This picture makes me happy.
Here is a map border recently completed for Goodman Games. I redacted the text and maps (since Goodman hasn’t published this yet — no spoilers!) but we can see a weird globule creature attacking someone seeking refuge in a palm tree and all kinds of corrupted weirdness around the edges. The maps and text fit into all of the white space.
I find this kind of stuff really fun to do — perhaps because I grew up with a lot of books about medieval art and I always loved the perverse and whimsical little things those monks drew in the margins.
Above is Jethro, champion of the underword, in his bug-head helmet. This isn’t for anything specific — just trying to loosen up my hand (and mind) for some projects I am currently struggling with.
Above is an illustration for Jason Sholtis’ “Operation Unfathomable” book to be released later this year by Hydra Collective. I was lucky enough to be tapped by Jason to provide some art for the book — I think Chris Brandt and Jason himself are also illustrating the book along with other people— but the book is going to be great. The above illustration shows an ‘Underworld ranger’ discharging his lightning pistol at a perfidious mind-bat while another ranger reels from the psychic attack they have already suffered — all creatures and situations from the dark corners of Sholtis’ fertile imagination.
AFAIK, the Operation Unfathomable kickstarter is closed but you can probably get the book through other channels after it is finished; see the Hydra Collective website for more details.
close up of a tiny section of a work in progress. Pen and ink is still my go-to medium I guess… I always have a good time with it. April 2017 ends up being one of my busiest months ever as far as commission work goes.
Recently finished reading “The Night Ocean” by Paul La Farge — a book that inspired me to re-read short story of the same name by Robert Barlow (with some help by H.P. Lovecraft). Lafarge’s book is great, although most Lovecraft fans will probably hate it.
The page above is from a comic book adaptation I did of Lovecraft’s ‘Dagon’ a while back. I’d love to do an adaptation of Barlow’s ‘Night Ocean’ story, but don’t think there is much to draw since most of the story just has the narrator walking up and down a lonely beach thinking.