Monday, May 18, 2009

Live from Ceasar's Palace!

Here we have a sketch of Mortis Gratuitus, champion gladiator of the arena during the oh-so-short reign of the emperor Pompous Ignoramus. Gratuitus was known for his particularly brutal slayings and was often sent to the penalty box for continuing to kill his opponent long after he had already cut him into small, unidentifiable bits.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mazes and Monsters, part deux

Here we have Theseus, Hero of Athens, battling the Minotaur of Crete. According to what I've read, Theseus found the Minotaur sleeping and stabbed him to death. That's not very sporting, and it's not much fun to draw. This will have a background...eventually.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

An ass-kicking of Biblical Proportions

Out of all the brutal accounts of carnage in the Old Testament (The Tanakh, for those who prefer) perhaps my favorite is the part where Samson lays waste to 1000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. First of all, it's incredibly violent in a Frank Frazetta sort of way and secondly, it makes your Sunday School teacher have to say "ass" which causes uncontrollable giggling. I enjoyed this sketch so much, I'm going to work it up as a full-color piece.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Barbarian Hero

Let me be clear about this: This is not a picture of Conan (TM). This is a distinctly different and legally unrelated barbarian hero. I've never even READ Conan and none of you can prove otherwise. In fact, I've never even HEARD of Conan. Conan who??

Mazes and Monsters.

It always comes down to dragons

You just can't look for work doing fantasy illustrations and not do Dragons. They're just expected.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Horsey Set

There's more to this, but my scanner isn't big enough to show you the wolf that just got an arrow thru the kneck.


Lift with the knees!!

A decent Herakles and a fairly weak Cerberus. I kinda phoned in the 3-headed dog. Steve Prescott Makes multi-headed canines look so effortless. Yeah, I based my Herc on Steve Reeves. Who doesn't?

man with a point-ed stick.

I still haven't seen "300".

A day with the classics.

Okay, so I'm still really jonesin' for retro sci-fi, but I need to market my portfolio to as many RPG companies as possible, and Fantasy seems to be where the bread and butter is. To that end, I started this morning on some more fantasy pieces. I wasn't in the mood for medieval stuff, though, so I decided to get Bronze Age on your asses.