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Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dark Knight, Dark Sun +++ (New Books, Prints, Art)

First up here's a small detail teaser for my new Dark Knight art. Check back for more on this soon!

Dark Knight: WIP pencil detail

I was in the bookstore a couple days ago and surprised to see there was a hard cover graphic novel printed of the "D&D: Dark Sun" comic for which I did cover art.
My cover art on this book is printed bigger and looks much better than it did on the comic. It is printed in a similar style to the D&D RPG books. The figures on the art are printed with a glossey finish, so they really pop.
The book is called "Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Ianto's Tomb" & published by IDW. Here's a couple pics of my cover & another cover I did is also printed inside the book.

DARK SUN HARDCOVER book:


Recently I got my comp copies for my George R.R. Martin book cover.
This is my first published cover for a novel (not graphic novel)
The art is also printed in my new artbook "Exorcism"

"Dragon de glace" Published by Actusf (French publisher)


ARTBOOK:
I'm doing small sketches for anyone who picks up a copy of my "Exorcism" artbook/ sketchbook before Halloween 2011.
The original doodles are on the inside back cover and each will be slightly unique. Due to time and numbers, I'm limiting myself to a sharpie Skullface doodle and not taking requests for characters.

For more details on my artbook/ sketchbook check here:
Exorcism: Art of Andy Brase- limited artbook/ sketchbook
These are limited and only available through me.
For more info on getting a copy, contact me at:
andybrase.art@gmail.com

Skullface doodles: (for my Artbook)

Here's a couple more pieces that are printed in my "Exorcism" book.
These ones are also available as limited art prints.
Both character illustrations are for my own project/world "Chaos Destiny"

Gatekeeper of the Dark V2 (updated 2011 version):

The Tongue Collector (Haunted version):

And to wrap this post up here's a WIP sketch from my sketchbook.
Another sketch of my Cudoviste creature.

Tentacles + Teeth: WIP sketch

Friday, September 30, 2011

Vampire + Medusa concept art (DC)

A long while back, I worked on some character concept & toy designs for DC Direct. The project hasn't surfaced, though I was recently given permission to show my concept drawings for the project.
One of the designs I worked on for a Vampire concept was used in a new comic from DC called "FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E."

The idea basically was to redesign some classic monster characters with some guidelines and direction that I was given from the awesome art director. We both have a passion for monsters, so I had a lot of ideas to sort through and seam together into a fitting design for each character drawing.

VAMPIRE:

BLOOD TANK (vampire back):

MEDUSA:

*Artbook/ Sketchbook Available! - more info here: Exorcism artbook

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dragonizor + Undead Army + Fallcon 2011

This is a sketch I was commissioned to do at a convention. The commissioner asked me to draw whatever I was in the mood to do.
So here's "The Dragonizor", another creature design/concept from my "Chaos Destiny" universe:)

The Dragonizor:

Here's an updated version of an older ink drawing I did for an unpublished project. I wanted to add a simple spot color style to pop the bottom characters out a bit more, but not overpower the ink work.

Undead Army : Black Ice

My next convention appearance will be at Fallcon in MN (Oct 15). I should still have copies of my new artbook/sketchbook "Exorcism" for that con. Plus various new Art Prints, etc.
Fallcon 2011 (more info here)

For those interested in my limited artbook/sketchbook, more info here:
Exorcism: Art of Andy Brase

Monday, August 22, 2011

Exorcism Artbook- Interior Pages

Here's another interior page spread from my new limited artbook/sketchbook "Exorcism". Check the previous blog entry for more info or at this link:
Exorcism: Art of Andy Brase- limited artbook/ sketchbook

Send me a message if you are interested in more details about getting a copy:)

The Eyeball Collector page: (photo)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Exorcism : Art of Andy Brase (New Artbook)

UPDATE:  Exorcism is now SOLD OUT.  There is a new sketchbook now available at my mail order page here:
Andy Brase Art: New 2013 Sketchbook

Available Now! I have copies of my new convention artbook.
This is the first sketchbook I've published through a printer and it turned out looking great!
For more info on getting a copy, contact me at:
andybrase.art@gmail.com

Exorcism
-new limited edition artbook/ sketchbook
-30 pages of my art, printed in full color
-includes art in various stages from pencil to ink to color

published by Runic Piranha Studios

Exorcism Cover:

Interior Page Spread:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wizard Chicago Con 2011 + New Art Teaser

I was invited to be a guest at Wizard Chicago Comic Con along with my wife Tamara (soon to be wife) who will also be showing her art. Tamara and I will be set up in artist alley for the whole show Aug 11-14. We will have new art prints and various other things that we are considering.

I'm planning a new convention art/sketchbook. Check back for more details as the show gets closer.
Here's a teaser for some newer art too.

Wizard Chicago Con 2011:
Main Webpage
Andy Guest Bio page
Tamara Guest Bio page

Teaser Pencil Detail:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Frost Dragon & The Girl + Rose + Spectrum 18

I recently had my art licensed for a George R.R. Martin book cover.
The cover is for the French publisher ActuSF and due out around May 23 (in France) under the title "Dragon de glace". The art is a couple drawings I had done & reworked together for this project. I tried a coloring style that was fairly minimal and light, especially over the character drawing.

ActuSF website: www.editions-actusf.com/

Frost Dragon & The Girl:

Here's a drawing my fiancée Tamara and I did for our wedding.
Tamara did the pencil design, then I inked it and added some color.

The Rose:

Spectrum 18!
The artist list was posted recently. I'll again have art in this annual artbook, which is due to be published and released in Fall 2011.
Here's a link to the full artist list: Spectrum 18 artist list

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Tongue Collector +++

Here's another character design drawing for my own project "Chaos Destiny". This creature was created to be the female counter-partner to another creature I created called "The Eyeball Collector"

Like the Eyeball Collector drawing, this just started as a doodle in my sketchbook. I got carried away with it, and tightened the details up like a finished piece. I created the background color and textures in photoshop with the idea of adding a creepy, alien atmosphere... an interesting setting I had in mind, but not overpowering the pencil drawing.

Here's a color version and some WIP photos I took of the sketch in various stages.

The Tongue Collector:
WIP photos:
Pencil Detail:

Here's another little drawing I did on V-day for my wicked kitty;)
Bee Heart:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dark Sun #2 out today!

Here's my cover art for Dark Sun #2. The comic is due out today (Feb 9) from IDW! This one was fairly rushed compared to the first cover I did for Dark Sun. There were some last minute changes requested in the basic composition, and the image had to be reworked in a hurry.
For this one, I skipped an ink version and jumped straight to a digital color final from my pencil. I finished this color version a couple hours before I left on an international flight.

Dark Sun #2: Color version

Dark Sun #2: Pencil version
I think IDW made a limited edition pencil version cover too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dark Santa & Frosty the Headless Snowman

Here's a sketch I did over the holidays. I decided to tighten it up a little and add a background. I don't think I've done a sketch of Santa before, so here's my version. I hope everyone had a good start to the new year.

Dark Santa & Frosty the Headless Snowman:
Here's a couple details from it too!
Skulls Detail:

Demon Elf Detail:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dark Sun #1 out today!

D&D: Dark Sun #1 should be out today from IDW! I did one of the covers, and it looks like they also released a limited edition pencil version of my cover art. Here's a preview of the comic.
Dark Sun #1 PREVIEW- click here

I did the pencil, ink and color on this cover. (the ink version is in a previous blog post) There's also another killer cover for the comic by Wayne Reynolds.

Dark Sun #1- color version:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sea Creature Sketch

Here's a new sketch for the New Year... a vicious sea critter design I was messing around with. It's another creature drawing for my own project "Chaos Destiny"

Sea Creature sketch:

Pencil Detail: