Saturday, 5 January 2013

Owlbear back

Here is my take on the classic DnD critter. I was really happy with it till my son said Awww - he's so cuddly! so maybe I'll take another stab at this some time. Ho hum.

Ork Magic II The Sequel

...and I painted another Orc because the last one really bothered me. The pose was static, he had very little expression...If I was my art director I'd have sent me back to the drawing board, which I did, and painted this instead.

Dungeons and Drawings

...OK more like digital paintings. So I haven't blogged for ages (man the time's I've read that in a post) I've been very busy and kinda down so to cheer myself up I have been painting some DnD subjects in the sort-of-not-quite style of Wayne Reynolds whom I think is brilliant. I used to consider the 'rim-light-on-everything' look a kind of cheat lighting to make the silhouettes pop but Reynolds makes it look beautiful and if its good enough for him, its good enough for me. Also, I went overboard with detail which I don't do much any more so that made a change too. Anyway, Happy New Year!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sir Brian of Rookley

Sir Brian was once a lowly squire who hailed from the war-torn squalor of Fulham. When he had, after many astonishing deeds, won his spurs and the hand of his lady, Patricia, he settled in the hamlet of Rookley on a rugged Island. He sired two children, one of whom became an artist and we believe, painted this portrait.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Ork Magic

Orcs! Who knows what mysteries they might divine after imbibing some potent weed and offering a song to the stars. Orc magician and tribal fashion guru "Doctor Ufnuf" here is sporting a ceremonial coat of feathers made from a young dragon (baby dragons have feathers - don't you know anything?).

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Muddle Gear, Star Bores

My Son has been disappointed by the ending chapter of his beloved Mass Effect Trilogy..."Wrong" "Betrayed" and "Suicide" are words I think that escaped his tear-choked trembling lips... This reminded me of moments of nerd-rage that I, myself have suffered in the past, which prompted some drawings tonight...

Friday, 3 February 2012

Dovakin Bill Bailey

A few folks saw this frippery in my sketchbook and asked if I'd Blog it.