Trying to draw more often, find inspiration by just putting the pen down on paper and seeing where it goes. Did this one tonight.

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hole in the ship croppedOriginal art for the above image (from Green Ronin Publishing’s “Spaceship Zero”) and many other pictures are now listed for sale on my online shop page. Currently 19 works are listed (half color, half B&W). In the coming weeks, I will list more.

Dragonden + Webstore coming soon

This is a painting I did 5 0r 6 years ago. I always liked it and it appeared on the cover of a ‘zine (I think it was called “Footprints”) and maybe 1 or 2 other places in print… but I need to clear out some corners of the studio and refill my money sacks so this and a bunch of other works, possibly including pictures published by Goodman Games, Expeditious Retreat Press, Kenzer & Co., Green Ronin and maybe others will go on sale — probably on another page on this website. I’ll announce it here and on Google+ when it is ready to go. When works sell, I’ll mark them as sold and replace them with new ones. Some of these works (including this one) may also be available for use; inquire if interested in usage rights sbpoag(at)gmail(dot)com.

Dragonden 72dpiClick to enlarge. The painting is acrylic on paper, about 14×17.

Water God – finished

water god finishedOn 10.6.2015 I posted a version of this drawing as a work in progress. Now I think it is done. See the slimy Cyclopean creature rise from the briny depths! Hear the laments of the sailors! “Oh, woe is me, for truly we art fucked,” they cry. Then the water god drags them below and eats their souls.


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(pictured above: bearowl cub)

One in twenty owlbear hatchlings are different from their siblings when they emerge from the egg. Normally, the owlbear has the body of a bear with the head and beak of a giant owl… but the bearowl has the body of an owl with the head of a bear. It has wings and nimbly flies hither and yon despite it’s nearly 300 pound weight and 7+ foot height at full growth. Like the owlbear, the bearowl is a ferocious carnivore… and is possibly more foul tempered than the already irascible owlbear.

Avoid forest glens where the branches of trees and the ground appears to be streaked with enormous amounts of bird droppings and regurgitated human bones mixed with bits of armor, weapons, shoes, boots, buttons, belt buckles and the recently discarded knapsacks and other possessions of unlucky travelers.

Water God (work in progress)

water godInk on paper. Not finished yet.

Obvious Things Department

After years of struggling with drawing symmetrical things and failing, I finally figured out how to do it. Draw half of the thing, scan it, duplicate the half and flip the duplicate and place it adjoining the original. Seems obvious now but I have been struggling with this nonsense for YEARS.

This is a design for a private commission for the back of a motorcycle vest:

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Reptilian Humanoids

ickian lizard man 72Excuse me, sir? Have you read the books of Mr. David Icke? Ludicrous, you say? You think the whole idea of lizard people from outer space interbreeding with humans in order to dominate the world through human sacrifice and witchcraft is preposterous? You have it on good authority via Alex Jones that Mr Icke is a disinformation specialist? Well, that is what THEY want sheeple like you to think.

Fantasy Grounds: The Red Giant

Red Giant 72dpi fThis is a picture I did as a private commission for a DCC Ruleset on Fantasy Grounds. Brett commissioned the piece and gave me carte blanche on what to do… he just said, “Heroes, dungeon, monster…” Fantasy Grounds allows you to play role playing games over the internet with dice rolles, chat and other features built right into the browser.

This is how it looks in the browser:

dcc on tabletopThanks to +Damian Hupfeld for the screen shot.

FROG 2015

I passed a personal milestone tonight — this rather strangely positioned pose of a frog is the last drawing for revised Exquisite Corpses (if the fates are willing). I now have 40+ images that need to be colored and 40+ entries that need to be edited, but this is much closer than I imagined being even a couple of weeks ago. So this is what happens when you don’t have much of a social life — you get a lot of work done!

In case you are curious, one has to do a LOT of searching through images of frogs to find one in a pose like this. The frog is sort of in ‘mid leap’ to nab that bug above him. The folds of skin at the crotch are exaggerated (just a little), but with many of the monsters, who do not normally wear pants or collars or togas, one had to take a little artistic license in order to make the ‘mix and match’ tabs work so you can put a frog’s legs on a horse’s body, a human head on a snake’s body, etc.

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