I’m making time to post to my art blog again–it’s ironic that I haven’t posted in so long because this entire time I have been creating art and participating in arthops and drink and draw events in Fresno–but before I get to all that, I wanted to be sure you knew about my online gallery over at imagekind.com! It’s a collection of art from my … Continue reading Art for Sale at Imagekind.com!
I went through a lot of incarnations of the Echo Girl to arrive at the cover girl. An unusual mix of curls, blue hair, she’s got a mole and a chin dimple. I played with a more realistic look, but I’m still getting used to Clip Studio Pro, so I tried to stay in my wheelhouse while pushing my self with the skin tones. The … Continue reading The Echo Girl
Kizo – The Thousand Mile Journey – A Forsaken Stars Tale is a webcomic posting throughout the summer at forsakenstars.com! Here is the development of the cover and some of the concept art. Continue reading The Art of Kizo
The Fresno Scifi and Fantasy Writers (fsfw.net), my scifi/fantasy/horror blog forsakenstars.com, aisteach.com and Nichole McGhie (SimplyMcGhie.etsy.com) proudly present: The REBIRTH Blogfest The theme/writing prompt is REBIRTH. So whether you are a science-fiction, fantasy or horror writer, the possibilities are endless. Word limits are a minimum of 500 and maximum of 1500 words, so you may want to limit your piece to one o…r two characters and … Continue reading The REBIRTH Blogfest is ON!
Do you live in the central valley in California? Do you love to write science-fiction, horror or fantasy? Do you have a blog/website? Would you like to participate in a writing competition that may lead to a digital anthology for charity? If you answered yes to these questions, or you would like to know what the heck I’m talking about? I am hosting a blogfest/bloghop … Continue reading REBIRTH Project Blogfest over at Forsakenstars.com
I created multiple covers for my short story collection Prelude to Spiral Legion. The winner was selected by readers of my sites forsakenstars.com and facebook.com/spirallegion Here’s the winner and the other versions: You can pick it up at createspace or if you prefer digital, you can pick it up at amazon. If you would like a signed copy, feel free to message me via the “Hire … Continue reading Prelude to Spiral Legion Cover Art
This is probably my most involved cover ever. Pencils, scanned in, then my closest attempt yet at a fully digital painting, letting the digital color paint strokes do most of the talking, but still utilizing some of the original pencil strokes for emphasis in certain areas. There was no specific model for Anjaneia Nui Waikamali’i, but I knew I wanted her to represent women of … Continue reading Our Ocean Wedding Day Cover Art
This one was a bit involved and I worked on it on and off for a few months before it was complete. Have I mentioned that I love, love, love drawing on Borden and Riley paper for ink pens? It just makes my pencil work look exquisite. Once I was satisfied with the pencils, I scanned it into the computer and began laying down darker and darker washes. … Continue reading Cover Art for The Dark Lady
This is a fairly quick digital painting I whipped up for the cover of my ebook short story “The Skies of Mars.” I usually sketch something out and scan it and use it as a base, but for this I wanted to get the frenetic feel of the stormy sky, so I used GIMPs digital sponges and brushes to create the dusty sky and a … Continue reading The Skies of Mars Cover Art
Last year, I illustrated a couple of covers for my fellow Fresno Scifi & Fantasy Writer friend Jim D. Geiser. One of those illustrations can now be seen on his new ebook, The Return of Satan. Here is the art in it’s various stages and variations: The above is the original illustration, penciled and then inked. The perspective was a worm’s eye view, so his … Continue reading The Return of Satan Cover Art