Friday, April 27, 2012

MicroVisions is LIVE!

For anyone interested in simultaneously supporting future illustrators and picking up a beautiful piece of original art, check out the MicroVisions auction, now live on eBay.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sigarda, Host of Herons

Sigarda, Host of Herons - 12 x 16 in., oil on masonite

Another new one for Magic, the Gathering. She's the second angel I've done for them (the first was Jenara, Asura of War) and with this one I really wanted try my hand at glowing, backlit wings and the color effects that are involved. The weirdest part is how the color changes and darkens where the feathers overlap, not the easiest thing in oils it turns out (at least for me)

Monday, April 16, 2012

  Craterhoof Behemoth - 11 x 14 in., oil on masonite

Here's another piece from the new Magic: the Gathering set. Back when I got the assignment, he was called Province Trampler. It came with a pretty clear concept sketch of what he needed to look like (basically a cross between a frog and a rhinoceros). The design was great but it was pretty wild and stylized so the challenge with this one was pulling off the design they wanted and still trying to make it my own, or at least look like I painted it. I tried my best to do this by focusing on color and mood. Overall I got a kick out of this guy, there's something funny about a creature so big it's likely to kill you by accident.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Demonic Taskmaster

  Demonic Taskmaster - 12 x 16 in., oil on masonite

Here's the first of my work for the new Magic: the Gathering set, called Avacyn Restored. I had a lot of fun with that whip.

Friday, April 6, 2012


 Brainstorm, 12 x 16 in., oil on masonite

This one, like the Time Walk art I did last year, was done as alternate art for one of Magic: the Gathering's classic cards. It won't be printed as a card but the original will be given away to the winner of a tournament this year.

The hardest part by far was trying to show the lightning forming inside the brain, under all the folds.