Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prints 2014

I have prints available of the following images :)

All prints are 11 x 17 on cardstock, $10 each or 2 for $15

Ashley's Girls
Iceborn Blitzcrank
Gandalf Stormcrow
Run For Your Buns
The Tower of Tarascon
Nymphs




I also have stickers of the 7 Deadly Sins, $1 each or the set for $5

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top 10: Art of Born of the Gods

Born of the Gods is out and it's time for another Top 10! It was, again, an incredibly difficult task to narrow down such a gorgeous set and I even cheated a little on this list just to include more pieces. Honorable mention to Adam Paquette, Matthias Kollros, Noah Bradley, Greg Staples, and Slawomir Maniak

Looking at my list it seems I have a penchant for the "Nyx" cards, those with starfields in the the shadows. Will be updating the images once the hi res's come out, and I may even switch some out.

10. Ephara's Enlightenment by Wes Burt
9. Odunos River Trawler and Springleaf Drum by Seb McKinnon
8. the Eidolons
Eidolon of Countless Battles by Raymond Swanland
Flitterstep Eidolon by Chase Stone
Everflame Eidolon by Daarken
7. Nyxborn Shieldmate & Ephara, God of the Polis by Eric Deschamps
6. Eater of Hope & Mogis, God of Slaughter by Peter Mohrbacher
5. Spirit of the Labyrinth by Jason Chan

4. Satyr Firedancer by Chris Rahn
3. Chromanticore & Forsaken Drifters by Min Yum
2. Pain Seer & Perplexing Chimera by Tyler Jacobson

1. Arbiter of the Ideal by Johann Bodin

These are just my opinions and not the views of Wizards of the Coast, I'd love to know your own favorites or lists!

-V

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Heroes' Tale: Rage Process

Here's a process gif for one of my Heroes' Tale cards: Rage. I included the three thumbnails I sent to Chris. They're extremely rough and I've since tightened my sketches before sending them off to ADs. It's just easier for everyone if the idea is clearer from the start. I do think the thumbs captured a primal energy (read:rage) that I tried not to lose in the painting by stiffening up too much. I think overall it was fairly successful and it's one of my personal favorites from the set.




Questions/Comments? hit me up

-V

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Heroes' Tale Printed!

In February of 2013, my good friend Andrew Theophilopolous contacted me about a fantasy card game being created by fellow Ringling alumn Chris Merlino. Back then, it was just an idea and a dream. Chris had contracted me to do 5 promotional images for the kickstarter, which went on to raise over $64,000, after which I was illustrating cards for the game all summer. Now, almost a full year later, the game has printed and shipped, with Chris personally delivering my copy yesterday!



Needless to say, I am deeply grateful and humbled to have worked on this game, especially alongside my friends and fellow illustrators Andrew Theo, Audrey Benjaminsen, Gal Or, and Evan Monteiro. It was a good year, and I owe thanks to Chris and the Heroes' Tale team! Check out the website:

Without further ado, here are the last few cards from Heroes' Tale: the Corrupted Forest!

Blight Shade
Chaos Orb
Titan Armor
Imperial Polearm

I illustrated a total of 18 cards for Heroes' Tale, and I learned a ton along the way. The difference between the first (Explorer) and last (Caltakan) card I painted is pretty staggering. Process Gifs to come!



-V

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!


Season's Greetings, one and all. I hope your winter was restful, relaxing, and full of family and friends. Here's to the new year, time to kick some ass.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Doodle Dump

Well, another semester has passed. Time to reflect on what was learned and move forward. But that is for another post. For now, sketchbook pages, and sleep.







Adventure is out there!
-V

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mortimer Falstaff, the Overgrown

Super excited to finally share my Paladin character for Light Gray Art Lab's "Role Models" show. Obviously had a blast with this one, you can check out some of my early sketches from this summer here

I think the D&D alter egos were supposed to be in our likeness but I kind of made Mortimer the physical opposite of me. Big, slow, burly, bearded...hey, a guy can dream. 

Make sure to check out the other entries, some truly breathtaking pieces (some straight up put me to shame...here's looking at you Adam Tan, Allison Strom, Christina Ellis, Gillian Grossman, Henry Christian-Slane, Stacey Lee, Ashley MacKenzie, Dan Matutina, Louise Bagnall, Rachel Suggs, Andrew Olson and so many more...)


buy a print HERE