First up, a couple of character concept commissions from long time patron, Death Tribble. (Kinda mouthful sentence there....sheesh.) Anyway, he wanted an evil wonder woman type playing with short, platinum hair against the Amazon princess black locks, skull motifs instead of american flag motifs etc.
Then, he asked for a super agent wearing a jet pack using a blaster. And it was his idea of the sorta flight suit orange... a very cool choice in my opinion.
Next up calls for a bit of explanation. I did "Swords Defiant" several years ago in Genesis oils. It is one of the few illustrations I have done simply for myself. I had the pose idea in my head and I wanted to do it, so I did. It wasn't for a publisher or commission. However, Tim Gray of Silver Branch Games did eventually want it for his Jaws of the 6 Serpents RPG and so it became the cover... and I ended up running Jaws for a mini campaign of about 9 episodes and a very fun game it was too!
I don't think I've posted Swords before, or recently, Tim did point that I did not have it on my Photobucket. Turns out I did, on the very first page of 17, on my Photobucket, understandable how it could be missed.
Tim recently asked me to do a cover for the upcoming Serpents' Teeth, a Jaws expansion. We talked about a few different predone things I had kicking around...and one was a sketch i had done for the sequel to that Jaws game. A ninja-ish fantasy woman I had drawn for an NPC (who only appeared for in one episode). Tim and I also talked about it being a nocturne, to contrast nicely with the first cover. Yin-yang, day-night, desert-urban, male-female. So taking that base sketch, re-working the face (we didn't want a mask on her) and working in some urban elements, here is what you end up with.
Link to Jaws of the Six Serpents: http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php? ... 60595&it=1
The initial character concept sketch:
The original Jaws of the Six Serpents cover
And the follow up expansion cover for Serpents' Teeth: