Thursday, November 26, 2009

Most popular Works

So I've been looking at the stats for my site and it's great to see the amount of traffic that I am getting as well as to see which pieces of mine are most popular. It seems that you folks out there really are enjoying the Dragonlance images. That's great and I'm mildly surprised that the DL franchise is still going strong. I first read the Chronicles in the late 80's ( i know, i'm old!) and I loved the books then and I still love them now. Although, that recent animated feature was God Awful!

Thanks for stopping by everybody!

November Part 2

So I said I'd post more for November and since it's almost over I'd better get on it !

Here we go with a few more Metal Gear pieces.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I missed October!

Sorry gang for not posting last month. I guess I just got behind the 8 ball with life and forgot to post up something. I have been focusing mostly on Inking lately and wrapped up a couple of jobbies from earlier sketches. Although, I'm not sure if inking them was much of an improvement. I have this problem where I just like my sketches too much and something gets lost in the process of inking. I try to combat that by inking with " Panache". Ie bold strokes. You can be the judge to see if I have been successful. I'll be taking some time off mid month and I hope to post more and even include some colored works too!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Teaser Artwork

The folks down at Atomic Overmind have been busy and they have recently posted up some more of my artwork up on their site as a teaser for their next DAR product, Tehran: Nest of Spies.

What they have posted up are 4 spot illustrations I did featuring NPC characters in the game.

Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

DAR follow on product.

Great News!

The Day After Ragnarok was deemed a success and there is going to be more! Click here for the official press release. This is good news for the Fans and for me as I have been asked to reprise my role and illustrate some of the NPC characters for the new modules / extensions.

Thanks to everyone for downloading the .pdf and buying the game and supporting the good folks down at Atomic Overmind Press!

Stay tuned for more.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August Posting

Well Now. At least I have been (barely) maintaining my one post a month commitment. For this month I have a Metal Gear image and some Character Designs that I did for a local Prop Shop Studio Y Creations for their annual IAAPA booth.

My assignment was to design two characters for an intergalactic poker tournament. I drew the "Sexy Chick" and the " Melting Robot". Each image I'm posting is a summary of the designs evolution from thumbnail sketch to a finished turnaround. The project itself was an interesting collaborative and good experience for me. I had to learn and tailor my designs around the constraints of the materials that we could use. The process was for the design to be first modeled in Z brush and then sculpted out of primarily foam. The robot it self was intended to be 12.5 feet tall when completed. The last I heard, this concept has been scrapped and these designs may never be realized. Oh well, at least they can live on here on my blog. The Designs are posted WITH PERMISSION received by David Nolan of Studio Y Creations.

1st: Metal Gear. Because I just can't get enough. Here is our hero having a romantic moment!

2: "Sexy Chick"
This was a fun one to do but it was one of those assignments where I had to swallow my tongue and do what the client wanted even though it did not appeal to my own personal aesthetics. In the end, the character wound up being a skinny caricature of Angelina Jolie with a leather suit and a skullcap.

#3. "Melting Robot":

This character was a challenge because he was in fact two characters in one and he was a mechanical object. I think I proved to myself that I can draw mechanical things with this one and I grew fond of the fishy alien driver.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Who Hub Interview.

Hi All!

Sadly, there is no new art from me today but that does not mean that I havn't been busy. It just means that I don't have anything to put up right now. In the mean time you will have to settle for an interview with myself that is up on

Drop by and take a look!



Sunday, June 7, 2009

More sketches and an Art Challenge!

Just to show that I'm not just sitting back on my laurels. Here are a couple of images for you.

This first one is from an Art challenge issued by N8B over at Maxcellent. The idea was / is to push each other to do something new and grow/ improve as artists. So, this one is a Conan piece. The gimmick here was to get me to draw action on horse back. I think I squeezed a touch of foreshortening into this one but not enough to satisfy ol Nate. I intend on Inking this in my " old school" style.

Now because I just am a glutton for punishment, i just can't kick the Metal Gear itch. No matter how hard I try. So, here we go with another round of MGS3 related works. We got an inked piece of col. Volgin.

and.... We got a rough sketch of Ocelot juggling his revolvers. I'm fond of this one in particular.

AND... a couple of head shots of my favorite hero / anti hero BIG BOSS.

That's it for now gang, Enjoy!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's out!

Day after Ragnarok is Out!

Follow this link to view the site and you can download a teaser .pdf.
None of my art is included in the teaser but my name is in the credits!
So far it looks like the reviews are positive and there is also going to be a physical book published.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Day After Ragnarok

I just wrapped up a commission for Atomic Over Mind Press on their new RPG " The Day After Ragnarok" .
The job was to illustrate 11 characters for the game manual. The project was a ton of fun and I look forward to working on more projects in this genre in the future.

Drop by their website and take a look at

Tell them that you loved my work and that you want to see more( Shameless self promotion I know ;) )

All the images were executed in Black pencil on paper.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Calgary Comic Con 2009

Well, I came, I saw, and I saw it again. Yessir one more comic con down and it was a good time for all. It was much busier than last year and after waiting almost an hour to gain entry, I had a good afternoon getting my geek on.
At the con I had a couple of co-workers whose booths I loitered at such as what you see in the scene below of Nick and I at the fabulous NateB's table.

In case you are wondering, I'm the one in the middle.

Last year I missed out on an opportunity to meet one of my living art hero's Bruce Timm so I went down determined to remedy that this year. And.... I had zero luck!

The man is difficult to track down. ( I'll give you the Coles Notes version as this whole saga took all day to unfold) I got to see him from 4 ft out and I talked to his assistant but still no Bruce Timm. I had wanted to get a con sketch from him but I was SOL about 5 minutes after he showed up ( He's a very popular Artist). Lucky for me I have an insider. Nate was kind enough to sign up for me first thing on Sunday morning and now at long last, I have my very own Bruce Timm Conan sketch! Woot Woot!

Feast your eyes on this beauty! It will be framed and hold aplace of honor on my wall.

So, after all that eyes candy and creative energy, this was the best that I could come up with in my sketch book. Lots of head sketches.





Sunday, April 12, 2009

April Update

Here are some more miscellanous sketches from the Ol sketchbook. I've been super busy lately as things have been picking up! Once I get the go ahead from certain parties I'll be posting up the work from the projects that I have been working on. In the meantime, here are some sketchbook excepts.

Tony Stark: N8B! over at Maxcellent challenged me to draw some Iron man and reluctantly, I took up the gauntlet. I've never even attempted to draw the character in my life so this was a learning curve. I prefer the old school suit better than the new school Adi Gravnov look. ( Besides, who can compete with Gravnov? I'm still waiting on your version NATE!!!

Some Sketchbook Bic Pen Sketches

Sitting around at Lunch time I passed the time by drawing some heads from my favorite series Metal Gear! I especially am fond of the Old Snake in the top left.

More Solomon Kane Sketches...

More time passing in the lunchroom.

I've been tossing around the idea of illustrating a Solomon Kane story and here is a page of character concepts from the story. Can you guess which one that this guy is from??

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Solomon Kane

I am a big fan of the Robert E howard character Solomon Kane and this image is me taking a stab at a character design for him sans coat/ cloak. I think my version is pretty much based off of Gary Gianni's interpretation with a few twist's here and there. I was inpired to do this for two reasons. 1: i cannot stand the character design used in the new Dark horse comic books. They make him look like a Dark elf with a hat. Swords on his back?! Sheesh... 2: I'll tell you about that one later.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sketch dump Feb 2009

Ok, so I couldn't wait a couple of days. So Sue me.

what we have here today are select pages from my sketchbook. I had to retire my last one after Christmas and I bought this cheap Super Deluxe Aqua Bee thing and it is terrible to draw in. TERRIBLE! But, I'm not one to waste so I'm slogging through it with determination.

Here Goes..

Page O Hands. One can never master this aspect of the human form. Or so I keep telling myself.

More Hands and some Solomon Kane studies. I love Solomon Kane.

Sitting around doodling whilst watching " Two Mules for Sister Sarah" a Clint Eastwood classic.

Quick Head Studies.

More Head studies

And... the Predator. This one was a quickie in the Ol sketchbook executed in Markers, Ink and .... Black Currant Tea!

Thanks for stopping by even though I have not been the most attentive to keeping this blog updated. Currently I am considering Re-vamping the look of this blog so who knows what this place will look like in a few months. Stay tuned as I plan on posting some more sketches within the next couple of days.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DragonLance and Fantasy

In an effort to round out my portfolio I drew a few " Old School" Dragon Lance and D&D images.

The first one is from one of my favorite DL Modules # 6 Dragons of Ice. No one has ever written a story that does justice to this part of the DL saga. I always enjoyed it and it was a chance to draw all of my favorite characters.

The following are two Marko Durjdevic inspired character designs. This guy is the Dragon highlord Feal-Thas who I feel never got the exposure he deserved.

Here is one for the Major character Laurana.

This last one is my version of a Beholder. I know it does not conform with the present depictions of these beasts but this is how I always envisioned them and so that's how I'm going to draw em!