Monday, October 10, 2016

Battletech:Warhammer/ Xenofera Kickstarter

 In the suburban outskirts of an industrial city world two merchandised titans go toe to toe, as the battle rages in the distance.  In the foreground the Merc warhammer makes quick work of the lightly armored grasshopper as it desperately weaves between modular domiciles. This was done about a year ago and the medium was digital.

On a different note Xenofera is off to a good start, not even a week and we already have 1/2 our funding. If you would like to check it out here is a link,
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1220134404/xenofera-join-the-hunt
To the left you  will witness the hairless sheep in the Undulating Mountains of Prairie, which serve as a refuge from the pursuits of the vicious cownivore. To the right this is a wandering pink faerie   armidillo scouring the vast lava bed wastes on the toxic planet of Barren.
These are just a few of the creatures you may come across and be able to capture for your space zoo in the in the game Xenofera.  Below is a chart of some of the bonus creatures that backers can vote on to include in the Xenofera starter box set. However if we can get the project funded by Thursday, you won't have to vote because they will all be included!  


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Xenofera Kickstarter Launch October 4th

Xenofera is a strategic card game where players must recruit a crew, build cages and then use their crew and cages to capture alien creatures (Xenofera).  The player with the most valuable collection of Xenofera at the end of the game wins. But keeping the creatures you’ve caught is not easy.  Other players can sabotage your expedition by stealing your cages and creatures or enticing away your crew members.  You may need to battle them to keep what you’ve worked so hard to obtain.
Xenofera can support from 2 to 5 players with an average play time of 30 to 75 mins, roughly 15 mins per player.

Above are some examples of the wide variety of xenofera you may encounter on your safari across the galaxy. Be sure to watch for our Kickstarter on the 8th of October 2016!
See our website for more art examples and the first prototype deck http://www.xenofera.com/
and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Xenofera/
Check us out on Twiter @xenofera
(All of these sites are updated more frequently that this blog)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Gencon 2016 Play Testing


I’ve been slacking on keeping the blog updated, I’ve been getting ready for Gencon partially because of the new card game Xenofera, but mostly because I’ve been sharpening up my X-wing skills.
 
 Above is a rudimentary creature card, I’ll be posting more art after I get back from gencon

If you are attending Gencon 2016 or around the Indianapolis region this weekend feel free to stop by and join us for a play testing of Xenofera!

Xenofera is a dynamic 2-5-person card game where players compete to see who can collect the most exotic cosmic zoo. Players must recruit an expedition team; acquire the gear needed for a galactic safari, then set out for the wildest hunt in the galaxy.
Xenofera will be going live on Kick Starter at the end of September, more details will be coming soon….. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Warhammer 40k Art


I’ve been pretty bad over the last few years posting projects I’ve been working on, so I’m playing catch up right now. These are some pieces I did for Warhammer 40k Conquest from some of the Tyranid and Necron expansions.
Above Some Necron warriors reanimating after several decades of lying dormant.
Below more Necrons holding off an assault by Chaos Berserkers on a death world.

An Enginseer caught off guard while investigating an anomaly at a forge world.
A Venomthrope overpowers a Imperial Psyker in the ruins of an ancient temple

Below are some progress shots of my current project Xenofera, which is a enterprise I'm am working on with a game designer I met at a recent convention.  I'm currently trying to get the layout of all the cards squared away. Its kind of cool getting to figure out the layout and design for an entire set of cards, I just hope it comes out ok when they are printed, I’m kind of new to this.
This is the official seal for the Royal Society of Xenofera Huntsman, this is going on the card backs.
Next update I will post some of the finished card designs!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Xenofera/ Battletech





I meant to post these sooner, I got tied up on a rush job for the folks at Batttletech.  I’ve been working on a semi-self initiated project with a game maker I met at recent game convention. The name of the game is Xenofera, and it’s a 2-5 player competitive card game where the goal is to collect the most exotic space animals from all over the galaxy. Above is the cover art for the box.

This is the Jokers Jackal and its just one of the examples of one of the creatures you may encounter. I'm trying to make the art more fun and no so serious as I normally do. I’ll have many more examples of these in the future, as we get closer to the launch date so stay tuned for updates.
Below are some pieces I did for Battletech a while back

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Primarchs /Getting Back Into the Swing of Things



I thought I’d try this again since its almost been 3 years since my last post. What better way to kick this off than by showing the Primarchs I’ve been working on. For those of you not familiar with the Warhammer 40k (30k) universe the Primarchs are the sons of the Emperor of mankind and founders of original 18 Legiones Astartes.
 Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters
Mortarion, of the Death Guard 
 
Lorgar, of the Word Bearers
 
Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperors Children

These guys are all traitors and I hope to, in the near future, paint some of the good guys.
I’ll be posting some more updates by the end of the week showing some more updates and I want to show off some new art for a personal card game I’m working on that should be going live on KIckstarter, sometime later this year.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

San Francisco/ Trapped In Denver/ Art update

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It’s been far too long since I updated anything on the Internet, so I am going to force myself to get back into posting stuff online starting with my blog.
Here a Trygon has sprung a subterranean surprise attack upon a patrol of Space wolves in the mountains surrounding their mountain fortress. The warriors of Fenris desperately battle against a formidable of which they will most likely not win.

I did this piece in gouache on a 20x30 piece of Illustration board. I’ve been using gouache in a more loosely applied manner than I did in the past. I think this is partially due to experimenting with weekly paintings where I attempt keep the paint fluid and move it all around the canvas. I also worked with a very limited pallet I think it was a total of six to seven colors, most all ranging in the cool spectrum.

Below is my sketchbook from The San Francisco trip that I went on for School with the University of Hartford MFA in Illustration Limited Residency program. At one point I was stranded in the Denver airport for four days due to a blizzard. This is my entire sketchbook Unabridged and uncensored.





Chaos Ensues 
 


Now, I’m going to Gen Con!