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Sound the Alarm!

Sound the Alarm!, 12"x12", oil on paper on masonite, 2014.

This is a piece I painted for Fantasy Flight Games from about a year ago.  It was painted for their "Escape from Mt. Gram" deck for their Lord of the Rings LCG.  The description was just to depict a goblin ringing a bell of sorts made from the armor of past victims.  I hadn't really done any evil creatures in a very long time, so I wanted to really show that I can handle the darker side of Lord of the Rings.  Also, I had recently dove head first into Death/Black Metal music and I was really jonesin' for a good demonic painting to paint.

Sound the Alarm! sketch, 12"x12", pencil, 2014.

I had a great time working on the sketch, and the Art Director liked how it looked, so it was approved for the painting stage without any changes.  As you can see, I kinda get a general composition worked out, but I do a good amount of improvising during the painting stage.  Also, I don't do color comps too often.  Like, never...since college.  Of course I would, if the job called for it, but the colors are pretty much worked out in my head.  The final image looks pretty different, especially in the lower right hand corner, and with the cave ceiling.
When I sent in the finally, my AD was very happy with the outcome.  She asked for a higher-res version of the image, which she had never asked for before.  So, I thought they might want to do something special with this image...

Banner on the Fantasy Flight Games Escape from Mt. Gram News announcement website



  1. Great work on the art! I love the LotR LCG, and it's artists like you that make the game possible.


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