Shadowrun 5 Operations Ace

July 15th, 2013 by Phil

The fifth edition of the role-playing game Shadowrun was released last week. I have two illustrations in the core rule book. In my last post, I showed off the orc sprawl ganger. Here’s an orc operations ace. If you need someone back at base running your show, she’s the tops!

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Shadowrun 5 Released!

July 12th, 2013 by Phil

Shadowrun 5th edition was made available yesterday as PDF download and printed pre-order. Apparently it broke all kinds of sales records for Catalyst Game Labs and Pretty exciting. Thanks to everyone for supporting it.

If you’d like a copy, you can get it from, bookstores (both brick & mortar or online), or your favorite local gaming shop.

The core rulebook has two of my illustrations. This first one is an orc sprawl ganger. Click to make him bigger. If you’re not too intimidated, that is.


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Green Man!

March 17th, 2013 by Phil

There are many wonderful versions of the green man floating around out there and it’s a motif that I’ve been taken with for many years. Beyond the sculptural heads adorning cathedrals and a large number of home gardens, fantastic painted versions have been completed by modern masters such as Brian Froud and Charles Vess.

So, when I needed a new phone case, I didn’t want to just buy one off the rack. I wanted to design my own. Since the green man has had a special place in my heart for all this time (and it’s been hanging around asking to be painted so frequently lately), I decided I’d let one live on my communications device too.

Below is my version of the green man. It’s a black and white acrylic painting with digital color.



Also, an animated gif including the first few steps of sketch to paint and all of the photoshop layers to color. Sorry about the graininess. For some reason, i couldn’t get rid of it completely.


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Green Men!

February 1st, 2013 by Phil

I painted a few green men, those folkloric symbols of fertility and nature. Of course, they’re on Scrabble tiles because why not?


Just like the owls, these are up in my Etsy shop.

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Coloring With My Son

January 30th, 2013 by Phil

My son rocks when it comes to the crayons and markers. He scribbles irregular ovals and sharp,¬†indiscriminate¬†angles with the best of them. Since he’s now around and we’re coloring together, I’ve rediscovered a love of crayons. They’re pretty spectacular. Here are some random crayon scratches by the two of us. If you can’t tell the difference, he did the good one.





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