Monday, August 31, 2009

Stirge Encounter!

Here's a recent sketchbook commission that I just completed this weekend. The only stipulations by the person wanting the commission was that he wanted it to have an adventuring party and stirges in it. This is what I came up with...

Friday, August 28, 2009

L4: Demonspawn module cover...

Thought I'd post one of my latest pieces. This one was my first attempt at acrylics and while I struggled a bit, it's definitely lit a fire under my butt to do some more painting in the near future.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pipe Dreams

Acrylic and ink on 6"x4" canvas. ©Jason A Braun (click to see full pic)

"Pipe Dreams" by White Ghost Shivers

I see faces, on the ceiling.
As the smoke begins to rise.
Always staring and beyond caring.
And they never close their eyes.

I hear voices, that keep me reeling.
So tender and so shrill.
Some are singing, but some are screaming.
And they bind me to their will.

Someone is choking, beneath my fingers.
And I thrill to feel his fight.
Tomorrow's grieving can be deceiving,
And it haunts me through the night.

Morning has broken, the sun has spoken,
As I stumble through the door.
To join the living, the less forgiving,
I know that I'll be back for more.

I know that I'll be back for more!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jaybird's personal work

Howdy Folks!

It's been forever since I posted, so I thought I'd drop a couple of things up here. A recent goal has been to carve out as much free time to paint as possible, and it's finally beginning to show dividends.

Up first, an Egyptian Mau Cat that's being donated to an auction benefitting the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition. I'm not ashamed of the soft spot I've got for our feline friends. Meow! 8x10, acrylic on canvas.

Next, here's a work in progress that I like to call "Chanticleer at the Joust". This piece started life as a quick figure painting that I belted out to test some varnish before attempting to apply said varnish to a larger, commissioned piece. Better to ruin a test canvas, right? Turns out that I hated the varnish, so I'm glad I tested!

I sat down and started making random shapes to cover up the figure and the varnish. Then it was sort of a Rorschach test... what did I see in the shapes?

I turned it around and around and thought of a few ideas, but it was a co-worker who said "It looks like a rooster in knight's armor". So, I decided to push it in that direction. The runner up was a purple alien landscape. I may yet explore that idea digitally since I have a nice scan of the purple stage.

A rooster in knight's armor:

A little more brush time and I think we'll have a wrap! Thanks for reading.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Last Stand Against The Frost Giant Lich King

Hey everyone, long time no blog. I thought I'd post my latest drawing up for the blog viewers to check out. I thought it would be fun to do a Lich encounter but have the Lich a bit different from the norm that we tend to see in gaming supplements. So, I thought a frost giant lich king would be sort of a cool take on a classic "creature." It was my first stab at a female dwarf too in any drawing that I had ever done. I was torn as to whether I wanted her to have a beard or not. In the end, a small tuft of chin hair won me over.

*Click on the small pic and she'll get all big for ya'!