Friday, March 26, 2010


I realized only recently that I don't have any fantasy work in my portfolio. I have some sci-fi, and maybe a cartoon or two, but no orcs or dragons or magical shiny stuff. Thus I have decided to paint the first of a few, potential many (if these can land me a job or two or five). This is the first figure in a two figure composition. Two orcs on the battlefield, one dead, one mourning. When all the hobbits and elves are smoking pipes and giggling over mead, the orcs are burying the dead: their fathers, their brothers, their comrades. I hope you feel bad when you giggle at the sight of a crying orc.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some progress on balancing...

Moving a little slower, I've been here and there, but tomorrow my painting will have my full attention, so hopefully I'll have a finished piece to post up here. Rock.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pillow King progress

I had the day off today, and so decided to paint my fingers off. I regret that decision, as I am now typing to you with my tongue. But the painting looks good! (after I wiped off the fingers and excess blood.)

I have only a little bit more to go. I am very excited with how this is turning out, and it was fun to paint! I am already planning beyond the Muses, which are on hold until I find a model. Any crits on this are not only welcomed, but applauded.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More musing

One more muse to go. Can you guess who Melete is?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pillow King update

Progress so far!!! I haven't worked on the moon portion at all.

Daily posts, will I be able to do it?

I know, this is a crappy excuse, but trust me, I have a BIG update on the pillow king painting. And maybe another muse to amuse you with, hmm? all coming up tomorrow. :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Guess what

I started painting the pillow king. I am pleased. I think you will be pleased too.

Pictures in t-minus soon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I muse more

The tree now. I'm doing each piece on a different level and then combining in Photoshop. Then I will print it out large-scale and do the finished artwork on illustration board.

Why I don't like the ocean.

Don't get me wrong, the ocean is really pretty. But it's damn scary. Deep, dark, and filled with sharp, pointy things. And that's just counting the rocks.

Even the dolphins have saw mouths. Dolphins. The deeper you go, the darker and uglier things get. Oh, no, wait, what's that beautiful phosphorescent glow? The ugliest, sharpest looking fish ever. His mouth is where sewing needles come from.

It makes one feel small. That's how the internet is. I just got done looking at blog after blog of artwork. I realized that it didn't matter how big a fish I could ever be in the illustration world, I would still just be a whale among whales. One more fish in a never ending, scary blue void. A pretty one, of course, don't get me wrong...

I need to practice swimming a whole lot more.