Monday, July 12, 2010


I just entered my piece The End of a Legend for a chance to win prizes from Corel. Please if you would vote for my piece. All you have to do is sign in and then vote. You can also vote everyday so any help you can give would be extremely appreciated. You can vote for my piece here.

Friday, July 2, 2010


I just got some awesome news. I won an all expenses paid scholarship to go to Illuxcon this year. I am so excited about it. For those of you who don't know Illuxcon is a convention for fantasy illustration. So many great artists will be there like; Justin Sweet, Daren Bader, Dan Dos Santos, and even Donato. And that is just a very small amount.

I got in on the submission of my The End of a Legend piece.

If you want to know more about Illuxcon check it out here. Illuxcon 2010

I am so excited for this it is a great honor, I am very thankful to have been chosen.

The End of a Legend (Beowulf Series image 3 of 3)

The final image in my Beowulf series entitled The End of a Legend. This one depicts the final battle between Beowulf and the dragon. Unlike his previous battles this one takes place years later after Beowulf is made king. A dragon begins to terrify Beowulf's land setting fire to all he sees. Beowulf with a group of thanes then faces off against the dragon. When the battle begins all of Beowulf's men except for Wiglaf abandon him. At the end of the fight Beowulf and the dragon both lie dead and Wiglaf sees to him. Wiglaf being Beowulf's only relative becomes the next king.

To contrast with my other pieces I wanted this one to depict the end of the battle, the aftermath of the carnage. I thought a nice way to show this was through the use of an above view so we could see the crows looking down upon the feast before them. I thought this quite appropriate as crows are very symbolic of death.

With the design of the dragon I wanted to keep with the same mammalian and aquatic fusion that Grendel and his mother had. I decided to give him a mane down his whole neck. I figured that any creature who lives in such a cold environment would need to have some form of warmth. He has the similar fin nature to his ear that Grendel and his mother does, but the main aquatic feature I gave him was to base his design off an eel.

I was really proud of how this piece turned out, I hope all of you enjoy it as well.