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Entries on this site with 'artwork'

  • The Quality of Flame
    Another practice sketch from several weeks ago, where I tried to paint the dynamics of cloths against the wind. The fire is actually an afterthought for added drama.
  • The Quality of Rain
    A practice sketch from a couple of weeks ago, where I tried to refine some figure work and painting of skin.
  • Letterboxed
  • Star Trek Hybrids
    So, I drew some cross-species hybridization as Star Trek aliens are wont to do. For example, Spock is a Human-Vulcan hybrid and K’Ehleyr is a Human-Klingon hybrid. A Tholi
  • Brett's Star Wars RPG Group
    Recently, Brett Pisinski of Wicked North Games commissioned a group artwork of the adventuring party for his Star Wars Rebels D6 RPG campaign. Here is the final illustrati
  • Almost Time for Aidilfitri
    Hari Raya Aidilfitri looms at the end of the week. Ramadhan is almost over. Last weekend, I was tasked with making a Aidilfitri card at work. As seen in the image above, I
  • Ruthermore's First Cover: Redux
    The cover of Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet was the first in the series that I drew for Ebb and Folks back in 2011. There was a request for an enhancement of th
  • Ruthermore's Fourth Cover
    After creating the cover of David Leyman's  debut entry of his science fiction story Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet , followed by the covers of two subsequent e
  • Bigfoot Battlemech
    A recent personal commission for a BGF-002 Battlemech with missile launchers, gauss gun and laser cannons. Bigfoot
  • Patreon: Lovecraftian Investigators
    Latest Patreon papermini release from Hishgraphics Papermini Patreon ! Lovecraftian / pulp investigators from the 1920s! All prepared to lose their marbles upon investigat
  • Finn the Human Stormtrooper
    The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser dropped last week at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015. The internet exploded. Meanwhile, I drew John Boyega as Finn, from
  • A Skywhale
    It's been a while since I drew anything. So here's a skywhale .
  • A Red Sky At Morning
    I sometimes draw stuff too.
  • Alterkine RPG Aliens
    I was commissioned by HermaDolph to illustrate ten alien species artwork for the Alterkine role playing game . Behind the scenes story: I completed one piece of this serie
  • Star Frontiers: Balneum Blue
    Last year I illustrated some pictures for Balneum Blue , an article for Star Frontiers RPG . And after more than a year it's finally released in the pages (and the cover)
  • Day of Dredd
    Earlier this week there was a drive via online social networks for a sequel of 2012's film Dredd starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd . Known as Day of Dredd, there were man
  • Random Encounter Runoff
    Because of the Random Encounter in the last blog post...
  • Dunjonworx Card Game
    I drew some tiles for the Dunjonworx Card Game by DwD Studios . Also, I also made door as transparent PNG that DwD Studios can randomly place on the walls of these rooms,
  • Santhe Security Space Trooper
    Once upon a time I designed and drew a Santhe Security Space Trooper just in case any Star Wars RPG game master would like to run a corporate shenanigans campaign involvin
  • Tendaar in Disguise
    Last week, Tendaar the Mon Calamari (from the Age of Rebellion Beginner Box ) played by Ivan snuck into Whisper Base wearing an awesome disguise. I wasn't able to particip
  • Babs
    I drew Babs. Specifically the new Batgirl costume designed by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. Also, yay! 1300th entry!
  • Call of Cthulhu: Cult of the Pale Nurses
    The first confirmed recorded appearance of the Pale Nurses was in a hospice in Massachussetts in 1925, although there might have been unconfirmed activity hundreds of year
  • Cover for My Name Is Not A Number
    David Leyman commissioned a cover recently for his new novella entitled My Name is Not a Number . I read it so I could do art direction for the cover myself and I thought
  • Ruthermore's Second and Third Covers
    After illustrating the cover  of  David Leyman's  first "Ruthermore Heidigens" science fiction novella, Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet , here are two more cover
  • Interior Art for Reign of the Descended
    In the previous blog entry I posted the cover art I made for Heroic Journey Publishing's  Mecha RPG: Reign of the Descended! Currently available on DriveThruRPG ,  Reign o
  • Cover for Mecha RPG: Reign of the Descended
    Heroic Journey Publishing's Mecha RPG: Reign of the Descended has been  released on DriveThruRPG . It's a setting book for  Chris Perrin's Mecha  role-playing game where p
  • Terror of Yolanda Comic Page Process
    Terror of Yolanda is a 10-page comic written by  Angelia Ong  for the  Haiyan Benefit Anthology  comic, which I pencilled and inked. Here is a look at the process of getti
  • Invulnerable Super Hero RPG: Vigilante Edition
    The Invulnerable Super Hero RPG: Vigilante Edtion game designed by Joshua Kubli has been released on  DriveThruRPG . Head on down there to purchase it for some supers acti
  • Mister Beargguy III
    Here's my first ever fan art from the Mobile Suit Gundam multiverse. It's not a Gundam. It's not a Zaku. It's KUMA-03 Mr. Beargguy III from Gundam Build Fighters , the mob
  • Yaya's Super Frog
    Yaya drew a  super hero of her own design for Sila's birthday  earlier in the year. I prettied it up some more for her. 
  • Two Female SWAG Thieves
    No, not art thieves on the Star Wars Artists' Guild . Just drawing two Star Wars thieves as requested by their players for the RPG! My first SWAG requests for the year. De
  • Wandrella - With Stats!
    From the first ever Star Wars original novel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster, is the giant worm known as wandrella . It was visually defined by Chris Sprou
  • Barri - With Stats!
    Like the space slug, the barri is another beast that lives in vacuum. A  barri  breaks down asteroids using its acid secretions with its mouth and absorb its nutrients. It
  • EOTE: Return to Mos Shuuta
    Edged by the Empire Episode 04 Return to Mos Shuuta The Star Wars RPG adventure continues from the previous session with Act 2 of The Long Arm of the Hutt free downloadabl
  • Night's Black Agents: Attack On Titan
    Previously , Nikolai Kaidanovsky , Sami Härkönen , Shiina "Misha" Mikado and Zlatan Kljujic were joined by the French thief Marcel Clouseau in Bucharest who once dealt wit
  • BU-77, Fugitive ARC Trooper
    I once posted about BU-77 the ARC Trooper , my Star Wars D6 RPG character from the  Team: Sabredart campaign, complete with D6 stats. Recently, I found a line art of BU-77
  • Cartol's Emporium
    Cartol's Emporium Jegergryte did not wish to disturb me after I created artwork for his Edge of the Empire group, so he requested an artwork on SWAG. After a month or so w
  • Jegergryte's Crew
    Some months back, I drew some player characters for Jegergryte 's Edge of the Empire RPG player characters. I pushed my digital painting abilities, exercising my skills so
  • Eclipse Phase: Web of the Jorōgumo
    Eclipse Phase: Clouds of a Morning Star continued from the previous session at Wira Games and Hobbies . Location : Aphrodite Prime , about 50 km above Venus' surface. Acti
  • Mecha Kaiju Cover
    After producing some interior artwork for Heroic Journey Publishing's Mecha Mercenaries last year, they commissioned some more artwork for their new supplement, Kaiju: A M
  • Painting Plates
    Since Yaya loves doing artwork so much (just like a certain Pak Yope of hers), we found a place nearby, Paintbrush Pottery , where you can choose something ceramic (a plat
  • Eclipse Phase: The Great White Hunter Job
    Eclipse Phase: Clouds of a Morning Star continued from the previous session at Wira Games and Hobbies. Location : Aphrodite Prime , about 50 km above Venus' surface. Activ
  • Eclipse Phase: Machinations of a Lumpy Space Princess
    The entry title for this Eclipse Phase session report is play on the title of the game Machinations of the Space Princess from Postmortem Press. Gamera Security 's Venusia
  • Pui-ui
    The Pui-ui was a sapient species created by Brian Daley for his 1980 novel Han Solo and the Lost Legacy . (I love the book. I've even ran games that took different gaming
  • Mysterio's Fishbowl Head
    What the world needs right now is universal peace. That, and a drawing of Quentin Beck's head as a fishbowl.
  • Salvage Ops Card Art
    Here are a series of artwork for Salvage Ops card game by DWD Studios . Players play members from four space salvage corporations. Here are five of the gear in space derel
  • Eclipse Phase: A Jovian Jovially Joins
    Last time on Eclipse Phase : Clouds of a Morning Star ... the Gamera Security hypercorp gang was involved in several events, namely Cable played by Kai having a freefall d
  • Salvage Ops Box Art
    I have been working on artwork for card prototypes for a card game entitled Salvage Ops by DWD Studios . The game allows players to take charge of four space salvage corpo
  • Hokusai's New Morph
    In Eclipse Phase roleplaying game, I play the Neo-octopus Hokusai Tarnungshaut . Hokusai used to be in an uplifted octopus in an enhanced octomorph body. Used to. After hi
  • Peter and Tony
    It's been months since I used ink and watercolours, so I drew Peter Quill and Tony Stark to flex the my traditional artwork muscles. Can't wait for Marvel's Guardians of t
  • Pacific Rim: Tacit Ronin
    So I quickly painted the PPDC Jaeger Tacit Ronin , which was seen for about 0.4 seconds on screen in the movie Pacific Rim , Guillermo Del Toro's mecha vs kaiju movie whic
  • Eclipse Phase: Moose Kipper
    Last Sunday, the Eclipse Phase group, playing the members of the Gamera Security hypercorp finished off our investigation of Cloud Nine aerostat on Venus. After their "pat
  • Blixus - With Stats!
    Among the many entertaining obstacles you could use as challenges for players of the Star Wars RPG are creatures. Defeating a critter is a natural Star Wars storytelling e
  • Eclipse Phase: A Hidden Industry
    GOKL 's Eclipse Phase "Clouds of the Morning Star" story arc ( gamemastered by Ivan ) continues from the previous session. Wandering Ina ( played by Andrew ) and DANAI ( p
  • Westward Art: Sneak Attack
    Recently, I was assigned to draw a vertical "sneak attack" scene for Wicked North Games' upcoming Westward RPG. The scene involved a dark-clad assassin about to attack a n
  • Westward RPG: Brawling
    I sometimes use MyPaint , an open source painting program to create my work. It has less features than GIMP, but I love how the brush paint digitally as I move the Wacom t
  • Eclipse Phase: Blimps and Back Seat Driving
    The adventure continued on and around Venus ... even as the atmosphere outside where we played appeared to resemble Venus in texture and colour. But we're not talking abou
  • Monsters of the Shattered World Podcast, Season 2
    In the debut season of Monsters of the Shattered World , an imaginative fantasy podcast that features the story of an adventuring party produced by Brent Newhall, I was co
  • Eclipse Phase: Venereal Problems
    The GOKL Eclipse Phase RPG campaign " Fastball Express " has started up again, and the uplift neo-octopus Hokusai Tarnungshaut is back in action, except he no longer has e
  • Westward Scenes
    Here are some scenes I drew as filler are in the Characters, Attributes and Skills section of the Westward RPG by Wicked North Games. These scenes, also drawn by Alexander
  • BareBones Covert Ops Map
    Here's a thumbnail of a map I drew for DwD Studios ' BareBones Covert Ops RPG. Ultimately S.E.C.T.O.R. base locations will populate this chart. What is S.E.C.T.O.R., you a
  • Balneum Blue: Gnatha Weapons
    I drew some aquatic biotech ranged weapons for a project for Star Frontiersman created by an alien species called the Gnatha. These are living, breathing creatures that sw
  • Steve the Aboleth
    This is Steve the Aboleth . That is all.
  • Additional Tugboats Card Art
    Recently, I was asked by The Sages of RPG to draw three more cards for their fun card game Tugboats . The game is still in beta and it was played during last year's PAX Ea
  • Cover for Five's The End
    Here is another cover commissioned by Ebb and Folks . Five's The End is a novella by David Leyman that completes the trilogy that begins with Three's Company and continues
  • SWAG: Squeak, Claire and Dutch
    I love it when children play RPGs. Their young imagination make any game soar. If there's any way to help introverted children to help express themselves more and be bette
  • BareBones Covert Ops: Rogue's Gallery
    What sort of enemies can you populate your BareBones Covert Ops campaign? What would you model your enemy organisation on? SPECTRE ? SMERSH ? HYDRA ? Cobra ? Here's a visu
  • Hishgraphics Gallery v3.0
    If you hadn't noticed, the gallery on this site had been out of commission for many, many months. Any links to it, such as the one at the top of the left column of this bl
  • Snivvian Long Distance Lovers
    Derf requested a pair of Snivvian lovers for his Star Wars RPG campaign. He plays a Snivvian student on Coruscant who has a long-distance relationship with a holodrama sce
  • Things To Do In BareBones Covert Ops
    Here are more interior artwork for DwD Studios 's upcoming BareBones Covert Ops RPG. Covert Ops allow players to be part of a crack covert team of agents - military or civ
  • Some Goblin Dude
    Been a while since I drew stuff for fun...
  • Issyka
    Issyka is The Secret DM' s fantasy setting for a Play-by-Post game engine. Artwork commission for Issyka? Here you go:   There is a hint of planetary romance with swapped
  • Westward Locations Artwork 2
    This is the second of two blog posts featuring location artwork of cities and prefectures on the planet Westward, where human colonists have been marooned for centuries wi
  • Westward Locations Artwork 1
    More Westward RPG artwork were commissioned by Wicked North Games, and for this batch they have ordered location artwork of various cities and prefectures on Westward. Her
  • BareBones Covert Ops Archetypes
    The hardworking guys over at DwD Studios are developing their own espionage, counter-intelligence and paramilitary game using its BareBones roleplaying system. Here are th
  • Vicious Crucible of the Villa Argentate
    Here is part of a large panoramic artwork I made for Kallisti Press's The Vicious Crucible of the Villa Argentate RPG. A bunch of other stuff is occuring in this walled ci
  • Two More SWAG Pickups
    Two more Star Wars Artists' Guild player character art pickups. I love picking up these requests once in a while for a warm-up sketch before work begins in the morning. Ba
  • D6 Magazine 5: The Space Opera Issue
    The community driven D6 Magazine issue 5 has been released by Wicked North Games. This is the space opera issue with lots of space-based scenarios and stats for the Open D
  • A Mi-Go from a Dream
    Many months ago, I had a nightmare. Well, it's not as much as a nightmare as it is weird things happening in my dream in which I should be creeped out but I don't. I haven
  • Midget Tarrasque
    Tarrasques are the most lethal creatures without a destructive breath weapon in the Dungeons and Dragons mythology. You don't need a lot, just one will do in any RPG campa
  • OSR Handbook Cover
    Cover for Brent Newhall's upcoming OSR Handbook , which will be a guidebook of all existing Old School Renaissance games available. Watch this space for announcement of it
  • Wotsit?
    Back in secondary school, for some reason that I can't recall anymore we suddenly had this bat as our mascot so to speak. Its name, Wotsit the Confused Bat , also popped u
  • Across The Stars
    A follow up post from the earlier D'Kathi alien concept design, here are the final artwork commissioned by Christopher Mennell for his Across The Stars science fiction gam
  • Vader's Imperial Sourcebook
    Click on the thumbnail above to view a bigger image of Vader reading the Imperial Sourcebook .
  • D'Kathi Concept Design
    Christopher Mennell's Across The Stars commission is presently being worked on. Here's a delightful surprise that occurred over email / Google+ discussions of the project.
  • BareBones Experiment Artwork
    DWD Studios came up with a great project suggestion. Somewhat like Wicked North Games' Azamar: The Paradise Fragment project, I was to create a cover and six interior blac
  • Vicious Crucible of the Eburnean Tower
    Here is a large artwork I made for Kallisti Press's The Vicious Crucible of the Eburnean Tower RPG, to be released later. Strange things are happening in and around the Eb
  • Westward RPG Creature Wallpaper
    And here is the latest batch of creatures that inhabit not just the deserts, but the lesser illustrated jungle and tundra of Westward... presented in the form of a 1280px
  • Mecha RPG
    Heroic Journey Publishing commissioned a series of artwork for the Mecha Mercenaries supplement for their Mecha RPG. Here are some, but not all, of the mecha arrayed toget
  • Westward RPG Critters - Part 4
    Some more bizarre alien creatures were commissioned by Wicked North Games for their space steampunk western role-playing game Westward ! While you're riding a shieldhorse
  • Hipster Penanggalan
    A penanggalan with hipster glasses.
  • Westward Concept: Tusker
    So, let me ask you this: what do you suppose is the medium used to draw the above concept sketch of the Tusker for the Westward RPG bestiary?
  • This Pangolin is Precise
    So it came to pass that if I needed to use the new Bamboo Pen graphics tablet , I had to upgrade my operating system. Long story short: I decided on totally replacing my A
  • Westward RPG Critters - Part 3
    This series of creatures I drew for Westward RPG from Wicked North Games is special. I was tasked with proposing and designing these beasts from scratch. Once approved by
  • Some Sordid Sampling of Sahuagin
    I've illustrated this piece for a new Troll in the Corner podcast series entitled "Monsters of the Shattered World", written by Brent Newhall and edited by Quinn Conklin.
  • Westward RPG Critters - Part 2
    Here are four more preview creatures from Wicked North Games' Westward RPG! Sure it's a steampunk western set in space, but what sort of strange critters would PCs be up a
  • Space Ghost
    I has some time to spare one morning and thought I'd draw one of the old classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I was then torn between two characters: Space Ghost or Tundro of t
  • Westward RPG Critters - Part 1
    Wicked North Games, who produced the Azamar role-playing game, using the Cinema6 engine, based on the classic West End Games' Open D6 system, will be producing a new RPG.
  • Vicious Crucible's Page Borders
    Here are glimpses of page borders done for Kallisti Press' Vicious Crucible fantasy role-playing game by Josh Roby. I drew these some weeks ago on the netbook as it was sl
  • Purple Mountain 10 - Stock Characters
    Recently, Purple Duck Games commissioned four stock role-playing game character artwork for their Purple Mountain 10 product, to be released soon! Player character? Non-pl
  • Westward RPG - Creature Sketches
    Wicked North Game has been busy developing a new role-playing game using their Cinema 6 variant of the Open D6 system, entitled Westward . I have been given the task to vi
  • Vicious Crucible Art Preview
    Here are five pieces of color art that give us a glimpse into Kallisti Press' Vicious Crucible fantasy role-playing game by Josh Roby. These artwork I did are part of a si
  • Sabacc Cards of SWAG
    Back in 2002, the first iteration of the Star Wars Artsts' Guild made an exclusive deck of unofficial Star Wars sabacc cards. It was unofficial in that it wasn't a Lucasfi
  • I Should Be Looking Like This All The Time
    I thought I'd whip up a new avatar for my DeviantArt profile . ಠ_ಠ  
  • Eclipse Phase: Boom Goes The Octopus
    And that is the story of how Hokusai Tarnungshaut , my Eclipse Phase neo-octopus character, got himself resleeved in a used worker pod morph. At least he didn't go insane
  • Eclipse Phase: Sheldon-class Drone
    Here's a type of drone which we use in Eclipse Phase : the Sheldon-class drone, named after the chick Sheldon of Garfield and Friends . It's small, it's egg-sized and it h
  • RIP Ralph McQuarrie
    Once upon a time, Ralph McQuarrie illustrated a coffee table art book written by Kevin J. Anderson called The Illustrated Star Wars Universe . McQuarrie, if you didn't kno
  • Cover for Azamar: The Paradise Fragment
    Apart from some interior art I did for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG supplement The Paradise Fragment - as seen in a previous post - I was also tasked with the painting o
  • Cover for The Adepts Book 2: Empath
    The sequel to The Adepts Book 1: Furato will soon be released and here's the cover I painted for it. The blog entry about the cover for the first novel can be found here .
  • Encounters ~ Plots ~ Places: Barlax
    A new commission for Ben Gerber's Encounters ~ Plots ~ Places Kickstarter project is a book. Well, I draw a book. You can't find this book at Barnes and Nobles because of
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness
    The Queen of Air and Darkness is the title of T.H. White's second novel of his Once and Future King series. In the Star Wars universe, the Queen of Air and Darkness is a s
  • Azamar: Paradise Fragment 2
    Here is the final interior artwork for the scenes in Azamar: The Paradise Fragment RPG supplement. Instead of including it with the group of artwork in the previous post ,
  • Azamar: Paradise Fragment 1
    Here are some interior artwork for the Azamar role-playing game's upcoming supplement The Paradise Fragment . Player Characters (PCs) are sent to the deserted and floating
  • Two Covers, One Customer
    Two cover artwork were commissioned by Ebb & Folks for their Iqliptiq Books science fiction imprint. The first is for a prequel and the other a sequel. Rhittach: The Begin
  • While Becky was here...
    As you know, Vin's cousin Becky and her family were here for Rafe's birth. Everyone arrived the day before Rafe was born, and everyone except Becky and Aunt Mary (Becky's
  • D6 Magazine: Two Monsters
    Two final images commissioned for the latest D6 Magazine issue featured two entries below are the Redcap and the Springheeled Jack and lots of spilled blood. Redcap   Spri
  • D6 Magazine Issue 3: An Interview
    D6 Magazine - the online fanzine for Open D6 roleplaying game material - has released issue #3! The horror issue has a variety of articles and scenarios, including vampire
  • A Squad of Clones Plus Change
    These are illustrations for pregen characters for a Star Wars Saga game to be run by Gary Astleford at Totalcon 2012 . The one in Massachussets, not the one on Commenor. R
  • Some Encounters ~ Some Plots ~ Some Places
    Ben Gerber's latest RPG Kickstarter project is Encounters ~ Plots ~ Places , where you'll be given a whole slew of role-playing game NPCs, creatures, weapons, gear and loc
  • D6 Magazine: Hellhound
    The Halloween issue of D6 Magazine will be a bit late, but here's a late commission from the publishers! I'm not in the loop as to which article this illustration is slate
  • Void Vulture Scrawlings
    Three more Void Vultures RPG artwork was commissioned over the week and a half and here's what I've come up with. Click on the thumbnails to view bigger images, but I can
  • Uncanny X-Men 159: Cornered
    Cornered blog's event this week is CORNERED FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE ! My contribution is Uncanny X-Men #159 where the X-Men meets not just any vampire, but Dracula himself,
  • Revisit: The Vacation is Over
    After half a day of house cleaning, I discovered a long lost stash of old artwork. So I thought I'd post some of them on the blog and link to their final versions elsewher
  • Void Vultures Scribblings
    Void Vultures is a role-playing game by Josh Roby and Ryan Macklin where players take the roles of space derelict retrieval personnel - salvage experts, so to speak. Space
  • D6 Magazine: Down Below Redux
    So, anyway... under the sea, I take it that it's better down where it's wetter; and also where they devote full time to floating. However, the sturgeon and the ray do not
  • Dark Times in Brighton
    Recently DWD Studios commissioned two black and white artwork for their Labyrinth Lord -compatible RPG product Dark Times in Brighton , an adventure for 1st - 2nd Level ch
  • A Little Mermaid of Some Sort
    Another Art Jammers art jam was deigned to be about us artists jamming art on characters from one universe jammed into another universe. I thought perhaps some people woul
  • D6 Magazine: Down Below
    Halloween, being a permanent fixture to the month of October, has inspired the upcoming issue of D6 Magazine to have horror-themed articles. The third issue of the online
  • Return of the Fart Zombie
    Fart zombies are back, thanks to my joining of the Art Jammers group on Facebook. Last week, the theme was the undead. Seriously... who really knows what vile gases are be
  • Batman Punches People
    After having Bruce (Wayne) punched by Carol (Ferris) and upsetting Selena (not Kyle), it's time for Batman to go punch some other dudes. Don't say I never did anything for
  • Carol Punches Bruce Redux
    Remember that blog entry where Carol Danvers punches Bruce Banner ? Good times. Good times. Here's another picture where Carol punches Bruce again. This time Carol Ferris
  • The Human Fly: Cornered
    Here's my second submission to Cornered blog, as curated by Calamity Jon Morris. This time it's The Human Fly ! I had issue 15 way back when which taught me that The Human
  • Carol Punches Bruce
    Before Aidilfitri, I went down to The Gardens, a mall in the Mid Valley arcology. There I bought a Copic Ciao brush pen. When I first found it, I asked it, "Where have you
  • Play Argyle and Crew With Your Kids!
    Argyle and Crews: Adventure in the Land of Skcos is a simple and fun role-playing game produced by Benjamin Gerber which is designed to be played with very young children.
  • And Then Some SWAG Character Requests
    It's the couple of days lull before I leave town for Eid-ul-Fitr vacation at the in-laws, so I had some free time to take on some Star Wars Artists' Guild requests. Here a
  • Azamar - Template Art Part Four
    Here are a few more Azamar RPG character artwork for templates! The book is now for sale at their online store ! Female Bu'Col Priest Male Bu'Col Shea'akh Warrior Female E
  • Superman Saves Cats!
    You know what I miss about Superman? Him being sometimes ridiculous and fun. Here's a tribute to the fun and ridiculous Silver Age Superman with the best ending in the wor
  • Ruthermore's First Cover
    Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet is the first of David Leyman's Ruthermore Heidigens science fiction novellas. It features the most powerful wizard in the known u
  • SWD6: The Rancid Putrefaction of a Cosmic Caterwauling Cabal
    Last Sunday, I ran a Star Wars RPG D6 game for the GOKL group. It started out as a one-shot, but who knows; the tale might continue another time. The Rancid Putrefaction o
  • Bare Bones Cover Process
    The Bare Bones Game System   published by   DwD Studios  - the  rules-lite, role-playing game featured in the previous post - also required a cover art. I was commissioned
  • Bare Bones
    The Bare Bones Game System - to be published by DwD Studios - is a rules-lite, multi-genre role-playing game formatted onto playing card-sized cards. Here are artwork for
  • Villains and Vigilante Card Art
    Recently, I have been commissioned by Superhuman Games to produce seven Power Cards for their licenced Villains and Vigilantes card game. I am honoured to be illustrating
  • Cargo Ships for Sages of RPG
    While the previous entry featured the tugboats in this card game by Sages of RPG , this blog post feature the boats they guide in. As before, there are four different boat
  • Tugboats for Sages of RPG
    Here are some tugboat illustrations for a card game by Sages of RPG . Watch this space for more details on the card game! Blue Bonnet Boating Green Goblin Groceries Purple
  • Power Pack: Cornered
    Power Pack is one of Sila's favourite comic books back in the day. When I thought about submitting art to the Cornered blog where artists reproduce corner art from comic b
    Irfan's robot design takes the spotlight in this blog post. It's a red giant robot with claws on its left hand and a machine gun on its right hand.
  • Another F-Sharp Bell
    On Twitter, Calamity Jon Morris wanted to see more designs of alien Green Lantern Corpsmen, so I thought why not create another visually blind Lantern of the F-Sharp Bell
  • Bookmarks for Orphans
    Last weekend, Irfan's aunt Cik Emma was involved with some communit activity with her friends at Pulau Pinang . They performed voluntary community service to the residents
  • Cover Process for Hags of Teeb
    EBB & Folks sent me another task to complete: The cover for another ebook novella titled The Hags of Teeb . Here is the step-by-step process involved from the first sketch
  • Azamar: Owog
    Owog Owogs - feral, ferocious creatures that leaked through into Azamar from the Inferium and domesticated into tracking hounds by Orcs - are generally unpleasant little t
  • Cover for Meevo
    Meevo is the ebook novella by David Leyman. It is a suitably eerie horror-flavoured science-fiction tale involving an escaped prisoner, the prisoner's hunters and - as we
  • Mithius Cragmoore
    Commissioned by the guys at Wicked North Games for their Star Wars RPG game group, Mithius Cragmoore was born on Coruscant to an Imperial Admiral and is now a bounty hunte
  • Kate
    Kate was created with inks and watercolours, to test out newly purchased brushes.
  • Zatanna
    Zatanna, daughter of the famed magician crimefighter Zatarra and a member of the Justice League - assembled with a combined application of pencil, brush ink and water colo
  • Cover for Three's Company
    Ebb n Folks's latest short story soon to be published on Amazon as a Kindle download is Three's Company . The publisher called for a lined artwork with clean colours on it
  • Revisions of Azamar
    Here are revisions of several illustrations that was made for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG.  Revenant Click here for a bigger image of this flaming skeletal monster on D
  • Clark Flies
    Smallville has ended its 10 year run making it the longest running series based on a comic book ever. I'd like to say it was a great run through and through, but it did lo
  • Poster for Horizon
    Horizon is a short film written and directed by Emma Coats, set in the wilds of a post-apocalyptic near future. I've seen a rough cut of the film. It looks spectacular and
  • Cover for Crater
    Ebb & Folks has again given me the assignment to come up with another cover for one of their books. This time it's the novella Crater by David Leyman, now on sale on Amazo
  • D6 Magazine: Issue Two Artwork
    I have been illustrating for an article for a new issue of the D6 Magazine . This hilarious entry by Mike Fraley, entitled "Graiv's Magical Curiosities", is a marketing dr
  • Forsooth! A Thor Movie Review!
    A Thor movie. Can you believe it? Produced by Marvel themselves instead of licensing it out to another studio? Directed by Kenneth Branagh? I wish I could go back in time
  • Azamar Deities Part Three
    Herein are two more illustration for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG. Syndia Syndia of the Cliffs, the Goddess of the Moon, the Enlightened One, the Shining Lady... enemy o
  • Sages of RPG Game Art
    Here are some recent commissions from Sages of RPG in New Hampshire. These are some artwork for their upcoming (and yet-unnamed) game. Stay tuned for more details of this
  • A Banner Image
    This is some incredulous Hulk, who is said to be gamma-irradiated. Which sounds unhealthy. This was a warm-up sketch using a new brush I recently got with ink. Something's
  • A Background Element
    I am working on an ebook cover. The plan is to create separate water colour elements and digitally bring them together for the final artwork. The above is the background e
  • Azamar - Template Art Part Three
    Final part of the three-part series. Something like the Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes but less LSH and more artwork from character templates available in Wicked No
  • Azamar - Template Art Part Two
    Continuing the series of character template artwork for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG: Wyvine War Scholar Bu'Col Priest Bu'Col Shea'Ahk Warrior Urbane Noble
  • Azamar - Template Art Part One
    Over the last couple of weeks I was working on and are now finished with the character template artwork for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG. The playable races of Azamar ar
  • Darth Bill Adama?
    A weird moment for Admiral William Adama of the Battlestar Galactica (complete with ominous shadow outline) when he suddenly spouts lines from The Empire Strikes Back at h
  • Azamar Deities Part Two
    More powerful beings - reality-changing and interdimensional - that has made their mark on the world of Azamar .  Mo Mo is the deity of laughter, change, and trickery, and
  • Azamar Deities Part One
    Ash Lord The Ash Lord, also known as the Eater of Souls, sends dark beings who manifest as Humans, who make deals to grant the wishes of others, who soon bargain to relinq
  • McFly, Trandoshan Smuggler
    Here's a quick and dirty Star Wars Artists' Guild request I picked up: A Trandoshan smuggler named McFly! Yes, the life preserver jacket is no accident. Yes, he is punchin
  • Azamar - A View of the Sea
    Here's a damage seagoing vessel - anchored off an Azamar coast - undergoing repairs at dawn. What happened to it? What was it carrying? Who or what shot at it? Were there
  • Azamar - Melee Skirmish
    Here's a quarter page interiror illustration for Wicked North Games of a Tre'uoall ranger versus an Orc warrior fighting on a hillslope and drawing blood... which should b
  • Classic Kurt
    Here's a quick sketch of Kurt, a former pupil of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, in his classic costume, and draped in shadows as usual. I believe the red in his co
  • Mangog!
    This is Mangog . Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Mangog is a classic Thor villian and the sum of the hatred of a billion billion dead beings. Also, I love his name: MA
  • Azamar Out Shopping
    Here's a piece on shopping for fruits and vegetables at a marketplace in Azamar. Here's a hint: don't drop or jostle the Quepid root. Otherwise vegetables are good for you
  • Azamar Miscellanea
    With the release of the Azamar RPG core rulebook so close, I was still assigned several more art orders for the interior of the book. As before, although they're in colour
  • D6 Magazine Released
    Remember the cover I did a couple of posts ago? After months of work, finally the debut issue of D6 Magazine has finally been released into the wild. Apart from the aforem
  • Aww.. It's NOT Made of Mole Skin
      I've always bought sketchbooks they sell around here, but they're difficult to bring about and open for a quick sketch. Also, they don't have a lot of pages to draw. Las
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    Streaky the Supercat was Supergirl's pet cat who was exposed to x-kryptonite and endowed Kryptonian powers. Together with Krypto, Beppo the Supermonkey, Comet the Superhor
  • Have You Punched A Dinosaur Today?
    You don't have to punch one, really. You could also fly to with a jet pack and slug its jaw with a hammer. Or perhaps you could stop punching dinosaurs and started hugging
  • A Reluctant Jedi
    Remember Admiral Tarn Majint from a couple of posts ago? Here's his daughter Qualtis Majint - with her blue robes and her blue-bladed lightsabre - who definitely does not
  • A Kubaz Majordomo
    Here's another SWAG request I picked up. Derf requested a Kubaz majordomo character by the name of Rbarindan, with "many friends and relations in low places". His species
  • An Imperial Fleet Admiral
    I picked up a SWAG request from Jan Tolbara for a character named Tarn Majint, an Imperial Admiral. He is visually inspired by the actor Bill Nighy, but without the pirate
  • Azamar Scenes of Battle
    I also had to produce two full page action scenes for the Azamar RPG in black and white, which I actually painted with GIMP in greyscale. It was quite a learning experienc
  • Creatures of Azamar Part Six Already?
    Here is the latest batch of images commissioned for Wicked North Games ' Azamar fantasy RPG core rulebook. I have to say I can't wait to see them all printed in the book.
  • Azamar - Personal Combat Gear
    When one goes adventuring in a high fantasy world such as Azamar, one needs to be prepared for encounters with horrific beasts, lethal environment and evil sorcerors! I me
  • Azamar - Location! Location! Location!
    Other than creatures, I was also commissioned to produce geographical illustrations for the Azamar RPG sourcebook. Here are black and white digital illustrations for vario
  • My Pet Cthulhu
    It was show and tell time at school, so little Ayumu Kasuga brought her pet that she found washed ashore along Osaka bay. She could not really recall how she came to have
  • Creatures of Azamar Part Five
    Here are six new artwork of mystical and deadly beings of the Azamar fantasy roleplaying setting, commissioned by Wicked North Games .  Kongamato The kongamato is a small
  • "Bubble Bug" Gum Wrapper
    A commission for a Cthulhutech game, the Bubble Bug is a bubble gum wrapper graphics used by the players during the Fall of Juneau, Alaska. But was it manufactured by Migo
  • Creatures of Azamar Part Four
    Here are five new artwork of mystical and deadly beings of the Azamar fantasy roleplaying setting, commissioned by Wicked North Games .  Agmai A Fiend which vomits its cau
  • A Trio of Horrific Monsters
    After finishing up the artwork in the previous entry, Vonschlick Productions sent some more light jobs my way: three mostrous horrors, also to be used by tabletop gamers.
  • A Trio of Fantasy Elves
    Vonschlick Productions is a company that publishes character artwork for role-playing games. Recently, I was commissioned to illustrate a series of three generic fantasy E
  • Creatures of Azamar Part Three
    Here are four new artwork of creatures of the Azamar roleplaying setting, commissioned by Wicked North Games . Foragers The diminuitive Foragers, denizens of the deep, are
  • An Anomid Tech Specialist
    Anomids are aliens which have no vocal cords in the Star Wars galaxy. Over millennia, they developed and communicate with each other via an elaborate sign language using t
  • Creatures of Azamar Part Two
    As mentioned earlier, here are some more artwork commissioned for the Azamar fantasy setting sourcebook for the Cinema6 RPG system from Wicked North Games, this time in al
  • Creatures of Azamar Part One
    Here are five new artwork for creatures of the Azamar roleplaying setting, commissioned by Wicked North Games . Bear Sloth The bear sloth is a large furry predator. Fiend
  • Azamar Dragonrider
    Here's the first creature artwork commissioned by Wicked North Games for their Azamar sourcebook to be used with their Cinema6 RPG system. Dragons, I think are one of the
  • A Dhohanoid Dolphin
    Cthulhutech is a role-playing game that combines elements from the Cthulhu Mythos with a bit of Macross and Neon Genesis Evangelion ; a post-apocalyptic, cosmic horror wit
  • Alya Jean's Portrait
    As Alya and her parents frolicked further at the hotel, we had to return home Friday to get Irfan prepped for school as well as Jumaat prayers. However, after leaving Irfa
  • The City of Guradiin Ithural
    Cinema 6 is a new D6-based role-playing game produced by Wicked North Games , which uses the OpenD6 initiative released by West End Games. The D6 system, of course, is a l
  • Guy
    Who needs a proper bed when you can create one from your power ring? Guy is currently assigned to the planet Oa in Space Sector 0. He also runs a bar and restaurant there
  • John
    Here's Hal's partner John. He's an architect and a former U.S. Marine. Now he spends time ringslinging and patrolling Space Sector 2814 looking for and putting down perps.
  • Hal
      Hal here is a test pilot for Ferris Aircraft. Somehow he has plenty of spare time from his day job to moonlight as an officer of the Green Lantern Corps, assigned to Spa
  • A Gamorrean Gentleman
    This individual, Sarg, from the Gamorr system was a private request from "Penangallan" of the Holonet forums. As a distinguished mob enforcer, he hopes someday to be a muc
  • They ARE Zombies, After a Fashion
    After reading Gary's Facebook status last week, I was inspired to draw this three page preview of a fake comic book.   If there aren't stats for fart zombies, there should
  • Cody vs. Cody
    In the early 1950s, Republic Pictures produced a black and white film serial featuring the character named Commando Cody . Cody was featured in two serials, namely Radar M
  • Dare Sensei - The Fourth Sensei
    Dare Sensei is a webcomic illustrated in manga form, which is an unofficial adaptation of BBC's Doctor Who, where all the doctors are female. I've been commissioned by the
  • Julia
    In the previous entry, we had Spider-Woman. In this entry, we have...another Spider-Woman. Julia Carpenter was the second individual to take the Spider-Woman name. However
  • Jessica
    Here is Jessica Drew, Spider Woman, a New Avenger, an agent of SHIELD, a former agent of HYDRA, a former private investigator.   And no, he's not related to Peter Parker a
  • Jennifer
    Oh, look. It's Bruce's cousin Jennifer Walters. The gamma-irradiated Avenger, Agent of SHIELD and a practicing attorney-at-law. She'll punch you as dead as a wayward Skrul
  • Saviours of the Light
    Back in 2002, I was commissioned by Ian Houlihan to come up with five character illustrations for a Star Wars roleplaying game d20 one-shot scenario called Savours of the
  • Female Nagai
    It's been a while since I did a Star Wars Artists' Guild request. Here's an unnamed Nagai female as requested by Matt on the boards for one of his two campaigns.   Maybe s
  • Kara and Stephanie
    A pair of watercolour splatters: This one is originally from Kandor, now living in Metropolis. This one used to be Robin, then Spoiler; currently living in Gotham City.
  • The Fastball Express Gang
    The Eclipse Phase RPG campaign I've been gaming in, gamemastered by Ivan, has been real fun. The posthuman campaign involves the players as "pre-emptive retrieval speciali
  • Gamera vs. Godzilla
    800th blog post! Irfan's been on a daikaiju kick lately. Checking out all the monster throwdowns on Youtube, he's decided that giant, flying, bipedal sabre-toothed tortois
  • Drawing from After the Fall
    Eclipse Phase was on today. I played Hokusai Tarnungshaut the uplifted octopus once again. As we played, I sketched the final scenario as we played it. Here we were, Bisho
  • Strike Force 7 Spot Illustrations
    Recently I was given the task to come up with some spot illustrations for Strike Force 7 - Savaged! from Super Genius Games , the role-playing game that uses the Savage Wo
  • A Penny Dreadful
    ... is a penny earned. Or something. Here is an image of a penny dreadful cover I made based on the three characters in the previous entry's Doctor Who RPG game that chose
  • In My Garden, In The Shade
    My player character in Eclipse Phase is named Hokusai Tarnungshaut . He is an octopus. Specifically, he is a North Pacific Giant Octopus with an uplifted human-like intell
  • What Happened at the Coral Reef?
    I wrote, dedicated and presented this book to baby Eva - currently less than half a year old - at the gathering last week . I hope some day Mei & Andrew will be able to re
  • Little Girl Dives In Coral Reef
    But then...   What happens next?
  • Khairul The Rodian Carbineer
    I'm finally a Rodian . Not really. But props to Asok Yeesrim the Gran, another Agent of SWAG , for illustrating a Rodian carbineer by the name of Khairul . Khairul was nam
  • Irfan Draws Again
    Note the day-old mustache and stubble I have.
  • Strikeforce Enteague: The Pioneer Team
    Once upon a time I had a Geocities Page, where upon I uploaded a lot of Star Wars artwork. Soon the plug will be pulled on Geocities, so a link there from here is a futile
  • Gauntlet Starfighter
    Gauntlet starfighter, manufactured by Shobquix Yards, was created a long time ago by West End Games for their Star Wars Roleplaying Game line as can be seen here at Wookie
  • A Bad Example Of A Group Portrait
    Here is a picture of the crew of the Bad Example , the Star Wars RPG campaign I've been running sporadically with GOKL. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger image of th
  • SWAG Request: Rhen Sannin
    Shane's about to start a Star Wars RPG campaign and requested his major NPC Rhen Sannin, the freighter captain from the Star Wars Artists' Guild. After giving some time fo
  • More Pictures Painted With A Tablet
    This time it's not me. Irfan's learned to not only draw and colour pictures digitally, but he's also learnt to use layers. I'd create a file for him with two layers, and h
  • The Parents of One Irfan Shafiq
    Irfan drew some stuff which I thought I'd put up here. Here's Irfan's Abah. And then, here's Irfan's Ummi.
  • Arakyd Diamondback Droid Stats
    It was during the Enteague Sector campaign for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game which I GMed perhaps fifteen years ago. A new team of the Strikeforce Enteague, consisting of
  • Illustration Friday: Sail
    The topic for Illustration Friday for this week is "sail", as can be seen above. Now what would be weird is if the camera pans down and we see the mast planted firmly on a
  • Only You Can Save The World
    I was tagged with a meme by Lil at iFantabulous some time ago and I finally got around to writing (and illustrating) it today. What I have to do is to fill out the form wi
  • Illustration Friday: Poof!
    Or more specifically, what happens after the poof !   For Illustration Friday .
  • Illustration Friday: Foggy
    Finally an Illustration Friday artwork that's actually published on a Friday! This week's  topic is apparently "foggy". Click on the thumbnail to the left to see the full
  • Illustration Friday: Baby
    An Illustration Friday entry, done before the weekend is over. The topic is merely "Baby". The other parts where it has cables connected to its cranium and spine are mostl
  • A Novel Tale of a Novel Cover
    Once upon a time, I went to study on how to repair flying machines. During my dozens of years (not really, just 2 and a half years) of studying there were many instructors
  • The Gallery Is Upgraded
    After a long time of uploading images and hard coding the html (and later php) files into the Hishgraphics Gallery , I've now deleted the old setup and replaced it with a
  • Two Alien SWAG Requests
    It's been a while since I took some time off to draw requests for SWAG. Here are two new characters: Colonel Toby Aambar , as requested by "donp" and Whistler , as request
  • A Donovian Technician on SWAG
    Here's Frobi-wan Kenobi's request which I did on Star Wars Artists' Guild , a female tech from the rainy world of Donovia , Kaydra Leeronel. Click on the thumbnail to view
  • Three Recent SWAG Requests
    Here are three recent Star Wars Artist Guild requests. Each thumbnail is a link to a bigger artwork. From left to right: Berdan Ngajio Angantire is a Mandalorian Death Wat
  • Gungan Slicer, A SWAG Request
    My first official completed SWAG request since this blog went live is done. The artwork was requested by Acheron and he wanted a picture of a Gungan slicer (a Star Wars te
  • Green Lantern Corps - Roll Out!
    You know that one of the lifeforms in the universe that most deserve the Green Lantern Corps power ring is the guy depicted on the left. He has no self-doubt. He has no qu
  • Illustration Friday: Missing
    Few and far in betweem, yet another Illustration Friday piece makes its way into the weblog. The title of this Illustration Friday is "Missing", which means that this guy
  • Irfan and a Friend
    I thought I'd paint a picture of Irfan and his friend, and then post it here. Check it out by clicking on the thumbnail to the left. Or you could view a much, much bigger
  • A Great Old One Rises
    Up from cold dark R'lyeh, the Great Old One ascends to the surface to greet the weak-willed ones with despair, madness and obedience, and the rebellious stronger-willed on
  • Tacking Into The Wind
    Been a while since I fiddled around with Painter Classic, or have an entry in the Artwork category. So off the top of my head I decided to hammer out a galleon. I wonder w
  • Illustration Friday: Super Hero
    It's been several ice ages since I participated in an Illustration Friday . So, here's one for this week. Created wholly with the Gimp 2.2 using the handy-dandy Wacom - af
  • Stuck in the Jam: A Matter of Taste
    Whee! A webcomic! Based on a true story, even. Which happened earlier today. Director's Commentary mode on (since most of the text is in Malay): Normanis isn't a standard
  • From Thirteen Years Ago
    Sometimes rummaging through your old stuff that you haven't touched for years can surprise you in a good way. Yesterday, upon cleaning house I stumbled across three artwor
  • Blue Harvest
    I'm a bit late for last month's SWAG Theme Art Contest, entitled "Blue Harvest" . The subject matter alludes to the working title for the movie Return of the Jedi during i
  • A Colonial Viper Pilot in d20
    My friend Shane Welin is now in a d20 game with a difference. The rules might be powered by the run-of-the-mill d20 Modern / Future engine but I believe this is the first
  • The Vacation Is Over - For These Younglings
    Round Five of the Star Wars Artists' Guild Member Theme Art Contest is almost over, what with September starting tomorrow and all. So here I am after some hours of pencill
  • Illustration Friday: Play
    For the topic of "play" for Illustration Friday , we have a digital painting of two baby dragons at play, like kittens trying to wrestle and bite each other attempting to
  • Illustration Friday: Clean
    A visual study of the juxtaposition of a gigantic, filthy garbage monster with a sparkling clean jeweled goblet upon its hand, its most prized possession. For some reason,
  • Illustration Friday: Sticky
    One more Illustration Friday piece... and it's really supposed to be a reminder of what I'm supposed to be doing this week. A virtual Post-it note. Hee.
  • Star Wars: Kramer vs Kramer
    For Round Three of the SWAG Member Theme Art Contest , everyone was given the theme of It's A Trap! ... except me who has the task of coming up with Star Wars: Kramer vs K
  • Peter, Again
    Some time last August, I drew Peter with Panter Classic . Here he is once again, this time with the new armored costume Tony came up with for him while MJ and he works as
  • Time To Abandon Ship!
    It's time for another round of SWAG 's Member Theme Art Contest !!!!! Well, actually it's my first submission, and it's only the second topic ever. The topic is Time To Ab
  • Illustration Friday: Sorry
    A late entry to this week's Illustration Friday is my version of the current topic: Sorry . Once I read the topic, this image popped in my mind and it'll bug me to death i
  • Illustration Friday: Angels and Devils
    The topic of this week's Illustration Friday is represented by two individuals, a father and a daughter, who each has the gift to see either of the topic subjects: angels
  • Illustration Friday: Under The Sea
    Here's another Illustration Friday artwork for the weekend, entitled Under The Sea . It's fully made in Photoshop within 40 minutes and with me about 45% conscious. So wha
  • Illustration Friday: Robot
    I pencilled, inked, scanned and colored this piece in around 3 hours. Not just a robot, this model of humanoid artificial intelligence is also a transport to school, a bul
  • Illustration Friday: Monster
    Yet another entry for Illustration Friday featuring the topic Monster , this artwork displays the city-leveling, destructive rampage of a fearsome, gigantic chick. Yes, a
  • Illustration Friday: Insect
    It's been a while since I submitted something for Illustration Friday . So here's the first for 2006, I believe. I came up with it quick and dirty, taking only about 45 mi
  • The Crew of the Wild Gundark
    Never let it be said I ran the Wild Gundark game without having at least one group illustration done for the team. Clockwise from top left, Groo McShae the Duros sensor te
  • Illustration Friday: Blue
    Here's an Illustration Friday piece with the subject title of "blue". The young lady, bathed in blue light, is also feeling a little blue. Click on the thumbnail to view l
  • Future Player's Companion: Tomorrows' Evolution
    The last of the series of three Future Player's Companion books is now released: Future Player's Companion: Tomorrow's Evolution . Written by Gary Astleford , Neil Spicer
  • COBRA's Crimson Guard
    Here is another painting and deviantArt upload I made in the last couple of days. COBRA's elite Crimson Guard platoon with its leader unmasked, who is based on my pal Shan
  • I Painted Over The Weekend
    Over the weekend when I'm not in class, I tried painting some more artwork digitally and upload them to my deviantArt site . Here are three of the paintings I did. Two are
  • Here's a Moria Orc
    ... as designed by the cool kids at Weta Workshop, using a solid black Photoshop brush, thickness keyed to stylus pressure. So it's my first fully digital black and white
  • Harloth Graf, Naboo Guard
    Here's a portrait of Harloth Graf the Naboo Guard in the Star Wars RPG Sabredart campaign I posted earlier, using Photoshop to pencil and paint the piece. I wish I had a b
  • Illustration Friday: Night
    Illustration Friday time again, and this time the topic is Night. Click on the thumbnail below to view a larger image.
  • Illustration Friday: Remote
    Not just remote, but cold, lonely and desolate as well. Click on the thumbnail below to view the whole image.
  • Illustration Friday: Cold
    Another Illustration Friday entry, with the subject title "Cold". How could a person be sent out walking the plank in his shorts in space? With the closest star being just
  • Illustration Friday: Lost
    My first Illustration Friday submission for 3 weeks and I'm late for it. It's almost time for the next topic to come up. This week's topic is "Lost"... and there's only on
  • Voyage of the Flying Couch
    Here's a single piece of artwork that I came up on a whim in about 2 hours. A girl's adventures to faraway lands on her flying couch. Imagine the possibilities. Maybe ther
  • It's Ramadhan
    Starting today, I'm fasting for 30 days from dawn til dusk. A happy Ramadhan to all readers, and happy fasting to all Muslim readers. Sahur this morning, before dawn, we h
  • Future Player's Companion: Tomorrow's Hero
    Apart from Future Player's Companion: Tomorrow's Hero , the second of three books released by The Game Mechanics , being released and on sale at RPGnow.com, I've also took
  • Illustration Friday: Escape
    Escape is the topic of this week's Illustration Friday . Two convicts sneak out stealthily of a watery tunnel near a prison from which they've just broken out. All they ha
  • Illustration Friday: Depth
    Another Illustration Friday , another illustration. The topic for this week is depth . I'm trying add another layer to the concept of depth in this piece of artwork. Desol
  • Illustration Friday: Roots
    Here's a quick one using Photoshop, a whole lot of solid layers and brushes, a bit of color dodge. It's nothing profound and nothing I'm trying to say. It's just a graphic
  • A Raging Sea
    Here's something I cooked up rough and fast using Artrage : a digital oil painting of a boat not remotely having the best of days. Click on the thumbnail for a bigger view
  • Illustration Friday: Dreams
    One of my dreams as a child was to be an astronaut and explore the solar system. For Illustration Friday , for the topic "Dreams" I wondered what an astronaut, during a hi
  • Illustration Friday: Reflection
    After two straight weeks of cheerful pieces based on the titles given by Illustration Friday, I present to you something that's on the other end of the scale. Here's this
  • Illustration Friday: Wisdom
    Someone with great wisdom would be revelling in relaxation, high above the hustle and bustle of the tedium of mediocrity that is the life of regular people. Medium: Physic
  • Future Player's Companion: Tomorrow's Foundation
    GenCon Indiana will be on later this week at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. That's when The Game Mechanics will be launching Future Player's Companion: Tomor
  • Illustration Friday: Empty
    My first Illustration Friday piece, with the title Empty . I had a bunch of concepts for this, but somehow I took the easy way out and just painted a somewhat empty room.
  • Illustration Friday
    Last week Lilian brought my attention to Illustration Friday . It's a website that posts an idea for an artwork every week, and links the artwork you made in that particul
  • A Banyan Tree
    More scratchings with Painter Classic using the tablet, with some highlighting using Photoshop. This barely resembles a real banyan, since I drew this without any referenc
  • Stephan Martiniere Concept Art Gallery
    In addition to Ryan Church in my post before this, I've also noticed that Stephan Martiniere , the illustrator that was employed on a freelance basis by Lucasfilm for Reve
  • Ryan Church's ROTS Concept Art Gallery
    Looks like Ryan Church's official site has updated with new Revenge of the Sith concept artwork in his pro gallery . As with his Attack of the Clones pieces lower down in
  • A Spider-Man Portrait
    I saw Spider-Man 2 again today. The movie version of the Spidey costume is quite rich and detailed in texture, yet true to its comic-book origins... As before I wondered h
  • Valley Orchid
    It's not much to look at, but there's something that barely looks like an orchid in the picture below. No, I don't know which species it is, only that it's yellow. And yes
  • Arise, New Graphics Tablet!
    The other cool stuff I bought the same day I bought the table is this Wacom Graphire 3 graphics tablet. In fact, I've been wanting it for many years now that when I finall
  • Tales of the Prototype and the Table
    Last week, we printed out some of the prototype pages for the first ever Hishgraphics e-book. To be honest, prior to this I do have a fair amount of doubts about the proje
  • The Cliff In My Mind's Eye
    So after drawing a dozen or so robots and a couple of cyborgs for a freelance client, I thought I'd take a break and draw a quick pencil sketch of this seaside landscape w
  • ArtRage, A Terrific Painting Program
    I was randomly browsing when I suddenly found this fantastic piece of digital art on the net. It led me to a digital painting program from Ambient Design Ltd. called ArtRa
  • Old Blue Harvest Fanzine Art
    When I was studying overseas back in the early 90s... very early 90s... I became acquainted by snail-mail to one Mary Jo Fox who was, with her friend James Addams, the pub
  • Homemade Computer Generated Landscapes, You Ask?
    You've seen it in the movies and television. Camera swooping down on artificially-made terrain. The terrain resides in the mind of the computer, and so does the camera. If
  • Simon Taylor - A Terrific Artist
    Simon Taylor is a friend of mine from Machester, UK. We share (and mix together) the common interests of art, role-playing games and Star Wars. He skills as an artist is h
  • Hisham's Design Legoized
    One of my designs, sketched using Prismacolor markers a year or two ago, was made into a Lego model by my friend Christopher Deck of Germany. Click on this link to view it

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