Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Here are a few of the original pieces I was fortunate enough to contribute to this ludicrous tome:
Also, be sure to check out Nick Thornborrow’s post about this as well. Not only did he curate the art for this book, he also created a ton of original content for it.
For those who are interested:
you can pick up the hardcover on Amazon
Or pick up the special edition on the Bioware store.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
(and no, that mubari didn't make it into the game)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
This is also the perfect opportunity to highlight/embarrass some people. I've been credited for too much concept art on Dragon Age. It's partly my natural aptitude for shameless self-promotion, but I suspect it's mostly just ignorance. It's time to put an end to that. These are some of the incredibly talented concept artists whose work is practically bursting out of The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition:
Nick is an exceptional visual storyteller. His work is clean-yet-textural, and cuts to the emotional core of whatever it is he's illustrating. From the incredible fresco load-screens of DAII, to Inquisitions stained glass Chant of Light, to some of the best storyboards I've seen, he can handle just about anything you throw at him. He's also curator, managing both the World of Thedas and the Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
One of my favourite scenes from Fritz Leiber's Swords and Deviltry. I wanted to take my time with an image, and the intriguing, claustrophobic bazaar seemed like the ideal challenge.
This time around, I made sure to save some process images.
I started with simple two inch thumbnails until I found a composition I liked. Then I pencilled up the image at 11x17. Once the pencils were scanned, I did a "lighting sketch" to figure out some of the volumes and light sources. From there I did a clean line drawing (my favourite stage). Finally, I just spent some time moving around the image, cleaning up the values and adding little details.
Monday, January 20, 2014
This daily upload of poor quality photos from my sketchbook is not to last. I'm coming to the end of my brief paternity leave (now a proud father of daughter number two). It's been a rare treat to find this much personal drawing time, and here I've been using it to study instead of have fun (it's still fun). Thanks for lookin' and stuff. This is just a random smattering of whatever reference material I had handy.