Thursday, January 16, 2014

Another break in your regularly scheduled programming

Well, this 2D art post is coming sooner rather than later, since a pipe is leaking in the house, and all other plans just got tossed out the window.

This post is supposed to show all the different mediums I have worked with over the years, and how it has influenced the miniature painting.

To start this off, we have a few paintings done with Pebeo ceramic paints.  You can paint these on glass, tiles, metals, etc., and then fire them in a regular oven.  The first piece was done on a piece of stained glass!  This one was painted on a ceramic tile.

This is a watercolor sketch that was done years ago for an illustrated novel I was going to do.  It was done on a piece of cold press watercolor paper, which is something I have not done in many years!

I don't get to do many pastels at all, for a variety of reasons.  First, it is very toxic.  The particles are tiny, like plaster dust, and get everywhere.  They even absorb through your skin.  It is also a very 'transient' medium, and is prone to falling away from the paper.
It was also very hard to scan them to create prints.

However, you can see why I am so comfortable working with weathering powders!
This one was called  Wild Romance.

The we have a watercolor on hot press board.  For several years, I used to do paintings like this for sci-fi conventions.  B5 was my favorite show.  I even met most of the actors (I have one painting signed by Peter Jurasic and one by Mira Furlan!).  There must be a few dozen of these kinds of pieces around...

I loved painting portraits.  This one was called The Eye that does not See.

I shifted towards Celtic mythology, doing several series (have to find those images).  I was very interested in the Pre-Raphaelites... I did many images as an homage to that era.

This one is Sidonia the Sorceress.

Kitties!  Temple Guardian.

These new few images were done entirely in Photoshop many years ago.  Very challenging.

I also used another software called Universe to create the planets.

Tower of Bable.  Another combination Photoshop/Universe project.  I can't remember if I still have my Wacom tablet at the time.  I really miss that.  I know there are many new software packages and hardware that would make this kind of thing incredibly easy today!

This was the toughest Photoshop project.  Again, it would be a bazillion times easier with today's technology.  I probably did this 12 years ago.


  1. I really love seeing your roots. Do you get to do anymore 2d paintings anymore? I would love to see your take on 40k or Rackham type subject matter in 2d!

    1. I don't get to do much in the way of 2D stuff any more, except for banners, tiny murals and bases, etc.

      However, I have done numerous drawings to prepare for armies. I do have a painting that I did of my Inquisitor. That's in the Demonhunters section :-)