Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Wizard's Apprentice

It's a joy to finally present this story and illustration which has been occupying my 'easel' for a few months now. Although I typically like to complete an image quickly, sometimes it's beneficial to just let things sit for a while and stare back at me.

This is also somewhat of an experiment, to see how it would work to combine so much text and imagery on a single page and have it viewed from the web. The wide format is certainly unconventional, but I feel it was the best solution for this particular image. It is my intention for viewers to zoom in, and to use the scroll bar to navigate the image. If that is too clumsy, you may want to download the image.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Royal Passerby

"It was an odd occasion to see the princess traveling alone so far from the protection of the citadel.

Although bandits often patrol the mountain passage, I'm sure a lady is safe when mounted high upon a Ramorock."


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Imaginary Sand

My style and subject matter seem to vary wildly sometimes. After getting caught up in the complexities of color and value, a simple line drawing is very relaxing.


1. Rough sketch to capture the gesture and general composition
2. Reduce opacity of sketch, draw over with cleaner lines, solve problems
3. Reduce opacity again, draw over with final line work
4. Apply light wash of value and a tint of color

The Predator

They're out there.


Just a fun sketch.