The last of my Creature Collection for StarCityGames.com! (For now..)
It’s weird to me to be just showing this piece now, because I’ve already been able to show off pieces that use knowledge I learned from doing this one (notably, the GP MIami Playmat.) At this point, this guy is over a year old..
Anyway, get your dicebags (sunglasses cases!), playmats (mousepads!), deckboxes, cardboxes, posters, & etc now! I’m very proud to say that they’ve sold out of products early on more than once, so get ‘em while you can! :)
Another StarCityGames.com Creature Collection piece revealed! Like the others in the series, this illustration is printed on a line of trading card game accessories - card sleeves, playmats, deckboxes, cardboxes, and dicebags. They're also being printed as promotional tokens given out by StarCityGames.com for use while playing Magic: The Gathering. :)
This piece was the first time I actually approached the image knowing it was going to be on a playmat. For the others, for various reasons, I did the token first and then expanded it out to fit the playmat/deckbox layout. Because of that, this is the only one with a whole cast of characters. The fun thing is that we then got to give each one their own token! :)
I actually really, really enjoyed doing this piece. I used a different brush set than usual (I honestly tend to stick with the default round) and got really excited about the textures and colors. The little guy in the lower right is my favorite, he just looks so cute. :)
WIP GIF TIME!
HOOO BOY. This one was a challenge!
I got to do SCG’s playmat for Grand Prix Miami in June!
We went through a lot of different ideas and eventually settled on this craaazy crammed beach scene. My thought was that one of the interesting things about playmats is that you spend a lot of time looking at them but not really seeing them, while you’re playing. I wanted to create something that would sort of surprise you every once and again with something you maybe didn’t notice before. :)
Also, I happen to have a lot more WIP shots than usual this time, so I put together a process gif for y’all! :) Should show you just how much stuff I fiddle around with during a painting. No matter how hard I try to plan everything out ahead of time, things always change as I start responding to what I have.
Alright! Another piece released for SCG!
This is actually my favorite of the bunch, but not because of the squirrel - because of the background! I just really had fun painting it and learned a lot that I’ve wound up applying to future paintings. :) I really like the play of flatness with dimension here, and it’s something I’m exploring further in current work.