Thursday, September 30, 2010
This little painting is my contribution to the Hallowed Halloween show. I doesn't really mean anything, I just thought it would be fun to paint a goblin with a pumpkin on his head. The opening of the show is tomorrow night. My wife Gina, contributed a piece as well (and totally kicked my ass on it, but she's the Halloween Queen, so what can you do? ). You can see it on her blog. It's small 5"x7" , and done on primed clayboard.
Here's the info for the show:
Opening reception October 1st, 2010
October 1-October 31
2434 East Dauphin Street
Philadelphia PA 19125
If you'd like to see more stuff about it, check out here and here.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The last but not least of the Scars of Mirrodin cards illustrated by me. The legs of the running elf are bionic additions which enable her to run with blazing speed. I tried to get that across with the speed blur in the background. Oils on paper on board, 11" x 14".
Speaking of Scars of Mirrodin, I'll be at the Montreal Prerelease this Saturday. If you're in the area, stop by and get some cards signed, see some original magic art, or just say hello. You can get more info about the event here.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Another piece for the upcoming Scars of Mirrodin set- depicting a goblin dragging a metal boulder up a hill, so that he can drop it on some unfortunate being below. Trying to figure out how to pose the goblin was difficult. Should he be pushing the boulder from behind, or carrying it on his back? How would it work if he were pulling it? I remembered a painting by Ilya Repin, Barge Haulers on the Volga, which showed peasants in a somewhat similar predicament, in as far as ungodly back breaking labor is concerned, which gave me my answer. So I have to give credit where credit is due.
oil on paper on board, 12" x 16".