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1. Plant Boss

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2. Cap'n Gabberman

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3. Wagon Chase from Hero's Guide 2

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4. The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

The second book in the Hero's Guide series will be out at the end of the month. Some of the art is showing up around the web, so I'll post some here as I'm able.

In this scene, Prince Liam and Princess Ella (CinderELLA) are practicing their sword fighting skills while Prince Frederick hides. He's a total wuss.

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5. Firebird Nest

This is concept for a gameplay arena. It was cool designing a robotic version of the mythical Phoenix.

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6. Puppet Show

This was part of a project I did with Sony. It was fun to turn something puppety into something Steampunky.

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7. Adventure!!

If any of you are old enough to remember the old Atari 2600 title, Adventure, you may or may not appreciate my updated version of some Adventure art. Adventure purists might not like that I messed with something perfect.  Warning!! Answering in the affirmative to remembering this will really date you!! It was published in 1979. 

Let's all take a moment to thank innovation and innovators and creative people everywhere for the advancement of digital arts since this era! This is what the art in Adventure looked like:

Frightening dragon

Insane Castle

I've been super MIA over the past few months. I'm trying to do better and will hopefully be posting more regularly.

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8. Hero's Guide II

Here's the nearly completed cover to the second book in the series. This is a photograph of the actual book - an advanced reader copy. I'm still working on the interiors and there are still a few tweaks to make to the front cover, but this is more or less what it will look like.

That was a lot of characters to fit into one little area and there are just as many on the back cover. The composition was tricky, but there was one thing about it that I loved. When my awesome art director at HarperCollins gave me the description for the cover, she referenced the Paul McCartney album cover, Band on the Run. I pretty much had the Band on the Run song stuck in my head for all the months I worked on this, which made me happy because it's a great song. :)

The book will be out in May.

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9. Rapunzel's Tower

This is the tower Rapunzel lived in until she was rescued.  By herself......   
Yet more art from The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy.

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10. Gustav attacking a troll

I am about half way done with the illustrations for the 2nd Hero's Guide book. I have been going back to reference a lot of art from the first book as I redraw characters for book 2. This has made me want to post more images from the story. The author wrote a hilarious battle between these two. Just ask the lady holding the shovel. It's seriously funny.

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11. Meet Gustav

Gustav is the youngest of 17 children. His mother had two sets of octuplets, then him. He's the prince associated with Rapunzel, but as for saving her....he didn't. Gustav is one of the four Prince Charmings (er, Princes Charming) in The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. Charming he is not!

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12. video game art

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13. Last Pirate Art

And here's the last of the pirate art. The game comes out at the end of October.

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14. MORE pirates...

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15. More Pirates

Some more art from the pirate game.

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16. Pirates!

I did this art for this game.

Same image, pre-painting

And here she is placed on the card for the game.

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17. More Sketchbook Art

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18. From the Sketch Book

Concept of a top secret project I'm working on. Having personal projects to work on in the rare moments I'm not working on work projects keeps me happy and sane.  I love riding the train because it's just about the only time I can find to develop this story.

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19. Sassy Cow

A friend commissioned this bovine beauty.

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20. Blizzard Art

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21. Process

I saved 30 versions of this piece until I had the final. Here are a few of them.

This is the sketch I started with. I was hoping they would choose the middle one, but they didn't.


See the final on the my previous post.

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22. Mount Olympus

I designed this digital image for a theater set and then painted the actual set - WITH REAL PAINT BRUSHES! It's been a while since I've done that. It was really fun, but I realized how babied I am working digitally because my back is killing me now.

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23. A Progression That Proves My Immaturity

I was riding the bus with my kids and I drew them in my sketch book. Then I was at the beach with them and drew a shark eating my daughter.

Then I drew my kids as shark riding adventurers.

And this is where it got really bad. My kids like to tell me really ridiculous things to draw, so this is me riding a giant mutant box jelly fish into victory against the shark riders. When riding a jelly fish, you must be vigilant about the stinging handles at all times.

My parental strategy for keeping children happy consists of drawing dumb pictures and talking about poop, farts or body parts. I'm amazed at how long I can keep them giggling by doing only this.

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24. Tak Environments

I dug up some old Tak stuff today. I think all the Tak stuff I used to post was only characters. It's interesting to me to see these and see how my style has evolved.

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25. A Flying Mermaphrocorn

Mermaid + Hermaphrodite + Unicorn.

Don't ask. I don't want to talk about it.

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