Old Meg - Another quickpaint / Study

I am trying to imagine these studies as scenes from a movie and focusing on lighting and mood.

This one may be a tad dark on your monitor. Haha.