Monday, July 30, 2012

"The Seclusium of Orphone" UPDATE

You did it!

Thanks to your generous support, the role-playing adventure The Seclusium of Orphone has reached its funding goal and will go forward! I'm very excited to get to create illustrations for this project, to accompany the writing of Vincent Baker.

There's still time (less than 48 hours!) to help fund these other adventures:

Now to get down to business!

(See previous entry about The Seclusium of Orphone)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Magic Card Art: Sublime Archangel

Card Name: Sublime Archangel
© 2012 Wizards of the Coast

Gatherer Link:

Medium: Digital
Original Art Available? No
Artist Proofs Available? No (Sold out)

Artist Notes: Because of its playability and mythic rare status, this has been my most popular card with Standard players to date.

The art brief itself was one of the most challenging I've received thus far, involving the archangel standing atop a pillar high in the air, observing a destroyed burning city below. My initial sketch had to be revised, because the head of the weapon I drew for her too-closely resembled a symbol from a previous set (I was still fairly new to the game here), and the city going up the hill had some wonky perspective going on:

An early sketch, showing the different weapon and background © 2012 Wizards of the Coast

Since the card's release, I've had a dozen or so ideas of how I'd rework the composition and the character if I had it to do over again (that's the beauty of a challenge), but the artwork has been pretty well received, and I'm grateful for that.

Signed cards by mail: closed at this time.

***LAST UPDATED FEBRUARY 19, 2015*** (previously updated September 2013)

I apologize for the inconvenience, but I can no longer sign cards by mail or take orders for proofs and sketches by email. I am humbled by the amount of people who want to collect signed cards, and I always appreciate the inquiries, but simply cannot keep up with the volume of requests. I am currently trying to get a store set up where proofs and other original art items can be ordered, but fulfilled through a third party service. Much appreciation for your understanding and patience!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Help raise funds for "The Seclusium of Orphone"

Art director & game guru James Raggi (who I've worked with previously on projects like the Lamentations of the Flame Princess box art and Isle of the Unknown) is doing a series of IndieGoGo campaigns during the month of July, to fund several new adventures. If The Seclusium of Orphone reaches its funding goal in the next 30 days, I get to create art for it!

Go check it out.

You can see all of the adventures here.