Sunday, December 30, 2007

Finished Commission

Finished commission of Red Sonja. Watercolor and pencil on 16x20 watercolor board.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Clouds in my coffee

This piece on the left is the background for the cover I did for DIARY OF NIGHT #3, on the right. I shifted the color a bit on the final piece. I'm sure I has a reason for it, I just don't remember why. All done in Photoshop.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


I used to take on personal commissions. Most of the time these were fun to do. But my workload got too heavy and I had to stop. When I did stop, there were three commissions on my list that needed to be completed. This is a color comp of one I am finishing tomorrow. The original will be 16" x 20". It is the first traditional painting I have done in a long time. Thanks to a bout with insomnia last night I started the painting and I'm about 60% done. If you can't sleep, be productive.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Digital Painting

I've been using a computer for adding color to art work for a long time. Since 1992, I think. The type of work I enjoy make it look like natural media or better, something in between natural media and digital. I like textures and colors that blend and look a bit messy. I find I am a bit more daring when I have an "undo" command. (Pencil and Photoshop)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007


Anyone who knows me, knows of my love, er, addiction to coffee. Must have it in the morning as soon as I am up and out of bed. I will try different coffees. I have a french press as well as a top notch drip coffee brewer. I like having a Starbucks only three blocks from my house! I have my addiction under control. Really. I did the image above for my wife, Deena. Who also loves coffee.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Chrismahanakwansika!

No matter what holiday you are celebrating this season, let's all wish for peace on Earth.