Thursday, February 06, 2014

Progressions & Painted Sketches

I stopped painting for a while. I did other things, but it never really left my mind.
 In the meantime, I started working for MTG and that involved having to do card alters at events and such. It inspired me to break my paints back out. Moving from small, to big, and then back to small again.

Lotleth Troll artist proof acrylic

Blood Crypt artist proof acrylic

lt felt good to move paint again.
I moved to small canvases and then popped out one big one that had been swimming around in my subconscious for a while.
Pater Probus 24x36 Acrylic

 I was working in acrylics and was struggling to keep the paint wet and consistent. I got fed up and went out for a big Blick sale and got some oils (thanks to Aaron Miller for his for helping me choose the paints).

I took it slow and didn’t commit myself too much to what I was doing, but I have been thinking about it for a while.
l dld these oil paint sketches last weekend.

6x6 oil 
6x6 oil

6x6 oil
4x4 oil

10x10 oil

Getting the itch to tackle something big again.


SDCC 1.5

 Comicon was pretty epic. 
Thanks to Jason Felix for being a pal and helping me get set up wth a space. We'll be back for round two next year.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spectrum 20

This year, I am honored to have one piece that was chosen to be included in upcoming Spectrum 20.

My full wrap around cover for Frank Beddor's Hatter M: Zen of Wonder
©Automatic pictures

art by vincent proce

Spectrum 19

It always interests me what gets into the annual Spectrum and what doesn't. Every year, I send in multiple pieces for consideration into the revered publication. This year I sent in 15, I think, and luckily two of those pieces made it in.
True, I've been fortunate enough to have a piece or two of my work accepted yearly for the the last 6 years or so, with a gap year that my work wasn't chosen.
It's always hard NOT to be chosen. No bones about it. Alternately yeah, it feels really great to have my work accepted, when it is. I feel like it's a pretty sweet vindication of how hard I've worked at my craft.
Still, year after year, I can never predict if I'll get in or if I won't, and if so, which of the 15 or so pieces I sent made it.
Here's my work that was included in Spectrum 19.

The first one is art for Magic the Gathering Planechase

Hedron Fields of Agadeem
© Wizards of the Coast

The second one is concept art for Magic.

Concept Art for Magic the Gathering
© Wizards of the Coast

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spectrum 18

l was extremely honored to have my piece Body Parts selected to be the title page for Spectrum 18:The Best in Contemporary Fantasticic Art

 lt was created as concept art for Phoshor Games. 

Body Parts_ Digital

Monday, April 15, 2013

MTG 2013

Return to Ravnica

 I've got horror in my bones.

Lotleth Troll

Rakdos, Lord of Riots

Blood Crypt

 Corpsejack Menace

© Wizards of the Coast


These were for a set called Planechase. It was a project that seem to span several years in the making. In it, Jeremy Jarvis gathered some really fantastic pieces of art. Some of my personal favorites in the Magic the Gathering world.


Trail of the Mage-Rings

© Wizards of the Coast

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