New Website! (again)

I’m quite proud to present my new website! Take a look around!

As with all things in art and design, I have found that my methods, techniques and aesthetics have changed and evolved over time. It’s only right that my portfolio website should evolve as well. In addition to a new site, I’ve designed a new logo for my work. As for the inspiration behind this latest change up, I felt like I really wanted to honor my roots as an illustrator. One of my earliest sources of inspiration was from a humble little game… called Dungeons and Dragons. I remember my oldest brother Joel picking up the books we needed to play the game. I must have been around seven years old at the time. They were filled with all kinds of arcane rules and stats that were fairly intimidating, but what I noticed first was the pictures.

Beautiful illustrations filled the inside pages and the covers by Jeff Easley were jaw dropping. I was hooked. Even if the game was difficult, confusing and not really designed for the mind of a seven year old, I was determined to play. Eighteen years later, I rediscovered those same musty old books on a corner of a bookshelf in my parents house. And they still hold up! Some really good work was being done by TSR back then. So, with this latest website rebuild, I really wanted to pay homage to one of the first inspirations that drew me to the fantasy genre: the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook, 2nd Edition, circa 1995.

My copy of the AD&D 2nd Edition Player’s Handbook, cover illustration by the legendary Jeff Easley.

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