Sunday, February 28, 2010

On The Shelves - "The Landscapes" by Richard Schmid

Let me start by saying just this.......This is an AMAZING book! Other publishers should look at this book when they layout all other art books. Not only does this book weigh in at a whopping 11x14 in size, it's also 268 pages with full size images on almost every page, front and back.
I'm so sick of having to buy 5-6 books on one artist to get even a decent amount of his/her paintings in my book collection. I keep having to buy larger bookshelves, and I'm running out of room! With most of these books, not only will you get half of the images in black & white and thumbnail size, a large portion of these are writing. Now, I'm all for reading a good book, but when I buy an art book, I expect there to be nice full page color images. "The Landscapes" does not disappoint!
The soft cover will run you $75, and expect to pay $150 for the HC. Trust me when I say the book is worth every penny!

Here are some images from the book:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Phil Hale Master Study

Last term I taught a Painting From The Masters class. The students would pick one illustrator and one fine artist, and recreate their favorite painting from that master. As a demonstration I picked Phil Hale's "Poorly Casanova" painting. It was a great painting to copy, I learned a lot recreating it. I painted it at 13x20, the Phil Hale original is 38x70.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

D&D Dungeon Magazine Cover

More dragons! As a kid I've always loved drawing dragons. Now that I'm all grown up, there are people out there who will pay me to draw dragons! I don't know if it gets any better than this! Here is the cover for the Feb issue of Dungeon Magazine.

24x36 Oil on Masonite

Monday, February 8, 2010

SWG Illustration

Sorry for not updating more. Been real busy with more work that I will show here later on! Until then here is a piece I did for the SWG set last year.