This was an important piece for me. It was one of the first paintings I did after reading James Gurney’s book, Imaginative Realism. If you paint, get the book. It is very affordable, go get it, don’t wait.
I always enjoy working for Wizards of the Coast and had the pleasure of doing these paintings for Jon Schindehette (www.artorder.com) which is always fun. Plus, the guy has cool boots, seriously.
These next two paintings, were for the same issue, and have the same characters in them. I loved this because it was a great light-hearted subject. These adventures are racing through some amazing city in the D&D world and all that it includes. How fun is that?
This last one was a fun challenge. I wanted to piece to stay a little light, but still feel dangerous. I kind of crossed a hyena with a pitbull and some other dogs to get these mean puppies.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.