Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fantasy cover art

During my brief foray into fantasy art, I managed to catch the eye of a few independent RPG publishers. As a result, I was commissioned to provide some artwork for various products, and the biggest of these gigs was an actual cover. I was pretty thrilled at the opportunity, and had a lot of fun working on this. In the end, it took me way too long to complete for it to be cost-effective, but it was nonetheless a great experience-- one I wouldn't mind repeating in the future. Plus, the client was quite pleased with the results, and asked if I could do some interior art as well.

The cover was for Blueholme, which I believe is a retro-clone of the Holmes version of Classic D&D (if you didn't understand that sentence, I can't really explain it ;) ). You can find out more about the game at

Anyway, here's the cover! Didn't turn out exactly like I wanted it to, but nothing ever really does, now does it. Old-school D&D fans should recognize a few themes and flavours. NOTE: I did this cover based on a sketch provided by the client, along with a few notes and ideas. While I did make a few changes here and there, I still can't take credit for the basic concept.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Rocketeer

Just a quick update here; this is another commission by Robert Grove ( He did a real badass job on this one, and I was happy to oblige! Not much to say really-- the thing practically colored itself. I went with a more "comic book" style of rendering, but it's nothing fancy. At any rate, he liked the way it turned out, and I suppose I did too. ;)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Things that I did-- Avengers Origins: Luke Cage

Phew-- been a while since I posted anything. Being insanely busy will do that, I suppose. While I can't show any of the stuff I've been working on yet, I can always reach into my back catalog. Here's something I coloured about a year and a half ago, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

First, I should admit that I never really read comics as a kid, and even today I can't find the time or inclination to "get into it" (it's bad enough I have to drive an over an hour to find a decent comic shop). One of the nice perks of working this job is that I get to read comics-- and often times I end up really enjoying them. Luke Cage was another character I knew pretty much nothing about, except that he was in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (awesome game, by the by), but was introduced to and educated about through my work. Always fun to learn some of this stuff!

Anyway, here's some choice pages from Avengers Origins: Luke Cage, featuring some sweet art by Dalibor Talajic. Enjoy!