Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Julycanthropy 2020 #01

I drew these on my live stream last night. You can watch me draw and talk about D&D and stuff on Twitch weeknights 9pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)




Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dragon Down

I was trying out some inking brushes in Photoshop and ended up drawing this scene. No particular story to this other than what you see.



Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Geiravor the Spear-Bearer

Geiravor the Spear-Bearer for the Valkyria Norse Mythology project.


Detail

Patrons get a high resolution wallpaper along with a layered PSD file and work in progress examples.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hjalmthrimul - Valkyrie of Calamity


Hjalmthrimul - Valkyrie of Calamity. Pen & ink, digitally colored.

Part of a Norse Mythology project. You can follow and help support its development on my Patreon here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Essence - Ink Wash Drawing


This is an ink wash drawing from way back in art college, sometime in the late '90s. I was very experimental with mediums back then. I remember finding it very hard to control. It does create some beautiful shapes in the shadows, but you can't fix your drawing when you make a mistake.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dragon Home


Dragon Home. 8.5"x11" Pentel brush pen on smooth bristol.
Inked in 2014, but based on an older drawing.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Snowy capped mountains



Snowy capped mountains. Demo for environment design class. Highly influenced by Shin Hanga style Japanese woodcut prints from the 20th century.

The intent is to avoid painting brush strokes as much as possible. Select shapes by using the lasso tool to draw with and fill them with color and gradients.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Eikthyrnir


Eikthyrnir the stag of Valholl. Digitally colorized sketchbook page.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Askafroa

Digitally colored sketchbook page

The Askafroa (Swedish: wife of the ash tree) also known as the Danish Askefrue and German Eschenfrau, is a type of legendary creature in Scandinavian and German folklore, similar to the Greek Hamadryads. The Askafroa is the guardian of the ash tree. The Askafroa was thought to be a malicious creature which did much damage, and to propitiate her it was necessary to make a sacrifice to her on Ash Wednesday.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Watch Rides Forth


Throwback Thursday. The Watch Rides Forth, illustration for the Game of Thrones card game.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Mg5Tp2bpPS7NLxIPp06EfDC1s9CWQrtC

Sketching in pencil on parchment. Over the past year I’ve been studying animal drawing and drawing skills is important to understand their structure.

Saga of the Volsungs

King Volsung and his sons journey in three ships to visit Siggeir King of Gautland.



This was originally a pen & ink sketch drawn for Inktober. I was reading the Saga of the Volsungs at the time and was inspired by the stories and characters in it.
I recently got a new digital tablet, an XP-Pen and was playing around with doing digital pen & inks. I used this piece to experiment on and kind of like how it came out.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Ice Valkyrie Enamel Pin Design

This is the second design that was voted on by members of my Patreon. It is an Ice Valkyrie. A few improvements from the original concept are the replacement of Elder Futhark with Younger Futhark, the written letters actually used during Viking era Scandinavia. Also a little snowflake.
As with the other design I had to simplify quite a bit to conform to the specifications required for making an enamel pin. Only 4 colors + the metal color itself, and they must be flat, no gradients. The lines had to be made bolder as well. Some of the finer lines might drop out.

Here is the original design painted in watercolors.


Rocks Near Lake Tahoe California


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Valkyrie Emblem Enamel Pin Design

I'm working on some designs for Enamel Pins. My initial concept images were way too detailed, but I knew that, I just needed to start somewhere. I took those designs and refined and simplified to match the specs required for the enamel pin process. Here is where I'm at with the first one. It is based off the painting of Reginlief I did quite a while ago.

This is for my Patreon and everyone at the Valhalla or higher level will receive one, other patrons will be able to get it at a discounted rate. If there are any left over they'll be on my website or at my convention appearances.

The original design was when I was making a bunch of Bind Rune paintings and used that format for a variety of other emblem designs. These were done in watercolor.


Pine Forest near Lake Tahoe California



Friday, January 3, 2020

Sketchbook Page

Some random doodles, as I typically do much of the time.