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Image: aheria.jpg   327x450 45652 bytes 2003.02.10

Request for Aheria. She asked someone to paint her maned wolf fursona in more gothicy, sexy style than she was usually depicted. The original is acrylics on vellum finish bristol. for some reason the yellow scanned in very ....electric. I toned it down a little in fireworks (and reduced the image to about half the size of the original), but the yellows all came up much more vehement than in the original, where the yellow on the chest and face was just very slight tinting. \r\nA pox upon ye, foul scanner, I shall defeat ye yet!

Image: allahVCL.gif   275x468 70521 bytes 2003.03.28

Acrylics on Vellum finish Bristol. Original is 11X14. Done for the March 2003 VCL compo.\r\n\r\nIt's Allah portrayed as a salukhi. Why? All dogs are considered unclean under Islam...except the salukhi, which is considered a sacred gift from Allah. It has to do with the way they hunt. saluhki will stun small prey, or hold larger prey at bay until the hunter comes so that it can be ritually butchered. Animals killed by dogs are considered tainted meat. a dog that will bring you live prey that can be correctly killed is therefore a valuable possession. (in medieval times salukhi could not be bought or sold, only given as gifts, they were priceless)\r\nIslam roughly translates as 'submission to god'. Therefore the other dog, a pariah type dog considered 'unclean', is shown kneeling and ashamed, having wounded his god. \r\nAllah is shown with a book, a sword, and an astrolabe (as one of the greatest achievment of islamic science), as he is a warrior and scholar among other things.\r\nThe text is a very badly copied verse from the Koran. Surah III, Verse 135 and 136, which deals with forgiveness. (I can't actually write Arabic, so make no claim that my copy job produced anything truly legible).

Image: apocadillos.jpg   1040x825 206616 bytes 2005.07.29

Jesus saves lepers.\r\nArmadillos get leprosy.\r\nWhen everybody gets back up in their bodies at the Armageddon, Jesus will have an army of very pissed off zombie armdillos to take out Texas!\r\n\r\n\r\nRighty-o.\r\n\r\n\r\nArmadillos, nuclear explosion, random looney ravings, instant internet classic! We'll be back to our usual diet of werewolves shortly.\r\n\r\nAcrylic on 11X14 brisol.

Image: Baptism.jpg   300x818 72629 bytes 2006.08.01

replacement art for Baptism of Fire for the Rage CCG.\r\n\r\nI thought about going with the actual fire angle for this to better match name, but source material, despite the name, involves no fire. Go fig. I could have gone with much more involved scene, but the final size this will actual be used at it is about 2 inches. Cool as full body dunking would be, it would be hard to recognize that small. That its going on a tiny collectable card game card is also why its such a funny shape.\r\n\r\nAcrylic on vellum finish Bristol. 12 inches high, by 4.5 inches wide. Original for sale through my website. \r\n

Image: bear.gif   364x450 100319 bytes 2003.02.01

Acrylics on vellum finish Bristol. originally 11" X 14". Scanned in two parts and stitched together in Macromedia Fireworks.\r\n\r\nSince I've been doing a lot of paintings recently I decided I might want to learn how to do something other than paint characters on abstract blotchy backgrounds or floating in the white void. So I got a book on painting landscapes. (Acrylics: Master translucent techniques for landscape painting by R. Bradford Johnson)\r\nI was intending on just dutifully following lesson plan, but the bear with fishing pole just sort of moseyed on in to the middle of the painting while I was doing the initial sketch. He fit, so he stayed.\r\nI need to work on the stippling technique, foliage did not come out as I would have liked. The grass and the tree trunks came out pretty well, and I'm happy with the bear. The yellow spots were originally, according to lesson plan, supposed to end up as flowers, but I mucked up early on with the spattering and they looked more like drifting cottonwood fluffies, so I went with that instead. If you've lived near somewhere with cottonwood trees, you know the fluffies I mean, and they end up glowy yellow in the sun, instead of white.

Image: Block_and_Roll_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   600x473 71935 bytes 2007.09.16

Block and Roll

Art for the Rage CCG for the card Block and Roll.\r\n\r\nI'm not sure "stop, drop, and roll" works on werewolves...\r\n\r\nMixed media on bristol. acrylic with colored pencil detailing. Many thanks to *jademacalla on Deviantart who do a great series of photos I used for reference.

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Image: Cooking_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   300x752 85028 bytes 2007.08.22


What's for dinner? People stew!\r\n\r\nArt for the Gift "cooking" for the Rage CCG which had the lovely flavor quote "this stew tastes kind of...funny..."\r\nOf course it does! It's made by rats out of the body parts they gnawed off people. Yummy!\r\n\r\nAcrylics on bristol. original is 7" tall by 3" wide.

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Image: Corporate_Downsizing_2_0.jpg   882x693 186532 bytes 2006.08.01

You never know who's lurking in the next cubicle...\r\n\r\nArt for the Rage CCG. original in acrylic on a 11 by 7 piece of vellum finish bristol.

Image: Corporate_Dowsizing.jpg   1026x808 211657 bytes 2006.08.01

Corporate Downsizing\r\nAcrylic on 11X14 vellum finish bristol. Linework was inked before painting, then touched up in a few places afterward.\r\n\r\nAlas poor Bob... I wonder who'll get his cubicle?\r\n\r\nWhen your company includes werewolves, termination of employment tends to be rather quick and bloody. Bob's hand's still on the table in a puddle of blood and it's on with business as usual already.\r\n\r\nI really like the two werewolves, and the dude that looks like Ed McMahon in the background. He looks EVIL. I like the arm with the hand resting on the guy's shoulder a lot. I like the left werewolf's pants and well defined six pack a lot. His goggles don't look as cool painted as they did in the original sketch, but oh well.

Image: dholetravoisVCL.jpg   402x549 56907 bytes 2004.01.25

A dhole hunter and her pack pony pause for a drink while trekking through a bamboo forest.\r\n\r\nMy first attempt at inking a sketch and then painting it. I like it! painting was done in acrylics watered down to behave like watercolors. The original line work can be seen in my sketches directory.\r\n\r\nI am most happy with the water effect. It even came out looking like it has a disrupted reflection of the horse in it and that the horse has its muzzle IN the water. The water is AWESOME. \r\n\r\nI am not totally happy with the grass and the horse's hocks. They didn't quite come out the way I had planned. However, I consider this a good first attempt at this technique.

Image: Doppleganger.jpg   394x1000 110662 bytes 2006.08.01

In modern pop culture, the Doppleganger is generally anybody who looks similar to someone else, like the twin they never had. In older folklore, a Doppleganger is a sort of darker spirit self that attaches itself to people, whispering advice and encouragement. Though not usually the good sort.\r\n\r\nI really like the rocks in the background and the sense of motion. The werewolf looks a bit blank, but since it's effectively breathing out its soul, um, vapid is kind of to be expected. I also like that the bottom of the spirits transparent so you can see the other half of the werewolf's face through the bottom. \r\n\r\nOriginal is acrylic on vellum finish bristol. 4.5 X 14 inches. Available for sale through my website.

Image: duckandcover.jpg   609x420 32813 bytes 2008.06.03

Duck and Cover

Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye, kitty cat!\r\n\r\nArt for the card "Duck and Cover" for the upcoming Rainfall set of the Rage collectible card game.\r\n\r\nACEO original charcoal and acrylic on bristol paper. Playing card size (2.5 X 3.5 inches) though it appears larger on screen here. It has been sprayed with a fixative so it can be handled without smudging.

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Image: elementarypaint.jpg   432x300 22017 bytes 2002.12.25

The peril of havign parents with packrat-like tendencies is they keep everything you ever did. So far as I can tell, this is the first painting in arcylic I EVER did, some time way back in elementary school. I like the background sunset colors. just posted as an example of how embarassingly bad you can be starting out.

Image: falling.jpg   566x400 78647 bytes 2008.09.24

Falling- ACEO

Leaders come, leaders go. Their mouths are filled with blood either way.\r\n\r\nACEO 2.5X3.5 inches. 6.5X9 CM. (it appears bigger on screen than it actually is) Original acrylic painting on card stock.

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Image: fenris.jpg   438x480 35589 bytes 2002.12.25

This was done in college some time, probably '98 or '99 and was the first time I had painted for at least 10 years. or at least painted on a FLAT surface. I took up painting miniatures in college. The techniques for that don't always translate so well. Done with acrylic on card stock. The glyphs were done with a mechanical pencil.\r\nMyself as a Garou. This was plated at a Rage card at one point, with my nifty stats, but it's sine wandered off. For those into that, I was a Homid Ragabash Fianna (yes, named Fenris). \r\nRage and associated terms are copyright White Wolf Game Studios.

Image: foxgirlfinal.jpg   439x600 49744 bytes 2002.10.24

The obligatory sexy fox girl, though she's a little off the normal pattern since the coat pattern is taken from an American grey fox, rather than the red that most people use. Her positioning is based on a pose found in DeBeers diamond ad. \r\nThis is the first painting I have done in years, and I never took any courses in it either. Yeah, its got some flaws (eyes, evil, evil eyes...), but I am otherwise very pleased with a first attempt.\r\nI do do some "painting" normally, but I paint sculptures, not on paper! Painting a three dimensional object is a whole different ball of wax. But I brought some of those techniques to bear on this.\r\nThe different textures of the fur and the clash were largely done by combining paint rubbing, dry brushing, and various washes. Its all done in arcylic paint, despite looking like water color in some places.\r\nI've particuarly happy with her wrap, which was done by laying down dark grey, light grey, and black stripes with a very dry brush, then doing a wash in a midnight blue over it. Then I added some little highlights here and there with a dry brush and some grey-blue (same color as her fur) which is how I ended up with that faint hint that she has breasts, without being overstated.\r\nI'm also really happy with the reddish coloring on her chest.\r\nArtwork copyright H.C. O'Neill 2002.

Image: Full_Auto_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   739x600 103809 bytes 2007.10.27

Full Auto

A hyena with some serious firepower... and goggles.\r\n\r\nTHE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!\r\n\r\nArt for the Rage CCG set Rainmakers for the card "Full Auto". Don't even ask what kind of gun he has. It's a werehyena with a big ass gun. And goggles. Looking cool. Shooting stuff. I had a day to paint it before the deadline hit.\r\n\r\n5.5 inches by 4.5. Painted in acrylic in a single evening of art frenzy. In private collection.

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Image: Ghiyath_2_0_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   450x518 74373 bytes 2006.10.23

Character art for the Rage CCG. Crinos form of Ghiyath. See my gallery to see what he looks like in his human form.\r\n\r\nAcrylic on bristol.\r\n\r\nOriginal is for sale through my website:\r\n

Image: Ghiyath_Homid_2_0_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   300x351 36632 bytes 2006.10.23

Art for the Rage CCG. Homid form of Ghiyath a Silent Strider werewolf character. See my gallery to see his big and furry side.\r\n\r\nAcrylic on bristol.\r\n\r\nOriginal for sale through my website:

Image: glass.JPG   565x508 111802 bytes 2002.01.23

werewolf on glass. \r\n\r\nThis piece is a bit weird. The reason for the odd shape is its on a glass shard. \r\nThis image was done by sketching out the rough outline of the werewolf and laying a plate of glass\r\nover it. I then painted directly onto the glass with acrylics using only six colors, though it appears\r\nI used a lot more. \r\nI then flipped the piece over and did a very light painting over the top of the werewolf (but went\r\nheavy on the eyes and teeth, thus why they stand out) to give it a soft furry look and a bit of a\r\nmotion blur. It gave it some additional depth too. \r\n\r\nThe scanner absolutely hated this piece. Two layers of paint, one of which was semi-translucent,\r\nwas giving it conniptions. It came out rather darker than it is in person, despite my twidling with\r\nthe controls. It also has a bit more depth to it in person because the eye doesn't flatten out the\r\ntwo layers as much. Ah well.\r\n\r\nThere's a crack across the bottom that looks a bit off, but that was in the glass shard when I started.\r\n\r\nFor an experimental piece, I'm fairly happy.

Image: hyenasunset.jpg   491x675 76816 bytes 2004.08.29

A hyena gazes at the setting sun, a rose clutched in one hand and the other raised before her. Dreaming of a lover who shall soon return, bidding goodbye to one, or merely remembering someone who has passed to the far shores?\r\n\r\nAcrylic on vellum finish bristol. original is 9X12 inches. The water effect was done in many, many thin washes and with a lot of smudging, as was the sky. Much liquid frisket was used to seperate the figure from the background.\r\n\r\nStrangely I think the 'background' came out better than the actual figure. I did a hyena with rose picture many moon ago, was dissatisfied with it, and swore I would return to the combo later. I think this came out relatively well.

Image: Inhuman_Resources_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   982x400 98988 bytes 2006.10.23

Art for the Rage CCG, a game about werewolf combat. It's the inhuman resources department of your friendly neighborhood evil megacorp! Pointy ears, claws, and tails are par for the course.\r\n\r\nI love the angry werewolf on the motivational poster in the background.\r\n\r\nAcrylic on bristol.\r\n\r\nYou can find out more about Rage here:

Image: inhumanresources.gif   699x265 81228 bytes 2003.10.27

Inhuman Resources Division. Even werewolves don't always get the best side of the deal in contract negotiations. Card artwork for an upcoming release of Rage cards on Halloween. For more info on Rage, check out:\r\n\r\n\r\nAcrylics diluted with water on vellum finish bristol. Textures achieved with blotting, dry brushing, and wet on wet paiting. Original version 11 by 4.5.\r\n\r\nHands. I draw an awful lot of hands. I am really happy with three of the hands in this picture, not so happy with the fourth. I drew it with five fingers. Yet somehow in the painting, a finger got lost. He's got a knife through it now, so I'm going to swear from now on that he lost a finger in an earlier contract negotiation. I meant to do that. Right.

Image: Jawbreaker_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   743x600 107125 bytes 2007.08.22


Art for the rage CCG for "Jawbreaker". Not only will I break your jaw, I'll tear it clean off!\r\n\r\nMixed media- acrylic with colored pencil detailing.

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Image: kelpiepainting.jpg   601x432 65759 bytes 2009.09.03

Kelpie the water horse

Water horses are common in Celtic and Scandinavian mythology. These malicious beasts appear as beautiful and exotic horses... but if you try and ride them they'll drag them beneath the water and devour you slowly. Kelpie is the most common name but there's more than a dozen versions of the water horse.\r\n\r\n7X10" acrylic on bristol.\r\n

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Image: Leila_the_Veil_Shredder_Crinos_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   471x600 78955 bytes 2007.08.22

Leila the Veil Shredder

Crinos art for Leila the Veil Shredder for the rage CCG. Experiment with mixed media acrylic and colored pencil. I was on a deadline so didn't have time to really go back and fix many of the issues with this.

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Image: Lodge_of_the_Silver_Record.jpg   1000x432 142907 bytes 2006.08.01

A revisting of an old subject. Replacement art for Lodge of the Silver Record for the the Rage CCG.\r\n\r\nI'm going back and remastering the online releases for the Rage CCG. Mostly it's to improve the image quality in the download, but there's also some cards that need a text correction. it's been a few years now. While I'm at it however, I'm replacing the art I personally did. Most of it, quite frankly, sucked. People just didn't like it. \r\n\r\n4.5X9 Acrylic on bristol. Original for sale through my website.

Image: lodgeofsilverrecord.jpg   750x281 50985 bytes 2003.12.08

reupload after a visit to the structured critique forum. Thanks guys! The werewolf's muzzle was shortened slightly, the shadows were made darker, and the shadows in the doorway were made lighter by applying a thin white wash.\r\n\r\nAcrylic on vellum finish bristol. A mix of washes and dry brushing. Background was done with a wash and blotting while it was wet.\r\n\r\nThe funny shape is because this artwork was done for the Rage collectable card game, which have long narrow art boxes on some cards. This appears in the online release, Intermezzo, on Lodge of the Silver Record.\r\n\r\nMore info on Rage at:\r\n\r\n\r\nRage and associated terms are copyright White Wolf Game Studios.

Image: lordalVCL.jpg   343x432 32421 bytes 2003.12.08

King Albrecht wants YOU! Pose based on the famous 1916 painting of Uncle Sam by James Montgomery Flagg.\r\n\r\nI have all new respect for anyone who's ever painted a character with white fur. King Al here was done by underpainting in an ivory wash, then adding texture with white tinted with some purple. Finer details were then added in titanium white and in a pale grey. I'm pleased with the fact that he looks furry, it was difficult to get.

Image: Man_suit_by_fenrislorsrai.jpg   409x1050 106733 bytes 2006.08.01

Original is acrylic on vellum finish bristol. 14" tall by 5.5". Art for the Doppleganger card in the Rage CCG. \r\n\r\nWhy do you wear that stupid bunny suit?\r\nWhy are you wearing that stupid man suit?\r\n\r\nRevamp of Doppleganger. Now it's more clearly an actual physical impersonation of another character. So considering what disgusting evil creatures Black Spiral Dancers are, how would they impersonate someone? Yeah, they would tear someone's skin off and wear it.

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