Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm livestreaming Now (Also stuff I should have posted ages ago)

I jumped on to Vokel today and ended up doing a livestream of my evening's work. http://www.vokle.com/events/7632-fantasy-artcast-tavern-gambling . I'll be trying to make this a regular thing for anyone who wants to check out an in-progress artwork as it comes together. Here's where I left off tonight.



Oh, and I've done a few finished pieces of art since I last posted that I should have posted. Just been busy-busy-busy! All these pieces are copyright PK Cards Inc.

Gullveig, A nordic witch with magic coins

Banishment - I like the monster quite a bit here

Sijjin's Grip - Definitely a breakthrough for me

Rusted Statuary - It is what it says it is. Check out that metal!
That's really all for now, hopefully I'll see some of you on the artcast tomorrow. It should start at 2:30 and run until Question Mark! (Probably like 5:30 or 6 realistically)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cards and Compositions

Working on a bunch of cards for PK Cards right now, including this one I just wrapped up.

Copyright 2010 PK Cards

Almost everything I've done professionally in the last year has been vignettes and concept images (monsters, landscapes, etc.) I've done very few actual finished images that include multiple figures, compositions, etc. Seems like all that is about to change, and wow am I enjoying it. I didn't realize how much I'd missed proper, fully realized illustrations until I started cranking them out again, and I think my delve into Single Figure Land has helped me focus my rendering and painting to produce better overall images.

In addition to the snakeman above, I'm working on two "Power" cards for the same set. One for a pair of sandals that lets you fly over fire, and another for an "Exhausting campaign" that wears people down. I'll let you guess which is which.
Copyright Pending PK Cards

Copyright Pending PK Cards

On a related note, I guess I just love streamers right now. Next up: Ribbon Dancer arena of Death!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stuff I'm Up To

A real mishmash of projects going on right now, though I've got a new set lined up starting next month that looks promising and very interesting.
Some random samplings of my current projects:
Glass bugs
Rocky remake concept art
Yes that's a ghost hand made of thorns
Hula ghouls saved my life - True story.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Concept Doodles

Been doing the Conceptart.org Character of the week recently. Figured I'd post the results.



First up is a reinvisioning of the black mage from Final Fantasy whatever. (I think he's in at least 3 or 4 of them)

For the sake of simplicity let's say it's Vivi.



 And then there's this guy.





Koschei the Immortal is the original Lich. He kidnapped young women and kept his soul in an egg for... reasons. I guess he was baiting heroes or something. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ireta Fire Mage Designs

Been putting some time into the World of Ireta RPG again, including some shiney new concept art. 

A bit of a firest look at this aspect of the world, we've been concepting the visual style of some of the combat mages of the scenario. The fire-wielding casters of the world, in particular, have become a passion of mine. 

A lot of their costume design is based on clothes worn by metalworkers and blacksmiths. A key aspect of magic in our scenario is that magic users do not have immunity to the magic they fling around. Thus the prudent (and thus living) fire mages wear appropriate protective gear to protect their hands and eyes from the dangerous heat of their own attacks. Hair is, unfortunately, a common casualty.

A couple early outfit concepts.
Some fire mage war masks based on some of the world's creature designs

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Cthulian Skies

A sketch from a few months ago that I've been chipping away at in my spare time. Getting quite close to a finish and I figured I'd post it somewhere.



Friday, July 30, 2010

I think I might have a problem - Another Sculpture Today

Migo, flying bug fungi aliens. An interesting learning exercise, this one. :)

I think I shall be trying a person next. A bit harder, but very interesting.

Comin to get ya!
Rawr!
He kinda looks like that blue guy from star wars here. Or a lobster.
This one has eyes only for you. And your 23 closest friends.

Yithian Sculpt (and name that Cthulian!)


 Per a request over at RPPR (and because my players haven't run across them yet) my next zbrush printable is a Yithian, the conical version. I gave him glowy eyes because... well, because I can. So there.

This one, again, is available in my shapeways shop. They're about 2.5" tall, so scale to most gaming minis.
Glowy Eyes FTW
And slimy goodness, of course.

And some images of the actual geometry without colors.

I'm actually quite happy with how his weird face came out.

A detail shot of his claw and cone
Just a normal 3/4 view
Once more with feeling

Also, I'm working on another one already. Let's play Name That Cthulian!

Think you know who it is? Post in the comments!



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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Air Planting Festival


An image I'm playing with for ConceptArt's "Environment of the week" challenge.

The spring Air Planting festival of one of the cities of Ireta, my steampunky RPG. Will likely be updated with a more finished version.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zbrush Musings - The Bloody Tongue

Playing around with Zbrush and made this Cthulhu Beastie. The Bloody Tongue aspect of Nyarlethotep.

Going to try and upload this mother to Shapeways and make a print of him. Should make a nice sculpture for a dining room table or other public space.

Edit:  The print is now available on shapways HERE. It's about 4.5" tall, and pretty much solid. A flexible plastic print is about $100. If that's a bit too much, a less detailed (and slightly more fragile!) "sandstone" print is $70. I'm going to be trying to make a mini version that's a bit cheaper, but Meshlab is giving me a hard time.

Front 3/4 view
Back view

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A classy party, and a robot cravat


For RPPR again. I''ve really started to enjoy these pieces as a place to relax and experiment. The host, Ross Payton, is very cool about letting me send him really random stuff as long as it's related to the story at hand.

On a side note, happy Star Wars day. May the Fourth be with you.