Tuesday, November 27, 2007

L5R Trailer

So I just saw the Legend of Five Rings trailer and they used all the illustrations I did! Pretty cool.

The first two illustrations I did start with "It is a time of greatness" and then the one right after that. The other two I did show up later, but there's no text to tell you where it is. Enjoy!

Here are the cards I did. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I have a total infatuation with the sky, it's many moods, colors, textures, values. Whenever I'm in my car, I pay more attention to the sky than the road... wait, that doesn't sound very safe! Anyway I really need to start doing more sky and cloud studies. This one was loosely referenced. Basically I opened a picture, glanced at it once or twice and got carried away with the sketch. I really nead to do some more in depth studies from actual reference. Anyway, hope you enjoy!


Got tired of the ole moleskine stlye blog. Especially since I haven't posted anything from my moleskine in forever. But what eva! Something new, something simple.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Photoshop WIP

Here's that WIP I was telling you about. Finally got it to work. I hope to do more like this. Let me know whatcha think.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas

When I first started this blog, I wasn't sure if I wanted to post "art related" things like links to artists websites, or articles about whatever. At first I just treated it as a way to showcase my art specifically, but honestly... there is just too much amazing art out on the internets just waiting to be discovered. And I feel it's my duty as a fellow artist to share things that inspire me. Maybe it will give you some insight into the things that make me tick, or why I draw or paint the way I do. Or if you see a random drawing one day that looks like I didn't even draw it, you can look at a previous post and go... "Waaaaait a minute, he was just looking at Jon Fosters site recently!" And it all becomes clear! Anyway like I said I hope these type of posts inspire you (if anyone is actually reading this :-P ).

Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas is such a talented artist from Brazil. The combinations of influences that fuel his art create a style that is like no other. There is no doubt that after looking through his work you will have to pick up your sketchbook (at least I hope). His website is in my links section... twice (by accident, but hey... he deserves it). Here's a pretty sweet article I found on him today. Enjoy!

Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas

KickStand Kids

So the Kickstand Kids (a.k.a. Rico Renzi and Chris Brunner) have started a blog. This dynamic duo is responsible for such Comic Book Masterpieces like Batman: LOTDK "Rough Justice" and The Ride #4: Language Barrier. This is definitely one blog to subscribe to. These two guys really compliment each other well art wise. Check them out.

Kickstand Kids

Head Study

Here's a quick study I did the other day. I'm a huge fan of artists like Travis Schlat, Kate Lehman and Jacob Collins. They were the inspiration for this one. It was a really fun and quick study, bout a half hour. I'll be posting a Video WIP when I finally get the damn video to save right. Hope you enjoy.