Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Heroes of Magnamund Cover, Printed

Back in January I posted the step-by step for this cover (link HERE), and now I get to see it in printed form! I've since done two more covers for C7, but this is the first to come out from the printers, and so it feels a little special.


Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Warm-Up Sketches

Over the last couple of weeks I've had a little time to loosen up a bit before work, and with DC's Suicide Squad recently released I figured I'd have a bash at sketching Harley and the Joker (older versions, I don't care too much for the modern ones). Well, it seemed apt to keep on with a few more DC villains, so I ended up tackling Amanda Waller, Sinestro, Grundy and Poison Ivy.

Tried to keep to 30min each, but Grundy and Ivy went over by maybe 5 or 10 as I tried to find the right pose to convey what I wanted from each.







I've got a few thoughts on costume and character design, particularly for women depicted in comic and fantasy art, but I want to sit and develop those thoughts a bit more before I write anything substantial. I'm fascinated particularly by the language of big, simple shapes and colours, and how this plays out perhaps more overtly with comic characters than anywhere else.

I'm not sure there'll be any more of these kinds of sketches for a while, as I've got quite a bit on my plate right now with the Ludlow Art Society's 70th Anniversary Summer Exhibition coming up in just a couple of weeks, but maybe after? If something new hasn't taken my attention, that is...

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Work from Section 46 Operations Manual

The final 3 pieces I painted for C7's World War Cthulhu, Cold War: Section 46 Operations Manual:




Next up... I'm not actually sure. I've Lone Wolf and Middle-Earth work, as well as Cthulhu Tales pieces that are still under NDA, so we'll see what comes out first.
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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Unearthed Pictures!

So... while I was preparing the last batch of pictures, the Erebor ones, I stumbled across these pieces from Adventures of the Kai, and I realised I'd never posted them! Here we go:




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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Work from The One Ring: Erebor

Working on The One Ring is always a pleasure, having an opportunity to add my mark to the depictions of Middle Earth, and painting for C7's Erebor was no exception.

© 2016 Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.









I should have some more work on the way very soon, this time from World War Cthulhu: Cold War.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Spot Illustrations for C7's The One Ring

Here's the first group in a series of spot illustrations that will be used for C7's The One Ring Adventurer’s Companion, Erebor, Adventures in Middle-earth and future publications. Keep an eye out, as I've painted another twelve of these but I'm not able to show them just yet.

© 2016 Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.
 








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Saturday, 25 June 2016

More from C7's World War Cthulhu: Cold War

Three more pieces from C7's World War Cthulhu: Cold War:




Along with three pieces from WWC: CW Section 46 Operations Manual:




I love working in black and white - the opportunities for lost and found edges are so much greater than in most full colour pieces (chiaroscuro pieces excepted, of course), and the mood imparted by it is quite striking. A lot of power can be conveyed without colour, which in turn makes me think harder about the colour pieces I paint.

Thanks for looking :)