Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Card dump and upcoming events

Just released today is the new set of  the Warcraft card game "Crown of Heavens" which I made some art for: a goblin, vial and a half sheep/frog.  
Initially when I saw the vial in the assignment I was worried that maybe I was going to start getting cards of lesser importance.  Fear is always present as a freelancer, as you often don't communicate much with your clients and are always worried how your work is received.  My advice is to just to do your best on whatever assignment you are given, and don't worry about being typecast or labelled by your art director.  A great piece of art whatever the subject just instills confidence and puts you on good terms with your art director.  Subsequently after doing this job, my fears have been completely alleviated, as I actually have been getting better assignments with more important and complex art descriptions.

To understand how to render the liquid, I'm looking at orange juice...

I'm sure I will sell a boatload of print of this guy... ;)

Also recently released are 2 cards for Magic the Gathering's new set "Dark Ascension".  
These are the second cards I've done, and it seems like they are fairly important and getting alot of exposure.  This is a "red eye" female shaman who turns into a wolf on a double-sided card.
 I'm really pumped to do more and I hope the AD keeps calling! (there's that fear again)

Lastly, there are a few upcoming events I'll be at.  I will be teaching another fantasy character drawing workshop in Edmonton Sat-Sun Feb.25-26th. Details are here.
Also, I'll be in Calgary at the Calgary Comic Expo in April in the artist alley selling my stuff.  Come on down to cowtown and visit me along with Stan Lee, Buck Rogers and the entire cast of Star Trek the Next Generation!