Saturday, October 1, 2016

More Star Wars RPG Art

Meeting in Operation Elrood

I scanned in a smattering of pieces. I am super swamped right now finishing a couple books, but took a little time this morning to post some things.

It is interesting to look at work you did 20 years ago. I would make some different decisions now.


Jabba's Barge from Star Wars 3rd Edition

T-47 Speeder also from 3rd Edition



From Fantastic Technology


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show

Tortured Dreams

Right before The Force Awakens came out, Kevin Necessary and I talked about doing a Star Wars tribute show. We knew at the time, we were too crazy busy to do it but the topic kept coming up and Kevin suggested having his good friends at Brew House host the show.

Fortunately for us, they were up for it! Next, we had to cajole our many busy artist friends to participate. We are overwhelmed with the results!

See the total artist list here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1055581011181549/

Also, Anthony "Tank" Mansfield, Jaimie Filer, Justin Stewart and I will be making live art during the show.

The show is at Brew House on 1047 East McMillan from 6-1l.

I will be auctioning off my live art to Force for Change and BH will also be donating a portion of food and drink sales plus any other donations.

Most of the art on the wall is for sale too. I have five new Star Wars pieces up.

Finn from The Force Awakens
Fabrication
It is fun to dip my toes into the Star Wars universe once again. As those who reads this blog know, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I did quite a bit of illustration for the Star Wars RPG for West End Games. Interior art and card inserts for 13 books to be exact. I only show 12 here because that makes a nice block and I cannot remember the last.

West End Star Wars Game Books with my art
Hope to see everyone on the 4th!

Nice coverage here by WCPO: http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-local-artists-unite-for-star-wars-tribute-show

Finally, every artist wrote a blurb about what Star Wars meant to them and a favorite quote. Here is mine:



A piece from Operation: Elrood; one of my favorites done all old school in marker, ink, pencil and airbrush

Friday, October 2, 2015

Dragon Magazine #306

Urban Traps

by Penny Williams, illustrated by Christina Wald 25 devious devices make any city a place to fear, a place to steal, and a place to adventure.

This was a fun illustration done in 2002! There is a lot I would handle differently if I did it now...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stock Ships: Kazellis Light Freighter

Kazellis Light Freighter from Stock Ships
I found this illustration while looking for something else. It was completely misfiled but I thought it was a sign to scan it in.

It is a Kazellis Light Freighter from Stock Ships in ink and marker.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy Force Friday!

Bacta Transport

From Platt's Smuggler's Guide

Space Battle! Not sure which book; this art has a label but I do not know what it refers to...
Happy Force Friday! Some art from several books I illustrated for West End Games. As with all this art, it is all old school pen, ink, marker and airbrush.

I actually, if you can believe it, used to mail the original art to the publisher. FedEx was a close friend back then...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dune CCG Art



Baliset
Here is a blast from the past of some of the cards I did for the Dune CCG in the 90s.

As has probably been chronicled before by other artists from the project, we at first were directed to make it look like the movie and then later were told not to in later sets.
I could not find the cards to of my favorite paintings for the sets and did more of them than I thought. I hope I can find the rest. Many of the original art scans are on long forgotten zip drive cartridges(I DO NOT miss those)…

Of course it is crazy to find anything you did 18 or so years ago. (And I do hundreds of illustrations a year, do the math and imagine an episode of Hoarders and you get the idea of how many books, cards, paintings etc. I have…)

It is funny to look at them now. I would probably make some different design decisions. Many of the illustrations look like they take place in a hotel (perhaps an art deco Hilton in desperate need of a remodel?) and I like to think I would make better composition choices now…

FUN FACT: The model for this illustration was in my Industrial Design class at UC and is a designer at Hasbro. He also is in some  on my D & D art and a couple other games.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Battletech CCG: Cerberus

I recently ran out of business cards and had a pop culture gallery show coming up so I took some of the gazillion blank backed cards Wizards of the Coast used to give the artists and put labels on the backs. It was a big hit.

At this week's illustrators lunch, I gave one to an illustrator who worked for Ral Partha back in the day. He said he actually designed this mech. How cool is that? I probably bought that miniature too since when I did assignments for FASA, I tried to buy them when possible to draw from.

More Middle Earth

Here is a smattering of the cards I did for ICE's Middle Earth CCG in the mid-90s. I will gradually post them here. Some are not ever scanned if you can believe it!

By the way, if you are a Tolkien fan, I cannot recommend The Tolkien Professor enough, especially his Silmarillion Seminar. You with thank me later...


Chill them with fear...

An somewhat threatening tree...
The King under the Mountain
Dol Guldur

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dragon 236

Every once in a while I find I piece I completely forgot about. We have been renovating our home library and had boxed up all of our books and magazines while the shelves were being built and installed.

As my sister-in-law Karen was going through the books (she is helping us organize the space) she had me go through the old issues. I remembered it after I saw it, but it is funny how it completely was off the radar. I do not even know where the original is.

I did the painting in early 1996. I cannot believe I put the priestess in flip flops. Maybe I was just a fashion forward thinker since now they are worn by everyone for every occasion.

But a priestess? Maybe...