Battle for Zendikar

[pix_dropcap]B[/pix_dropcap]ack in July of last year our son was born. Anyone with a kid knows how hard it is to work full-time when you have a new baby in the house. Over the first 8 days I had a combined total of 8 hours of sleep. When I did get some sleep, I was waking …

My Patreon is here!

[pix_dropcap]I[/pix_dropcap] did it! I launched my Patreon! If you want monthly video tutorials and/or paintovers, please consider backing my Patreon. If this is successful, I hope to start creating more personal art. I’m really excited to see where this leads and hopefully I will be able to help a much larger audience. Thanks!

Patreon for your face!

[pix_dropcap]H[/pix_dropcap]ey everyone! Some of you may have heard that I am planning on creating a Patreon. I want to offer some cheaper alternatives to my current mentorship program, so I think Patreon will be a great platform. I would like to offer some milestone goals, but I can’t do that if I am only offering …

Origins

[pix_dropcap]I[/pix_dropcap]t has been a long time since my last post. We just recently moved and with my work schedule and helping raise mini Daarken, things have been pretty busy. Origins was a special set for me. I was lucky enough to be on the concept push for Origins, so I helped design the look and feel …

Hunter Tutorial

[pix_dropcap]L[/pix_dropcap]ast month I came out with a new video tutorial about the process I go through when designing characters for a client. I haven’t done very many character design tutorials and I’ve been playing Bloodborne a lot lately, so I wanted to create something that was inspired by Bloodborne. You can purchase it from Gumroad. Here is …

Forbidden Stars

[pix_dropcap]T[/pix_dropcap]wo years ago I started a painting for the game Forbidden Stars by Fantasy Flight Games. Of course at the time I had no idea it would take two years before it was announced. I had actually given up on this, thinking that the project probably died and my painting would never be seen by …

DokiWear Art Glove Update

 just received some new DokiWear gloves and they are pretty nice. You might notice that they look different from the original pair I reviewed. I liked the grey ones before, but I think I like the black ones more. They also changed the way they fit. The original pair I had was just a sample, …

Litup LP3 – Review

[pix_dropcap]T[/pix_dropcap]his is the light box I wish I had back in school. The light box I used back at the Academy of Art University was small and about as thick as a brick. The Litup LP3 is extremely thin and has an active area of 16.93×12.2. Plus you have to admit, it looks pretty slick. As …

Dragons of Tarkir

[pix_dropcap]A[/pix_dropcap]t PAX East, Wizards of the Coast previewed some of my paintings from Dragons of Tarkir, although I think the entire set has been released online by now. I only have three cards in Dragons of Tarkir. I actually had to opt out of the second wave of commissions because the deadline was going to …

New Tutorials & Mentorship

[pix_dropcap]A[/pix_dropcap]fter speaking with some of my students, I have come up with some new tutorials and additions to the online mentorship. Video Tutorials I’ve been doing video tutorials for many years now, but lately I haven’t been able to produce very many tutorials due to my schedule. Creating a tutorial of an entire illustration takes …