Pseudodragon sketch

Posted in Sketches with tags , on May 6, 2009 by sweed


owlbear sketch

Posted in Sketches with tags , on April 30, 2009 by sweed
an owl that is also a bear

an owl that is also a bear

New Sketch 2

Posted in Sketches on April 21, 2009 by sweed


Quick Sketch

Posted in Sketches with tags on April 15, 2009 by sweed
Old man and a raven

Old man and a raven

Quickie – Renfield

Posted in Quickies, Sketches on January 31, 2008 by sweed


Also maybe a Ravenloft character that I will be playing…

Quickie – RuneQuest pics

Posted in Quickies, Updates on January 25, 2008 by sweed

Here’s some more work I just wrapped up for Mongoose Publishing’s RuneQuest. I’ll add these to the main site as soon as I get around to making room for them. I haven’t decided whether I want to shrink down all the thumbnails or just do some site reformatting and divide my work up into pages.








No comic this week – I was doing these instead. I’ve got some new stuff kicking around, and more comics coming up, so stay tuned.

Michael Whelan lecture

Posted in Exhibits on January 20, 2008 by sweed

Well, I just got back from a lecture in Danbury, CT by fantasy/science fiction illustrator Michael Whelan. I’m afraid I really didn’t get to introduce myself or anything thanks to being in a line of people impatiently waiting to get their books signed, but I did get to say hi and listen in on a great talk.

His slide lecture focused pretty much on his career and his thought processes behind a lot of his paintings. What struck me was that in every painting he does he seems to add some secret personal meaning to it to keep himself invested in it. For instance, he came to a slide of a horror story cover he’d done in 1980 and explained how, even though on the surface it’s just a horror story cover, to him it represented a rough time in his life, and there were little vignettes and personal messages seeded throughout the image that meant things to him, even though to everyone else, it was essentially a skull with some smoke pouring out of it. Maybe it’s little obvious to some people, but I thought this idea of “secret meanings” was pretty interesting.

Anyways, if you haven’t checked out Michael Whelan, he’s an awesome painter and in all respects seems to be a genuinely nice guy, so here’s his website link: I meant to ask him a bit about his technique, but I’m pretty sure one of the sci-fi fans behind me was going to beat me with her copy of The Dark Tower that she wanted autographed, so I thought better of it.

In other news, I’m currently working on some more illustrations for Mongoose Publishing’s RuneQuest, so stay tuned for those later this week.

Enjoying: How hilarious the internet is. Especially the three comments and the corresponding three 5-star ratings.
Anticipating: Some RPGin’ next month!
Studying: some books on Pre-Raphaelite painters I got from my local public library

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