Thursday, December 12, 2013

Awesome new book cover. I am really proud of this piece. I think it really shows the progress I am making in expressive color and edge control(traditional painting mimicry). J.D. was a pleasure to work with and I hope to do his sequel very soon.

J.D. had me painting this awesome landscape of a swamp with blood-colored marsh and these devilish creatures made of plants. The silver-skinned man grinning about impending danger was my favorite part though.

You can see his book for sale here which doesn't have my new cover art on it yet:

And his website here:

As always, I enjoy sharing the WIPs and roughs with you. That first color rough is pretty rough!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Freyja, Norse Goddess

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alex James commissioned me to do this cover for him and we both liked the outcome. Yet another great client to work with. I hope I will get to do sequels for all of these authors!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I was asked to help with another independent book cover and map for the book. These are for Claudette Marco. She was a pleasure to work with. I really like how this cover turned out and I consider it a step up in the quality of my work.

So I met a guy who wanted to make a graphic novel and he liked my artwork. His name is Todd Lally. I told him I don't do sequential art, and in fact, I don't like sequential art. I told him my complaints about graphic novels being mostly tiny, rushed, crappy frames of telling every unnecessary piece of  the story as it unfolds. I said that it would be a cool idea to try more of an illustrated novel with some more polished, large paintings that are actually worth painting. And here is the first one!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Another cover for Todd Shryock--friend and repeat client. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Book Cover

I met Sam Barone through the Arizona Authors Association. He liked my style as a new approach for a short story book he was ready to release. And viola, we have Rogue Warriors #1.
As usual, I'm including my roughs and a WIP for your viewing pleasure :D

Monday, July 8, 2013

Girl in a Tree

My largest painting to date. It's 4ft. x 3ft. I wasn't convinced that I would like painting this large but I did! Definitely my most ambitious oil painting so far. It was a first step in doing more ambitious pieces.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Girl in white and girl in blue

Here are a couple of my new paintings. I'm excited to begin this path into figure paintings. I haven't painted anything figurative since school and that was all academic. I'm already having a blast experimenting with expressive color and style.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I enjoyed painting a couple hummingbirds several years ago that were on 6x6 panels. I still enjoy painting birds and I hope to do more. These new ones are 12x12. I'm also experimenting with expressive colors, backgrounds, and compositions of negative space.

Hope you like them too!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fantasy map!

Painting these maps is so fun! It's just totally different from the other illustrations I do. The main and obvious difference is that there is 2/3 painting, and 1/3 design. I don't normally like design--adobe illustrator makes me want to club baby seals after about 5 minutes, but the minimal design used in tandem with painting the little trees and mountains is really cool. I had a blast on this.

This is another book cover for a local small press. They have someone else doing the design. This was one of the easier covers I've done. It just came together easily--the client and I fell onto the same page right away.

Two new Ebook covers

Michael and Todd have been great to work with. It's a really fun experience to foster an ongoing relationship with repeat clients. I don't know if they have managed to add these to their books available on Amazon yet so you're getting a sneak peek here! I did the type for both of these too. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hey guys! The Amazing Arizona Con in Phoenix went pretty well considering it is a smaller con. My setup that I made out of PVC pipes worked perfectly. These four images were the most popular at the con. And of course, my face was the most popular of all!

Light Mage
Heroes Against Darkness


Herald of Spring

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Prints for the Con

Hey world. I've been working on some works-in-progress for the upcoming Comicon in Phoenix. Two of these go back three years, and the third about one year. I just couldn't seem to get over the hump on them until now.