Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Return of the Living Dead (sort of)

15x21, oil on illustration board

So some may remember that last year I did a cover for a collection of zombie stories put out by Night Shade Books called The Living Dead. Though it had originally been a simple matter of convenience, my zombies in that painting were modeled after other artists. Well as luck would have it, I was asked to illustrate the cover for the follow-up and the deadline happened to fall a little after Illuxcon 2, which presented a great opportunity to continue the zombie artist tradition. This time around, my zombies are (counting heads from left to right): Daren Bader (, Cynthia Sheppard (, Ian Miller (, Omar Rayyan (, Scott Altman (, Jordu Schell (, Brom (, and Zelda Devon (

Thanks again guys :D

Sunday, December 6, 2009

100 Postcards!

I just finished the 100th piece in my series of postcard nudes! Not to suggest that it's finished, just marking the occasion ;)

5x7, oil on illustration board

see more at

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Visions of Never

this is kind of a side post, but Pat Wilshire (founder of the upcoming Illuxcon) was good enough to share a sneak peek at his new book Visions of Never with me recently and now I'm really eager to get my own copy :)

The book features six fantasy illustrators (Paul Lehr, Don Ivan Punchatz, Richard Bober, Robh Ruppel, Marc Fishman, and Mark Zug), a couple of whom I hadn't even been aware of prior to seeing the book but their contributions are all beautiful. Anyhow, just giving Pat a little plug here. See you at Illuxcon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New work

Gah, feels like forever! I've been plenty busy, though there are only a couple things I can post here at the moment:

16x24, oil on board

12x18, oil on board

also, check the new issue of Heavy Metal out next time you're at the store. It's my first cover for them and I'm really happy with how it came out! Very exciting :D

Thursday, August 13, 2009

if you'll step this way...

In an effort to keep things a little tidier and updates more frequent, I've decided to open a new blog devoted entirely to my postcards and nudes. Check over at for any future work in that series, while this blog will continue to focus on my illustration work, gallery events, and any other odds and ends that don't involve tiny paintings of naked women ;)

But as a proper send off, a few recent pieces:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SDCC! London Miles Gallery! Quickie ships!

So things have been in fast forward this past week getting ready for San Diego Comic Con, which opens today! I've been here since yesterday morning setting up the booth and catching up with long distance friends (and trying to catch up with sleep). If you're hitting the show this weekend, stop by and see us at booth 4813, I'm sharing with Daren Bader (who's just released a beautiful hardbound collection of his illustrations) and Scott Altmann. I'll have originals (illustrations and postcards), as well as new catalogs, copies of Quickie, and a variety of prints. Come say hi :D

Also, Quickie preorders shipped on Monday! They're on their way to the four corners of the globe, thanks again to all who preordered!

And finally, I'll be taking part in a group show at the London Miles Gallery
which opens this weekend. I'm really excited to see how it goes, it looks like a good show and I wish that I could be there to see it! The show is called Candy Coateded Canvas and the theme as described: "[art] which is visually extremely colourful and playful, whilst sparking up memories of childhood, sweets, fantasy lands and those naughty but nice pleasures in life."

My two below along with the show ads:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Two new illustrations

Little update, trying to not let them bunch up so much :P

The Mystic, 17x22, oil on board, done for the cover of my 2009 Illustration catalog

Two of Wands, 12x18, oil on board

Thursday, June 11, 2009

QUICKIE: 58 Erotic Portraits. Pre-order now!

ok, so... Big announcement time!


So, I'm really REALLY pleased to announce that in the very near future I'll be releasing a volume of selected images from my postcard series (year one) as well as related work. The book will be a square format 8"x8", 60 pages, and limited to 150 s/n copies. The books are going to be available late July (I'll have them for San Diego Comic Con) but I'm now taking pre-orders. Pre-order copies are priced at $20 each (plus shipping). Why pre-order you ask? Well...

*The first 50 orders will also receive an original sketch (similar to the ones below) tucked inside*

Honestly, I'm just really excited about this. I've been having so much fun doing these paintings and it makes me so happy to see them compiled into this book. They'll be back from the printers in mid-July, orders will ship asap.

click here to reserve a copy

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Oops, I didn't know this was public yet or I'd have put it in the batch from yesterday:

Skaar 14, for Marvel Comics, 12x18, oil on illustration board

Monday, June 1, 2009

This is overdue...

It's been awhile since I've had a real illustration post, I have to stop letting them pile up like this! Unfortunately I still have pending NDAs and that sort of thing, but here's a batch of work that I can share :)

The Scavenger, for Heavy Metal, 16x22, oil on illo board

Skaar 13, for Marvel Comics, 11x17, oil on illo board

Holmes and Watson, for Nightshade Books, 15x21, oil on illo board

By Blood We Live, for Night Shade Books, 16.5x23, oil on illo board

Shield of Reverence, for Wizards of the Coast, 9x12, oil on illo board

Knight of new Alara (promo variant), for Wizards of the Coast, 12x16.5, oil on illo board

Messenger Falcons, for Wizards of the Coast, 8x11, oil on illo board

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I swear this isn't all that I paint...

but it just happens to be what I'm showing :P Some new illustrations coming soon, promise, just need to get clearance. Meanwhile...

"Rainy Day", 17x17, oil on illustration board

"Kitty Cat", 12x16, oil on illustration board

"Curiosity", 9x19, oil on illustration board

"Mischief", 9x19, oil on illustration board

and selections of recent postcards, all oil on 5x7 illo board:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Still more girls ;)

Some recent postcards and related work:







Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Russian nesting dolls

So awhile back, I was invited by Lana Crooks to participate in a show of custom Russian nesting dolls (you know, those little dolls that stack inside each other?) at the A.Okay Official gallery in Chicago. I was kind of at a loss to how to approach it since it's a little outside my normal thing, but in the end I decided on a sequential theme as oppose to a collection theme. These are probably the smallest figures I've ever painted (starting at 5" tall and ending at 1.5") and also the first time I've used acrylics for anything other than underpainting since I was in school, so I was pretty happy that it actually even looked like anything in the end :P

Honestly, I'm really happy with how they came out. As is always the problem with dimensional work, these just aren't the same in photos, but I'll try:

And close-ups of each individual doll: