This guy is for a personal project that I will hopefully get around to finishing….. one day. I designed and did the pencil illustration in my sketchbook, then scanned it and inked and coloured the image in Sketchbook Pro.

Scenes from Tomorrow. 2

Quick Vistas sheet 2 V1.3
These are the second sheet of quick painting thumbnails based on the theme "Scenes from Tomorrow".
I blasted them out trying to spend no more than one hour on each panel.

Sith Lord


Sith Lord- I need to do more Sci-Fi. Happy

Bloodborne V2

2nd "Blood borne" box art concept piece for Origin studios, Inc.

Bloodborne V1

"Blood borne" box art concept piece for Origin studios, Inc.
I really like how this came out and much prefer it to the second version.

Tower & the Dragon

This was painted using a Huion 19" digital display. I had never used this kind of technology so it was an interesting experience for me.
The whole process started out with a pencil sketch- which I recorded. I then scanned in the sketch and painted over it- this I also recorded. I have posted both videos here:

They serve as a review for the Huion light table and digital display that I used to create the painting.


Kaboom! sticks

Had fun creating a few pages in something that is not my usual style.
I pretty much developed these guys on the fly with a little help and advice from my kids- and a whole world of characters and adventures started to grow.
Maybe given time I'll get to show more of this strange land. Time to go buy some lottery tickets. Happy

Captures & Calamities INK

This B&W illustration of the “Captures & Calamities” book cover was commissioned by Chris for a t-shirt.
I loooove working in black and white, and so was thrilled to do this.

Working in B&W got me salivating to do a comic……
I’m going to have to head to comic con with a sandwich board or something. Happy

Captures and Calamities


Captures and Calamities is a book cover commissioned by Christopher Kastensmidt for his “Elephant and Macaw banner” series.
This is the fourth book cover that I have done for him- and every time it gets more fun.
Check out his stuff here:


Lost city


Game in a frame for a really exciting game concept in development at Gamecloud studio’s….. wish I could say more.

They've found us...


In my youth I spent many a weekend happily locked away in friends bedrooms playing “role playing games”.
Although we enjoyed “Traveller”, “Call of Cthulhu” , “Paranoia”, etc; my favorites were always the “sword & sorcery” games-
“MiddleEarth”, “Runequest”, and of course “D&D”.
This painting is kind of an homage to those wild and varied adventures that my friends and I went on.
It represents one often repeated moment. A moment that always managed to lift the hairs on your neck.

“They’ve found us...”

At that point you knew it was game on.
People got in character, acted heroically, and fought monsters with dice.


The last egg

Years ago I did some concept art for a game called “Dragons Bane”.
In a nutshell the game was a Dragon “simulation”- nice idea, never got made.
I came across some of my old sketches and decided to do a quick painting of one of them.
As usual I used SBP, and did some tweaking in PS.


Lame title- I know. Happy
Didn’t know what else to call it. It was commissioned by an old associate of mine and he was nice enough to let me put it on my site.
It was almost entirely done in SBP, but I did some of the magic in PS as well as some selective palette manipulation.
Had lot’s of fun doing this (Thanks again Ed!).
Hopefully I’ll get the chance to do more Sword & sorcery, D&D type stuff in the future.

After the Battle

Conan- post fight, steaming, and covered in blood. Happy

Pretty stoked on how well this piece came together. I started out with a full ink illustration (check it out in the illustration section) and then painted over it.
If you want to know how i painted it check out my "PROCESS" section.

I used SBP and PS.

Gruesome discovery

Gruesome discovery
This is my fourth piece for Chris Kastensmidt for his book series “ The Elephant & Macaw banner”.
Check it out at
I love illustrating this rich world. Go Chris!
This painting has our heroes encountering the “Capelobo”- a fearsome creature from South American folklore.

I used the new version of Sketchbook pro to paint and used Photoshop for the occasional “dodge & burn”. Happy

Hope you like it.

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing.
I have always been a fan and was recently re-reading “Infernal Triangles”.
I remembered how much I loved the colour’s and the design of the melancholy monster.
I had an idea of him pondering his life, loves, and situation. A private moment where he is just plain bummed out.
Maybe it’s because I had the flu while working on this and was pretty miserable myself. Happy

Drawing & inking it drove me nuts. Colouring the damned veins was a Theraflu induced nightmare.
I’d love to do more “Swamp Thing” though- I just love the texture of him & his world.

Thankyou to Autodesk for finally releasing SBP 2011. It is awesome and crashes considerably less than the last release.

The Fellowship

The fellowship
Finally a LOTR painting!

I spent to much time on this one, noodling away the hours. I am a huge fan of the books and movies, and wanted to do my take on “The Fellowship”.
Purists may argue that I have made Frodo too sickly looking for this relatively early stage in the story.
My interpretation is that the ring is constantly wearing on him and draining him- especially when Gollum it’s former owner is around.

I started out using Painter; but reverted back to SB (despite it’s crashes). I also used Photoshop for the odd “dodge & burn”.
Wish I hadn’t made it so damned tall. It looks great when printed out; but is tough to see on a computer screens aspect ratio.

Hope you like it.

Oludara and the Dragon

Oludara & the Dragon
This is a piece I was commissioned to do by an old video-game associate of mine for a series of short stories he has created.
Oludara is an African dragon hunter who kills this particular beast through the cunning use of an elephant. It’s a great story that I suggest you check out at his site-

I used Sketch book pro to create the illo & had a great deal of fun doing it.

Giant hunter

I had an idea for a a painting where some guys were setting a trap for a giant.
After screwing around with it for a few days it just wasn’t working. So then I evolved my idea- what if it were the results of a failed attempt on a giant.
A guy being chased, running for his life, with only one arrow left.

I used SBP.

Tempted by Faerie

Tempted by Faerie
I had an idea about Faeries leading crusading knights astray. Kind of like land bound mermaids, the knight would be drawn by their singing and beauty.

I used SBP and Painter to create this piece. I think I got a little carried away with the dodge and burn tool (which is easy to do cos they are awesome).

A horse, a horse

Based on Shakespeare's Richard III.
This was my first foray into Painter. I used a loaded oil brush that left a wonderful texture. I attempted to keep it as loose as I could.
I am very happy with the way the blood came out. Happy