Hey everyone, I realize my blogging has fallen off significantly in the past year. For my final year of school, I would like to make an effort to get reinvested in my process, thoughts, and in sharing what I have learned with my readers. No promises, but here's to Senior Year!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I have prints available of the following images :)
All prints are 11 x 17 on cardstock, $10 each or 2 for $15
Run For Your Buns
The Tower of Tarascon
I also have stickers of the 7 Deadly Sins, $1 each or the set for $5
Please feel free to message me, here, on Facebook, or via email, if you're interested!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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. Springleaf Drum by Seb McKinnon
8. Everflame Eidolon by Daarken
7. 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. 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!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
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
Saturday, January 18, 2014
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!
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!