Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quest for the Golden Chalice

This is a game cover I did for Team Pixelboy. Its for a game called Quest for the Golden Chalice which is a fantastic remake of an old simpler game with the same name. This is the art without the added title as the added space at the top would suggest.
What's not to like in this project? Dragons, cemeteries, bats, chalices, castles, wizards, bridges, fun!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Night Owl

Here is a little monochromatic painting of a  Barred Owl done for an Art Auction here in Peterborough.

I called it Night Owl

9"x9" without 'frame' (Small enough to scan!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fan Expo

I will be attending Fan Expo 2012 in Toronto from August 23-26 and selling some new work. It will also be fun checking out the sea of artists celebrities and vendors waiting to take my money. (which I will gladly give)
Appearing personally will be this guy, extra points for those who can name his character seen here standing on a pile of dead....undead. If you live in the GTA and are interested in comics, video games or the sci-fi and horror genres, you would do well to get yourself to Fan Expo! Treat yourself to that replica Lord of the Rings sword you've always wanted or better yet, buy prints and buttons from me.

Monday, June 25, 2012

So High

In the spirit of the wildlife paintings I've been doing for Parks Canada, this is a falcon I painted for my dad on his birthday. (American Kestrel) My father raised one of these when he was a young lad. For real.
I bet you had a goldfish.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Here is a new video game cover I have been working on lately. The game is called Module Man It feels weird depicting such lovable animals as fierce enemies opposing our valiant hero. I've never seen an angry turtle, somehow a knight head on a tank body is more believable haha. This composition required a lot of revisions but benefited as a result of them. all in all, a fun project!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Process: Slow and Steady

Hi there. I thought I'd try something different while talking about one of my latest projects for Parks Canada. I was asked to paint the turtles of Ontario's Trent Severn Waterway for identification brochures and posters.(following the snakes and Frogs series) I documented most of my painting process while painting a Snapping Turtle through periodic overhead (badly lit) snapshots. I thought I would share some of the process photos as well as the finished Turtle.
It is still quite a challenge for me to paint from multiple references and end up with convincing light/shadow and colour so I took photos of my process to see what's working and what stages need improvement. I think my photography needs improvement.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Here are some of the finished frogs (and toad) I worked on for the Trent Severn Waterway species brochure.