Friday, August 29, 2008

Knights and Castles

About a year ago I illustrated a children's book for Innovative Kids called Knights and Castles. It finally hit the shelves of Barnes & Nobles this week.

It is an interesting hybrid: book, toys, game they call a "Groovy Tube". The book is connected to the box, with a game board, and a tube of toys attached.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I'm way behind the curve here, but I finally got Colors for my DS. What a great program! It's like the ultimate paint sketching kit the size of a small sketchbook.

Here was my first rather abstract attempt. This was in front of the Oakland airport.

Looking out the window of the plane I sketched the fields of some mid-Western state.

This was done at my wife's Aunt's house backyard.

More to come later, I'm sure.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gen Con 08 sketches

I recently attended Gen Con where I had an artist's table. The convention was great with lots of cool things to see. It was fun seeing all the artists whose work I enjoy. I generally don't do a ton of sketches when at cons, but this one I did quite a few.

Sorry for the quality of the photos, I shot them with my cellphone so they aren't very hi-rez.

One of the coolest thing that happened to me at the show was the esteemed Wayne Reynolds traded an original painting for one of my originals.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Some dudes on a long journey up. Who knows where they are going? I certainly don't.

Photoshop cs2, mostly done with that one default hard brush that changes size depending on pressure. Pretty much my favorite brush next to the basic round brush.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wizard Duel

I love the wizard's duel scene in Disney's Sword and the Stone. This doesn't have anything to do with that.

Simulated pen & ink, in Photoshop cs2.