Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More art! More sales!

Dungeons and Dragons released Fortune Cards recently. I suppose they are cards that somehow determine your fortune within an adventure. I'm not really sure. All I know is that last August I did 5 small, quick illustrations for the product. The original illustrations are on 8x10 canvas.

More than anything, I enjoy painting character portraits. The human body is a lot of fun to paint, and faces are even more fun. You can infuse so much personality into a piece just by adjusting the small details.

What also makes character portraits interesting is opportunity to inject the painting with the personality of the model. In the portrait of the Norse hunter girl above, I used my girlfriend Shelly as the model for the face. Shelly is certainly not Scandinavian. She doesn't have pale skin, or blond hair, or blue eyes. So she finds this painting really funny.

On a related note, I'm selling a booster box set of Fortune cards on eBay. This is only a 7-day auction , so get bidding!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cards and original sketch for sale!

It's been a hectic 2011 so far. The work has been good, but I have had to put in long hours. I probably won't get a break in the action until mid-March. Unfortunately, due to non-disclosure agreements, I can't show you a single thing. So in the meantime ...

I'm selling some goodies on eBay.

It's a complete, factory-sealed Booster Box of Mirrodin Besieged. Also included is a sketch on the back of a Brass Squire artist proof card, showing a Phyrexian version of the same card. I'm also throwing in the Player's Guide Booklet.

Get your bids in, MtG fans!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Google Art Project

Google does some amazing things. Street View, Body Browser and now Art Project.

Art Project is a kind of Street View within the walls of the major art museums. The ability to "walk" through the galleries is pretty limited, but that's hardly the best part of this. What is most amazing is the ability to zoom in on specific pieces of art. You can zoom so far in on some pieces you can see the texture of the canvas and every color detail of every brush stroke. But don't bother reading my description. Try it out for yourself!