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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Painting time: 2 hours 40 minutes This is a tribute piece, a reproduction of Jan Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. I've always been drawn to this piece (as, I am sure, many have been over the centuries) and I find myself drawn  for several minute reasons. Part of the appeal is its [...]

By | 2012-09-15T09:50:25+00:00 September 15th, 2012|Artwork, Digital Painting, Featured|1 Comment

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor

  There is a funny trend I find in role-playing games, that a player concentrates so much effort of equipping their character for any and every situation (that and in every way conceivable, try to make them more bad-ass in appearance), that they forget that their character's final visage IN NOT NORMAL. This is usually [...]

By | 2012-08-20T00:52:32+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Artwork, Comic, Gaming, Star Wars|2 Comments

The Sword Master of Melee Island

  A piece depicting the ... uh ... "epic" battle between Guybrush Threepwood and the Sword Master of Melee Island™. For those of you who have never played the LucasArts classic Monkey Island™, yes, the the main character's name is Guybrush Threepwood. You begin the game with one quest: to become a pirate. Becoming a [...]

By | 2012-08-12T01:53:56+00:00 August 12th, 2012|Digital Painting, Featured, Gaming|0 Comments

Old-School Adventure

I've been on an adventure game kick lately. I discovered The Dig on my Steam account and it made me remember why the point-and-click adventure game is probably my favourite genre of video game. Even back in the early nineties, the adventure game hat the ability to tell a story in a way that would [...]

By | 2012-07-30T18:58:33+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Artwork, Digital Painting, Gaming|2 Comments

Wisdom

One of the things I like about the Legend of Zelda series is the reverence to the virtue of Wisdom. To those who are unfamiliar with the series, there are three divine virtues which bind the world of Hyrule. Courage, Wisdom and Power. These three elements are represented by the Triforce, the three golden triangles [...]

By | 2012-07-28T01:47:10+00:00 July 28th, 2012|Artwork, Digital Painting, Featured, Gaming|1 Comment

Rainbows In Puddles

Do you remember those moments as kids when the simplest discovery would rock your world? If I think back there are a number of them that come to mind. Little light bulbs of revelation that still linger in the recesses of my consciousness. What is fascinating about these moments is that they are accompanied with the [...]

By | 2014-08-05T12:59:19+00:00 July 23rd, 2012|Artwork, Digital Painting|0 Comments

The Art of Story – Part 1

Storytelling through Art     "Once upon a time, someone did something, then lived happily ever after."   This may sound silly but it is the basic framework of a story.   A complete story has 3 basic parts. A beginning, a middle and an end.   The beginning sets the scene. It introduces the [...]

By | 2012-07-21T15:38:51+00:00 July 21st, 2012|Artwork, Digital Painting, Featured|0 Comments