Dack Fayden

Dack Fayden
Not too long ago I was given the opportunity to paint the cover for the very first issue of IDW's Magic the Gathering comic. I love comics and I love Magic so I was pretty excited. In addition to the cover I was also tasked to design the visual look for the hero/planeswalker Dack Fayden. The character was to be a charming thief who could talk his way out of just about anything, but wouldn't shy away from a fight if it came down to it. For the cover I was asked to show Dack embracing a noble woman while at the same time snatching her necklace.

Withengar Unbound / Elbrus, the Binding Blade

Withengar Unbound / Elbrus, the Binding Blade
Here is the initial sketch for Withengar Unbound painted for MTG's Dark Ascension. It is a double sided card. The other side being "Elbrus, the Binding Blade." Notice the demon's missing finger on the original sketch. I intended for the blade on the reverse side of the card that summons the demon to be carved out of that missing claw. In the end the demon had to be redrawn to be as a large as a building so that gag had to be thrown out.

Here is the finished art for both sides of the card:

Beguiler of Wills

Beguiler of Wills
This painting went incredibly fast. It was a rare occasion where I had the image in my head, went for it and didn't meet any obstacles on the way. Such fond memories... too bad that only happens about once a year.

Requiem Angel (Dark Ascension)

Requiem Angel (Dark Ascension)
This is a piece from Magic: the Gathering's Dark Ascension release which is coming out soon. I don't paint angel imagery often. The idea of humans with wings is definitely cool but it is always hard to shake the religious overtones. That aside, I thoroughly enjoyed trying to capture the sorrow laden atmosphere that the art description called for. 

Trouille-la-Mort

Trouille-la-Mort
I am working on a series of young adult book covers for a french publisher called Trouille-la-Mort. The original english series is called Scream Street. The stories revolve around a boy werewolf, a girl mummy and a boy with vampire parents (he is not a vampire, but he pretends to be). It's a great project to work on and I have to admit I had fun reading it. 

Trouille-la-Mort

Trouille-la-Mort
I am working on a series of young adult book covers for a french publisher called Trouille-la-Mort. The original english series is called Scream Street. The stories revolve around a boy werewolf, a girl mummy and a boy with vampire parents (he is not a vampire, but he pretends to be). It's a great project to work on and I have to admit I had fun reading it. 

Holiday Covers

Holiday Covers
I recently had a lot of fun illustrating four holiday covers for Science Fiction Book Club. All four focus on Santa getting the job done in different settings. It was a great change of pace and gave me a chance to create images where line carried most of the weight instead being fully painted illustrations. Here they are: