Here is a video of a session from APE 2013 of me painting the daughter of my High School friend!
Jak and Daxter 4 - An ominous tower city alone in a barren world...
Some pieces from the never produced Jak and Daxter 4 video game from Naughtydog studios. I can't remember the original mandate here,. except for the fast that the city was self contained and had "lots of pipes, everywhere" I recalled a puzzle from when I was a kid called "verticalville" drawn by Bob Martin. It was a cartoon city with each building atop the last and railways airports pools, and all you could need packed into one place. this is sort of a gloomy version of that suppose.
Leighton, Ingres, and Remington at the Met in NY City!
I have never seen this Leighton- there was a special Pre-Raphaelite exhibit this was part of. (it might still be up, I['m not sure)
Ingres has a great personal style in his portraits, giving the body and face a very recognizable look. Degas was a big fan of Ingres and collected his work. Both went to the same school and believed in strong draughtsmanship- the connection between the two is very clear when you look at each of their drawings..
I love the spots of color in the shadows on that cowboy- mixing colors in blobs in stead of doing it on the palette. such a great example of this!
John Fleskes joining the blissfulness of Howard Chandler Christy's ladies!
This cafe in NY has reopened and is now called Leopard des Artists...
I highly recommend the art and the food is good too!
Here's a great video put together by Flesk Publications of one of my painting demos from Last year! I'll be there Saturday and Sunday again this year and will be Painting demo portratis in oil again. Stop by and say hi!
D&D Player's Handbook- 5th edition art!
-My painting of a Monk concentrating on some spell casting...
Thanks Jon Schindehette for the commission and Kate Irwin for her Art Direction.
It was so fun to realize these images for D&D. I would spend hours waiting outside the hobby shop reading D&D books..., well, mostly staring at the art! Now I get to be one of the artists. A real privilege. Thanks also to my cousin Steve for buying me a D&D set for Christmas when I was about 7 years old! ;)
Ill be teaching an online Fantasy illustration class at LAAFA in a few days- registration closes the 3rd of Sept! get in fast! :D
Have a look at the website for more info!
D&D Player's Handbook- 5th edition is out!!
-My painting of a forest encounter between an Elf and Hellhound.
Thanks Jon Schindehette for the commission and Kate Irwin for her Art Direction. It is so cool to be in this book- As a kid I stared at the pictures in the early editions of this and the other D&D manuals over and over. I couldn't play the game so well, but my enjoyment was more from the art really. I hope kids today will enjoy the art like I did, maybe more, since these pages are all in color and the edition I had was black and white!
This piece can be found in a cropped format on page 206.
I made the top 15 Art Professors in LA! This is such an honor, and it is of all the arts professors, such as music theatre and visual arts.
Several one-of-a-kind custom box art purses that will be available at Comicon San Diego 2014!
Fine Art print trading card sets!
-Randomly selected framable prints in sets of 10
-Some packs contain ORIGINAL sketches
-Some packs contain limited edition watercolor prints in editions of only 15
One of the latest products that will premiere at Comicon 2014-
A new sketch, "Summer Meadow" colored pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper. 8" x 10"
Another little commission sketch~ I like the peacefulness of this one..
5" x 7" Colored Pencil and watercolor on paper.
A commission sketch from Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!
5" x 7" Colored Pencil and watercolor on paper.
ImagineFX sketchbook special
In the 180 page sketchbook special #1 you can find 4 pages of sketches of mine.
you can find it here for digital or paper purchase~
I'm part of another Kickstarter! My friend Greg Preston will be doing a photo book of artists at Spectrum live to be published by Flesk!
The new Spectrum Fantastic Art Live show book Kickstarter campaign is now live:
John Fleskes, president and publisher of Flesk Publications, teams up with renowned portrait photographer Greg Preston to produce a special book created on the showroom floor of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event, held May 9-11th in Kansas City, Missouri. Sessions: Spectrum Fantastic Art Portraits will feature the art, a brief bio, and a portrait created by Greg Preston of at least 50 of the creators behind today's best contemporary fantastic art.
Artists to be included in the project to date include: Allen Williams, Annie Stegg, Bill Carman, Camilla d'Errico, Cory Godbey, Craig Elliott, Dan dos Santos, Daren Bader, David Palumbo, Donato Giancola, Edward Howard, Frank Cho, George Pratt, Greg Spalenka, Iain McCaig, Jackson Robinson, J. Anthony Kosar, John Picacio, Justin Gerard, Justin Sweet, Mark Chiarello, Mark Schultz, Omar Rayyan, Paul Bonner, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Steve Rude, Terry Dodson, The Shiflett Brothers, Tim Bruckner, Virginie Ropars and Wayne Barlow.
Spectrum 21 accepted a painting! Fire Goddess from Legend of the Cryptids~
A Character design and Painting class I am teaching at LAAFA. (Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art)
Animation Guild Members will get a discount, as this class is offered as part of the grant program!