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Saw this on “Pain Train” comic, and just had to share!2014-05-16-Borrowers

This latest Steampunk project I’m working on makes me feel like a hoarder… “Oh, hey, are you gonna use those old industrial stove parts sitting in your dumpster? No? Can I have them?!!”

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From the Art Blog: New Technique

I picked up a new technique at an artist demo during Blizzcon a few months back, and have been very happy with it! I thought I would share the result:

Step 1: Sketch
Sketch

Step 2: Fill in three color levels (shadow, medium tone, highlight)
Colors

Step 3: Use the mixer brush tool to blend the edges of the color
I3

Step 4: Add details/textures and polish
Inspiration_Web

Step 5: Profit! (hopefully)
But seriously… check out the prints and merchandise at Society6.

This technique has saved me a boat-load of time. Most of my paintings prior to this one took several months to finish… this one took a week. Now, to be fair, this painting is much less complex than, say, “Steampunk Geisha,” but still, the time saved has been enormous, and I’m looking forward to doing many more paintings this way!

Original article from my art blog

New Technique

I picked up a new technique at an artist demo during Blizzcon a few months back, and have been very happy with it! I thought I would share the result:

Step 1: Sketch
Sketch

Step 2: Fill in three color levels (shadow, medium tone, highlight)
Colors

Step 3: Use the mixer brush tool to blend the edges of the color
I3

Step 4: Add details/textures and polish
Inspiration_Web

Step 5: Profit! (hopefully)
But seriously… check out the prints and merchandise at Society6.

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This technique has saved me a boat-load of time. Most of my paintings prior to this one took several months to finish… this one took a week. Now, to be fair, this painting is much less complex than, say, “Steampunk Geisha,” but still, the time saved has been enormous, and I’m looking forward to doing many more paintings this way!

Source: From the Art Blog (http://MyDragonAteMyHomework.com)

From the Art Blog: Mugs!

From my art blog.

Whew! So creating merchandise of art is much more challenging than it would at first appear. I have spent the past six months or so trying to find a good company to provide merchandise to my customers, and after testing out eight or so companies that offer printing and shipping services, I think I’ve finally got a pretty solid provider in Society 6.

Then, of course, there’s the challenge of actually formatting the art to work on merchandise. For instance, while a painting looks like this:

Steampunk Geisha

the format for, say, a coffee mug is more like this:

Mug Layout

And every single piece of merchandise is different! So, more will come out as I format it. But, I am proud to say that all of my completed pieces now have a corresponding coffee mug, which look something like this:

SPGMug

and are all available for purchase here.

Enjoy!

Mugs!

Whew! So creating merchandise of art is much more challenging than it would at first appear. I have spent the past six months or so trying to find a good company to provide merchandise to my customers, and after testing out eight or so companies that offer printing and shipping services, I think I’ve finally got a pretty solid provider in Society 6.

Then, of course, there’s the challenge of actually formatting the art to work on merchandise. For instance, while a painting looks like this:

Steampunk Geisha

the format for, say, a coffee mug is more like this:

Mug Layout

And every single piece of merchandise is different! So, more will come out as I format it. But, I am proud to say that all of my completed pieces now have a corresponding coffee mug, which look something like this:

SPGMug

and are all available for purchase here.

Enjoy!

Source: From the Art Blog (http://MyDragonAteMyHomework.com)

First Cover Art Commission

My first cover art commission is complete, and the book is officially available for sale. I’ve read (devoured) it, and I highly recommend it! It’s available on Amazon Kindle.

Iron Star - Cover Art

Also finished recently, the cover art for a short-story prequel, also delightful, and available for sale:

Upfall - Cover Art

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Video: Making of My Dragon Ate My homework

I took all the saved versions of My Dragon Ate My Homework throughout its development, put them in chronological order, and added some rockin’ background music :) Enjoy!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjSWSRVy0iQ]

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