Vancouver Convention Center
Over the weekend we attended GP Vancouver. This was my first Canadian GP and only the second time I've been to Canada (I think). The first time was for my sister's wedding in Winnipeg. I hate flying and my wife doesn't like boats, so luckily we were able to drive to Vancouver.
You know you are in Canada when it is 34 degrees outside and people are wearing shorts and t-shirts. I remember one time during GP Albuquerque it was snowing outside and Rob Alexander was walking around in a t-shirt. Crazy!
We were only in Vancouver […]
Vancouver Convention Center
Day 1 at WotC
I just got back from another 3-week concept push at WotC. Of course I can't tell you what we worked on and unfortunately you probably won't see any of it for another couple of years. Boooooo, I know.
The concept crew this time consisted of Tyler Jacobson, Cynthia Sheppard, Chris Rahn, and Steve Belledin, with additional help from Sam Burley.
I have to say, out of the 5 concept pushes I have been on over the years, this one was probably the hardest. I felt like I was spinning my wheels and I don't feel like I […]
Hey everyone! It's that time of year to talk about my mentorship again. After teaching 5 classes, some changes have been made. Pricing As you can see by the table, the prices have changed. If you sell products, even digital ones, most states require that you charge sales tax. That sales tax is then given to the state. In Washington, I am required to charge 9.6% sales tax on products I sell. I then have to give that 9.6% to the state, I don't get to keep it. If I don't charge people sales tax, I have to pay the […]
Archfiend of Depravity © Wizards of the Coast
Two of my illustrations from Fate Reforged were spoiled the other day, so here they are!
The first card is Archfiend of Depravity. This card was fun, but very tricky. The description called for a demon floating above a pile of dead bodies. Although I have to admit, painting the pile of dead bodies was pretty fun. Not because of the subject matter, but because it allowed me to paint things I don't normally paint, like feet.
It was a good challenge, but now I wonder if the government has me flagged […]
Blood Angels © Games Workshop
Of course, as soon as I post something saying I have nothing new to post, something new comes out.
Several of my Blood Angels were spoiled when Games Workshop started taking pre-orders for the new Codex Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard Edition. It looks like it is out now, so go pick one up before they sell out!
Painting anything from Warhammer 40k is super exciting, so it was great to paint 7 Blood Angels for the new Codex. I also painted a little blank side view of a pauldron so that GW could swap in […]
I wanted to post the concepts I created for Crytek for the game Ryse: Son of Rome, but I was told I'm not allowed to show my work to anyone. Since I can't post any of my new art either, I figured I would continue from my Warhammer post and show some of my older paintings that have never been seen before.
Behold! Paintings from 2006! I would say "there can be only one," but then this would be a very short and boring post.
These were illustrations and concepts I did back in 2006 (I graduated in 2004) for Widescreen Games for […]
Photo from Amazon.com
Now that the Companion has been out for more than a year, companies have started making screen protectors for it. When I first purchased the Companion, there weren't any screen protectors available, so I had to risk scratching my screen. I'm always super careful with my things, so I went about 7 months with no problems.
I use the Companion as my only work machine, so I use it a lot. After 7 months my nib had worn down quite a bit, but I didn't notice how much it had worn down. It had worn down enough […]
Bard the Bowman
I have a couple of new paintings I did for The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth by Kabam.
Like with the other paintings I did for Kabam (more here, and here), these were painted on a transparent background so that they could be dropped directly into the game. This time they requested full figures, so no sketchy legs!
I was actually working on these paintings while I was sitting in the hospital waiting for my wife to give birth to our son. We were in the hospital for 4 days, so I had plenty of time […]
View from the hotel
Last weekend I attended GP San Antonio. This was the first GP I've been to since GP Albuquerque one year ago. I haven't been traveling lately because of the little guy and I probably won't be doing much more. I do plan on going to GP Vancouver in February since I can drive to it. I can tell you one thing, I don't miss flying.
This GP was special because I created a unique playmat for the event and I was able to visit my parents since they live in Texas. Of course that meant a […]
Andres Esquivel - Week 2 (left), Week 4 (right)
Although manatees are awesome, and something I need to post about in the future, this post is all about my mentees!
Last week was the final week of my third Intro to Digital Painting class and the fourth week of the first Advanced Digital Painting class. I've been extremely happy with the progress everyone has made, so I just had to share a few of them. These first few are from the Intro to Digital Painting class. During week 2 I have everyone paint a black and white still life and on […]