Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

Some time ago I was hired by Run Amok Productions to create a number of quarter page, grayscale illustrations for an upcoming RPG book. Now that the book has been published, I can share both the images and the link for purchase. This is a D20 based book, so can be used with a number of games, predominantly D&D.

Alvaro Snegg & the Bellringer Brothers

AlvarroSnegg   BellringerBros

Alvaro Snegg is a formerly living spell caster, who died and became a creature that is composed almost entirely of writhing worms. His present form makes him nearly unbeatable in physical combat. A trait which the Bellringer’s, a pair of pit fighting champion brothers, have been using to their advantage.

Captain Ahbram and the Freebooters of the Cacophonous Chantey

CaptAbhram   Freebooters

A ship containing a monstrous beast deep within it’s holds, teeming with a crew of deranged madmen, and Captained by a vicious cutthroat of the pirating seas.

Matsuyo and her Snow Yeti Twins

Matsuyo   SnowYetis

Matusyo is the spirit of a deceased samurai warrioress, who is revered as a god of sorts by a pair of brutally loyal twin yeti sisters. The trio exist in the cold snow covered mountains, and guard their territory fiercely.

Boughbrother and the Satyr Slayers

Boughbrother   SatyrSlayers

Boughbrother is a treant who has been driven to maddened bloodlust by the intrusion of humans into his forests. Along with the merciless band of Satyr slayers, he preys upon any party misfortunate enough to have caused damage to his lands.

Definitely was a fun project to work on, with a company that I look forward to creating more images for in the future. If you are interested in either downloading a sample or of acquiring the full book, simply follow the enclosed link.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/134511/Emergency-Villain-Collection

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Some time around the end of last year or beginning of this year (not 100%) I was asked by an awesome couple to do some art for them. The request was to do a silhouette of a fairytale like tree, and a little girl on a swing set. Also, it was to be painted in the bedroom of their upcoming baby girl.

Will say a couple things about this, first, the couple and their family were amazing, making sure this particular artist was well fed and had anything I wanted to snack on, which is always a plus.  Second, and more important, it’s a great feeling when someone is confident enough in your abilities as an artist that they will hire you on to do something you’ve not done before. For a client to have that faith in my abilities is motivation in itself. Thankfully I didn’t disappoint, and they were super happy with the end result.

(click images for larger view)

Wide Angle

Tree Story

Swing time

Alexandra's Bed

Additionally, since Alexandra was born, they’ve also included me as a recipient of baby picture holiday cards. Which is kind of an awesome thank you in it’s own right. Glad to see that their beautiful baby girl is enjoying her fairytale bedroom.

I’m back! I’ve been a bit busy with work for a while and havent been around. A couple trips to Texas in the past two months (Houston and Austin) for art installations, and a number of commissions back to back.
The commissions I’ll upload as soon as I get the okay from the clients to do so. Also working on new JDGAFs and a comic for an art collection book of stories, as well as some paintings, small and large, and a number of ink drawings. The ink drawings I can share here now, because I feel like you may be going through some art withdrawals by your favorite JG.

So, be sure to scope out these new pieces, and keep an eye out for a week of various intermittent uploads.

Decay_2014_inkandMicron

“Decay”

micron and ink on paper, 2014

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ReflectiveSavade_2014_inkandMicron

“Reflective Savage”

micron and ink on paper, 2014

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GribbleSaysHi_2014_InkandMicron

“Gribble says Hi”

micron and ink on paper, 2014

Back in March I had made a bunch of small little drawing/paintings for a show, using wood scraps from a studio I work at. Recently re-found a few dozen of the pre-cut panels and decided to start playing with them. Currently have 6 drawn out, 2 of which I finished up the painting work on.

Going to put stands on the back of these so they’ll be ready for display on a shelf or desk. Still need to put a sealant on them, and sign the backs. Then I’ll be selling them through my Etsy store along with many other things I have up there.

The wooden pieces these are on vary a little in size as they came from scraps (recycle and reuse), but are mostly around 4.5″ tall by 2.75″ wide, at about 1/2″ thick wood.

Baby Dragon Moments
Watch as a young dragon attempts it’s first fiery breath, getting only a few coughs of smoke.
BabyDragonMoments

To Make a Dwarf Cry
Invite one of your height deficient adventuring companions to a tavern without bar stools, and see the patience of your average Dwarven warrior dissipate.

ToMakeADwarfCry

A while back I was asked by a client if i could do a fantasy landscape for their home. They wanted something that was very softly done, still having details, and conveyed some sense of atmosphere. After pitching around some ideas, they had agreed on a rough sketch I’d sent them, which i then turned into a painting. It’s not sharp at all, as the idea was that it’s almost mysterious.

 

Also these are simply pictures from the studio, as I didn’t have a chance to scan it before I sent it off, so the quality may be a little fuzzy.

Here your go.

 

AdventureTime

 

and a closeup of the castle in the distance.

AdventureTimeCastle

 

The couple was very happy once they saw the piece, and even sent me a picture of it on their wall once they had put it up. I’m glad they are enjoying it, as once the piece was started, it could only have been for them.

Part of why I love my job is giving people a visual that they can imagine, but can’t create. There is a magic involved in sitting down with someone and hearing what they have in their head, then showing them a sketch that you’ve interpreted from their story, and seeing the smile when they say “That’s almost exactly what I was thinking! How’d you do that?”

“Magic”, enjoy those first steps and live the journey.

 

JG