Sunday, October 10, 2010

Digital Drawing at Acme Superstore!

I'm currently working toward a project which ideally will showcase my skills both as an illustrator and as a designer- I'm creating a "sourcebook" for a superhero based role-playing game (which system, I'm as yet uncertain but am thinking of either Champions and/or Mutants and Masterminds) which I plan on doing the art, writing, and layout. We'll see how far this goes, but I am hoping to showcase some of my creations inspired from my drawings from childhood, as well as the characters created for the role playing games I used to play. The sketch above is a screen shot of a character that I was working on at Acme Superstore today- The guys at the store invited artists to hang out at the shop and draw, so I lugged my iMac in and did some artwork. I found it a great place to draw in- anyone in the Longwood, FL area who frequents the shop can attest to the generally friendly good-natured folks there as these guys really enjoy the culture of comics, toy collecting, and related genres of interest.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recent commission: Zero - the XXXChange

This was a commissioned piece for a character in a cyberpunk-themed game that I had completed recently. It happens to be the first completely digital rendered artwork I have done- typically I would ink the artwork on Bristol board, then scan the work into Photoshop for some color treatment. As the client was familiar with my earlier B&W work in the role-playing market, I approached this piece as a B&W work to reflect the style I had done for earlier pieces- minus the Zip-a-tone! I can do that digitally as well, but chose to keep this a straight forward piece in terms of technique.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Illustrations from my work with Iron Crown Enterprises RPG Cyberspace

Here is a selection of images created for a cyberpunk-themed role playing game that I had done for Iron Crown Enterprises a while back.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New T-Shirt Available!
A big giant robot that is being attacked in a futile gesture by a military unit of tanks. As far as his intentions being misunderstood… well, he’s a big robot. Who really knows what his intentions are, or if we should try to relate to him?
I had submitted this design awhile back to a contest for a local shop to promote their business. It didn’t make the cut- but with some redesigning I’ve decided that it would make a damn fine t-shirt, regardless. I’m planning on more designs and art for t-shirts and will of course inform and enlighten as to when the next offering will be. I am a big fan of printed t-shirt art- art in galleries and museums seldom get the exposure that a well worn shirt will get… unless of course, you buy a shirt promoting said museum/gallery. And here I was thinking my art would have a leg up on the fine arts… heh.

A brief overview of published works in the RPG market...

Here is a sampling of material in which my illustrations have appeared:

Edge-On • Cyberspace RPG • Iron Crown Enterprises (1990)
Death Game 2090 • Cyberspace RPG • Iron Crown Enterprises (1990)
Death Valley Free Prison • Cyberspace RPG • Iron Crown Enterprises (1990)
CyberSkelter • Cyberspace RPG • Iron Crown Enterprises (1991)
Chicago Arcology • Cyberspace RPG • Iron Crown Enterprises (1991)
Cyber Europe • Cyberspace RPG • Iron Crown Enterprises (1991)
Superiors 3: Hope and Prophecy • In Nomine RPG • Steve Jackson Games (2000)