HALLOWEEN 2013

HALLOWEEN 2013

HALLOWEEN 2013 Assembled here for your delectation is a hodgepodge of images selected to fit the Halloween season. They come from a wide variety of sources, including concept renderings for book cover assignments, studio sketches, a digital experiment and a couple of more recent...

WINTER’S GLOW

WINTER’S GLOW I wasn’t feeling in the holiday spirit this year, and as usual it took a painting—a gift for visitors of my new website—to get me into the mood of the season. “Yupo paper” is an interesting surface. Don Maitz first recommended it to me, and I was pleased with...

FORGING DEATHWING

FORGING DEATHWING

The general concept for this work was spelled out to me by my art director and contact at Blizzard, Jeremy Cranford. We had met the previous Fall at IlluxCon, and despite being in an annoying loud bar lounge we were able to outline the basic assignment and agree to move it forward.

Before starting, the smart thing to do would have been to examine the actual game to become familiar with the feel of it, but instead I just jumped into exploring dramatic dragon poses and having fun with that. Being told from the onset that the image would depict a raging dragon emerging from a giant ocean maelstrom, I felt I had enough to go on.

HALLOWEEN 2012

HALLOWEEN 2012 We missed out on the actual Halloween day this year due to Frankenstorm, but my mind had been in Halloween for the month leading up to it anyway! After the autumnal equinox each year, night starts to overcome day and my artwork seems to get darker as well. Sort By...

HOLIDAY SCENES

HOLIDAY SCENES A selection of images from the Whelan family cards. “The change of seasons, each with its own palette of colors and endlessly varying skies, is a joy to experience here in the Northeast. While taking my daily walks this time of year, my thoughts seem to drift...

REMARQUES I

REMARQUES I A remarque is a small original sketch done by the artist on a limited edition print or book. “Often when I’m asked to do a remarque, I grumble all the way to the studio because it will interfere with whatever painting I’m working on. But once I get...

HALLOWEEN 2009

HALLOWEEN 2009 “It’s time for Halloween Dreams — “I admit to harboring a special fondness for my excursions to the darker side of things. The cathartic joy of giving vent to the things lurking in the shadows and the viewer’s visceral reaction are a big part...

WARMTH & LIGHT

WARMTH & LIGHT “While growing up in California yellow was my least favorite color, so it’s surprising for me to realize how often I’ve used it as a primary color scheme in a painting. Here is a selection of images featuring summery yellows and oranges.” Sort...

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