Friday, May 28, 2010

Mesa Falconer - Final

My friends and I have been playing a lot of Magic lately. I could not stop myself from turning this gal into a White rare.

WW(1), Creature - Human Shaman


Whenever you play an Enchantment or Sorcery spell, put a 2/1 White Falcon with Flying into play under your control that has: (tap), sacrifice this creature, It deals damage equal to its power to target creature with converted mana cost 1 or less.

(W): Gain control of target Bird.

What are clouds, but an excuse for the sky? What is life, but an escape from death?
--James Clavell.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mesa Falconer - Underpainting

Here's the underpainting for this one.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mesa Falconer

This is the preliminary sketch for the final illustration for my book. I wanted to end with a bang; a large full page, full color artwork.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


UPDATE - 19 MAY 11: I have recently been having the insane idea to redo most of the illustrations for the A la Carte Rulebook. It took me just under two years to write, typeset/design, and illustrate the entire thing. I cut corners on the illustrations though, because if I had not, then I would still be working on it. The problem is that rushing artwork is no way to build a portfolio. It is no way to get noticed, and most of all, it is no way to improve one's craft.

In a way, I have been redoing the illustrations already (for the past 8 or 9 months). However, lately my focus has been entirely on illustration--and I'll worry about how to fit the work I make into the book later, instead of trying to design and plan it specifically around the needs of the book. So I have updated my portfolio, some old chaff was trimmed and I think it should still be fairly evident which pieces are next in line to be excised ...