I’ve told people on more than one occasion that if you want to get the best commission possible from me, just hand me a book and tell me that I can do whatever I want. This is because when you do that, you’re giving me free reign to do what I think I will do best, and maybe express something that’s been on my mind that maybe I haven’t had time to do otherwise, and would be happy to draw. No offense to anyone who’s asked me for one before, but I’ve drawn dozens of Black Cats, and dozens of Dark Phoenixes, so it’s harder and harder to be original with each next one. When I can do whatever I want, you’re going to get my best shot, the thing I will do best right now. So here is Cyclops. I hope you enjoy it, and keep what I’ve said in mind the next time you commission an artist at a show =) Thanks for looking!
Rittenhouse Archives has finally posted my 9 card preview from their upcoming release Marvel: The Bronze Age. This is by far the best set of cards I have drawn since becoming a part of this industry 3 years ago. I took my time, made sacrifices to other projects and made sure that I kept my focus on quality. I really felt like I missed an opportunity on the Marvel Universe set last year to show what I was capable of, because I didn’t have the time I would have liked to make the cards I drew of the highest level. I tried to start repairing that damage with my work on the following set, the Avengers, but had to help a colleague finish his cards, so again I was restricted on time. This set was different though. I’m excited that I’ll be able to show you all the full set soon. You’re going to really enjoy these cards!
Here is a piece I did for a client a couple of years ago that I was very happy with. The client sent me pictures of a friend of his and asked me to draw his friend as Colossus as a gift to him. Fortunately, the friend had the proper build, so all I had to do was draw him accurately and give him that metal appearance. It was my first attempt at the metal texture, and I’ve gotten a lot better at it since then, but this is still one of my favorite pieces. Hope you enjoy! Also, my commission list is not currently open, but if you have a question about a commission from me, I’m happy to discuss. Just fill out the contact form in the tab to the left, and I’ll return your message as soon as possible. Thanks for your time!
Here is a new piece drawn by me and colored by my pal Zach Zellars. The piece was adapted from a card I drew for the forthcoming Marvel Bronze Age trading card set from Rittenhouse Archives. This is part of a developmental collaboration to help Zach hone his coloring skills, and I think he’s doing a fine job so far. Hopefully you’ll be able to see him out there on tour with pieces like this early next year. Thanks for looking!
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Inspired by a conversation that I had with an attendee at a show, this portrait of Pepper Potts was an expression of my antagonism towards certain kinds of thinking. I’m not sure why people who attend a show sometimes will ask an artist: “Why don’t you draw *this*”, followed by some mumbo-jumbo that they want to see. Artists are all different. We all have our own styles and our own preferred subject matter. There’s nothing wrong with that. Do these same people walk into a convenience store looking for art and complain if they don’t find it? If you want a certain kind of art, do some research on where to find it and go buy some. Sorry, but I can’t draw everything that everyone wants.
Hoping to have this colored and available for the Baltimore Comic Con in early September. See you all there!
Here is my first approved Artist’s Proof card from the recent Marvel Universe set from Rittenhouse archives. For those of you not familiar with the trading card collectors scene, an artist’s proof card is an officially licensed card sent to me by the company and approved by Marvel Comcis themselves before it is sold. These are the rarest items on the trading card market, and only a few are drawn by each artist per set that they do. This one was commissioned by a great client, and I wanted to make it my very best, so I did. Enjoy! More to come soon.
I’ve officially been given the approval to post my cards from the upcomming Marvel’s Greatest Heroes set from Rittenhouse Archives. Going forward I’ll just be displaying one at a time, but since there’s been so much anticipation about the set, I’m showing another 9 today. Hope you enjoy the work, stay tuned for more!
And please dont’ forget that I still need help with my fundraiser, so check it out here for some art at a low price. Thank you!
Continuing in the theme of creating new art from some of my favorite cards from the upcomming Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes set that I just completed, here is a new Spiderman piece. I haven’t felt the need to do a new Spiderman in a while because the piece I currently carry (done in collaboration with Josh Flower) is still one of my favorites. However, I’m hoping to get Josh out on the tour soon, and so if that happens I’ll need one of my own as to not cut into his market. I’m very happy with the piece. It will be accompanying me to a town near you very soon!
Thanks for looking!
Great news today! I was a featured artist over on the Rittenhouse Archives Facebook page. This was a great blessing for me, and I wholeheartedly thank everyone who went to the page and voiced your support of my work. Of course, the great thing about being featured is that I can now show these nine cards which they featured to you a bit earlier than usual. The set is scheduled to be released on March 14th, so look for it wherever it is sold. This is all together by far the best work I’ve done on a set, and I’m eagerly looking forward to being able to show you more. Today was a good day for me as an artist, thanks for being a part of it.
As most of you know by now, I participated in the upcomming Marvel’s Greatest Heroes set from Rittenhouse Archives. For this set, Rittenhouse has set up an “Artist of the Day” feature on their facebook page. I can’t show any of my cards here until the set releases, but if you’d like to see a page of them before that, you need to head over to the Rittenhouse page and ask them to make me a featured artist. I would really appreciate your support, and would be thrilled if I was part of this feature. All you need to do is go here and leave a comment asking for them to put me in the feature, and if enough of you chime in for me, I’m sure they’ll serve you up some killer samples. This set was by far my best work to date, and I’m really excited for you all to see the cards, so don’t delay! Thanks everyone!
I’m sure the sketch card collectors out there are eagerly anticipating the release of the Marvel Universe set from Rittenhouse Archives. I worked on 150 cards for the set, and I hope those who find them in random packs enjoy my work. Here’s a sneak peak at a set of Spiderman cards done for the set. Enjoy!