Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Magic of the Eternal Fire - Final Cover

I just finished up the cover of Magic of the Eternal Fire for Patrik Bergström. I really like the way this one came out. The 'living fire' magic was a special challenge. Next up: working on a map and chapter heading(s) for Patrik.

In personal-art news: I've just revived and breathed a bit of new enthusiasm and life into my long time 'River of Dreams' project. I am hard at work expanding this story and fleshing out the world in which it takes place!

Also: this week I'm the featured illustrator on the wonderful VSS blog! You can read an interview with me HERE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ever After

I mentioned that I got MARRIED a couple weeks ago to my sweetie Chris. Well, yesterday the official wedding photos arrived in the mail! Rob of Rob Grant Photography did a stunning job. Here are a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Magic of the Eternal Fire - Color!

I got to do one of my favorite illustration bits today: work out a color-scheme. =)

Much care was taken on the greens chosen for the magic, its intensity, warm-cool balance, and making the wizard recede. I love how this has come together over the past few hours!

Many many hours of work to go until finished, of course, but very much looking forward to painting this one.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Magic of the Eternal Fire - Sketches

I just started a new cover for Patrik Bergström in Sweden. This is for a children fantasy chapter book/series that translates roughly to: The Magic of the Eternal Fire: Tim and Corinthia.

I'm quite excited about how this is turning out so-far and can't wait to start playing with color and light!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tide of Avarice - Book! =)

So I just received a package in the mail from Mr. John Dahlgren in Switzerland with a beautiful printed copy of The Tides of Avarice!

In case you missed my previous post on the remaking of this cover, etc, you may follow this link: Here. The final printed book looks amazing. I especially love the embossing detail on the title text!

In other news: I made SPECTRUM 18 this year!!! Those of you who follow the industry know that this is a REALLY BIG deal. I am super-excited and very honored to have one of my works included alongside those of my illustration friends and idols =)

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