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Showing posts from June, 2012

Purged by Flame

I just saw that my card, Purged by Flame, has been released on the Fantasy Flight Games website, so I figure it's fine to do a post.  I did this at the same time as the last image I posted, Boon of Tzeentch.  It was a super fun to do, I love to do flames, elves, and purging, so it was right up my alley.  It started with the drawing:
The main focus of the piece was the gauntlet in the flame, so I went with a more severe perspective to put that up front.  I got the ok from the AD and so I moved on to the final painting.
After sending the image to get accepted by the higher-up's, they thought the armor needed to change, helmet needed to be gone, and spear needed to get changed to a shield.  So after painting in those changes, this is what came out:   I thought I was going to change the final image back to the original, because I loved the helmet so much, and I put so much time into getting that right, but the final image does look better.  The armor is cooler and I like the shiel…

Boon of Tzeentch

Finally I am able to release my first piece for Fantasy Flight Games.  It's called Boon of Tzeentch and it was done for the newly released Warhammer: Invasion deck called Fragments of Power.  I don't always push myself to do demonic, dark work all the time so it was fun to get to do a piece like this.

So it started with the drawing: I like to keep my drawings more linear, I've found in the painting stage that makes the image more clear to me, especially if there is a lot of detail, like this one, of which I need to keep track.

Once the art director accepted the drawing I moved onto the painting stage.  It started out where just the eyes were glowing from the power of Tzeentch (and since the character, a chaos sorcerer, had an eye in his hand I thought that would be a nice touch for his hand to glow).  But once the art director saw how that looked she wanted the light streaming from the tattoos overcoming his body.

After a couple "Push this further"'s from the…

Wedding Stuff!

So I got married May 13th.  It was very fun and everything went really smoothly.  I think everyone had a good time.  Sarah and I did the wedding ourselves, and did a lot of customization to make the wedding look as cool as possible.  It started with this:

This was the Save the Date card we sent back in September.  I was highly influenced by a Ukrainian illustrator's, Vladislav Erko, playing cards.  The card's edges were rounded so it the edges looked better in print, like they had been worn.  I did this all in photoshop with my new tablet, it was a lot of fun to try painting that way again, I hadn't digitally painted since college. 
Then we got working on the theme of the wedding, which naturally became based on medieval royalty.  Sarah came up with the idea for the invitations.  They were based on medieval funerary rubbings: I made them to look as close to us while still being stylized.  We were able to find awesome reference of a Danish king, and since I'm Danish, I…