Who wouldn’t want a velociraptor as a best friend? I know it’s definitely something I thought about a lot while I was growing up. I mean, sure, playing fetch with your dog is great. It is. But what if you could play fetch with a velociraptor, too? In this piece, I wanted to stay away from the Jurassic Park-style velociraptor. In reality, these animals were much smaller. And I liked the way the smaller critter measures up to the human. […]
I really enjoyed making this piece. It’s the third in my “science fiction in the suburbs” series. This piece features a Tyrannosaur making an appearance at the local bus stop. It’s something that, as a child, I imagined quite frequently (especially at bus stops–I always hated the bus stop, and imagining dinosaurs helped make waiting less of an ordeal). The two teens in the piece are reacting to the Rex with two different emotions: sheer joy and absolute panic. And […]
This is the second piece in my “suburban fantastic” series. I’ve had this particular image in my head for months, and it’s nice to see it all out on paper. Well, digital paper? You know what I mean. The idea here is that there’s a gigantic, imminent threat–a world-ending threat. And the suburban guy in his nice SUV is just, well, ignoring it. Until it shows up behind him with an incinerator. You can figure out the subtext on your […]
Indy author John Wilker contacted me a couple months back and asked if I would illustrate the main characters to his space action/opera series Space Rogues. I jumped at the chance, and I’m glad I did. This project was a lot of fun to complete. There are six members of the crew. From left to right, they’re: Gabe (an Android), Benny, Wil (the captain), Cynthia, Zephyr, and Maxim. I haven’t had the privilege of reading the series yet myself, but it’s […]
I’m super excited about this piece, which I plan to be the start of a series of paintings depicting science fiction and fantasy in the suburbs. I know, the suburbs seem kind of… mundane. But that’s what I like about the idea: merging the fantastic with the mundane. It’s also kind of a new style of piece for me–but that’s also what makes it a bit exciting. Okay, back to the piece: velociraptors. Every time I see a flock […]
This art is definitely inspired by Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder style RPG games. I’ve always loved the art in tabletop roleplaying games, and so this piece was a lot of fun. I can just imagine her breaking in through the window and sneaking up on her prey…. You know, like a rogue assassin type.
This piece started as an image I couldn’t get out of my head. So I’m happy I was finally able to paint it. And even happier that it turned out essentially the way I had pictured it in my brain. (My brain can be good with the pictures sometimes. It’s a good brain. Well. I can’t complain.) If you want prints of any of my pieces, please visit my store! Or check out my portfolio to see more of my […]