Friday, June 14, 2019

Designing a Fantasy RPG Poster


Just finished a super fun design of icons of the different classes in fantasy role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.  Each image was done with colored pencils on paper while the background was sponge painted.  We have been playing D&D 5e with a couple groups and are having a blast.  So I thought I would make something that goes well in our game room downstairs.  I title it, "Tools of the Trade". 

The icons and respective classes (left to right, top to bottom) are as follows:

Paladin - Winged helm
Monk - Fist
Fighter - Sword/shield
Druid - Antlers
Bard - Lute
Healer - Radiant mace
Barbarian - Axe
Wizard - Potion and magic staff
Warlock - Horned skull
Ranger - Bow and arrows
Sorcere - Fireball
Rogue - Daggers

Here's a Video of the Entire Process:



Rough draft







Finished Poster:

Tools of the Trade: Prints available


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mountain Photography - Winter 2018/2019


Mount Princeton a fourteener in Buena Vista Colorado at sunrise in Winter 14ers
Mt. Princeton Sunrise


This year, I'm working on a handful of four season photographs from Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the Collegiate Peaks area near Buena Vista/Leadville.  This is kind of a cool new experience for me in that I get to visit these locations four times (or more) in one single year and get to explore a little deeper and see the different moods of the landscapes.  It is amazing how drastic a mountain scene can change over the course of two or three months!  Totally looking forward to putting all these photographs together side by side at the end of this summer.  Winter is my least favorite experience wise.  Not a big fan of waiting for the sun to come up while standing outside in the -10 degree windchill factor, but the scenes themselves look awesome.  In my opinion, mountains look most majestic covered in a blanket of white.


Winter cabin with Twin Lakes and Sawatch Mountains Behind Colorado Leadville
Old Cabin in the Sawatch


Sunrise twin lakes colorado mountains mount hope sawatch range CO



Mount Elbert and Twin Lakes in Winter near Leadville Colorado
Mt. Elbert (Tallest Peak in Colorado)

Sunrise - Indian Peaks Wilderness from the Front Range

Winter Hallett Peak Rocky Mountain National Park Four Seasons RMNP
Hallett Peak - RMNP




Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Building the Art Studio



....Or should we call it a "man cave"...or a "she-shed?"

I haven't been doing a lot of painting/drawing lately.  This summer we began converting half of our large shed into an art sudio.  With a lot of help from Dad (Grandpa), we framed walls, put in some windows, insulated, dry-walled, sanded, textured, painted, put in a door, flooring, furnishing, ect.   Part way into the school year, the man cave is finished and finally getting some use.  I'm thankful for all the help from Cami, Dad, and even the kids.







Time to start some new art projects!