April 14, 2010
This blog has been moved over to my studio’s new website!
It took a few days to get it set up, but I now have shiny new digs for the contents of this blog.
Simply head on over to www.mchughstudios.com to continue following my latest goings-on, sign up for the RSS feed, and see my latest work.
The site will feature my growing portfolio of new published work, original art for sale, studio news, works in progress, and my daily warm-ups!
A new daily warm-up has already been posted and awaits your enjoyment.
See you there!
April 8, 2010
The latest strangeness from my tablet.
And I picked up my new printer, an Epson R1900. I’m looking forward to offering some nice quality prints at cons in the future as well as incorporating it into my work flow as so many of my arty friends have successfully done.
I am editing the next episode of the Ninja Mountain Podcast. We turn 60 this week!
The show has 2 segments. One recorded by the UK clan and one recorded on North American soil. Very nice! It should be good fun when it’s all pasted together. 🙂
Onwards to the painting for today.
April 6, 2010
I’ve been watching Starz Original Series “Spartacus” each week and have been really enjoying the show. I guess that’s where this comes from.
I’m also a fan of Dungeons and Dragons Dark Sun campaign setting from back in the day. No doubt that played into this as well.
Back to painting!
April 5, 2010
Anothere Monday is upon us and I am back in the studio.
I worked the weekend away believe it or not and wrapped up an under-painting for a dragon illustration.
It is coming along swimmingly and I am beginning the over-glazing and final painting stage today.
Can’t wait to share it here. 🙂
April 2, 2010
No time for a sketch session today.
I had a podcast to edit together. 🙂
Episode 59 is available for the listening at the Ninja Mountain Scrolls.
My buddy, “Prof” came on the show and we had a great time peppering the poor man with questions. A couple of Brits return to the show as well for a fun segment on their current projects. Very cool.
I also set out yesterday to order myself a shiny new Epson R 1900 printer.
It’ll be the newest tool in my studio arsenal and will allow me to more quickly size up sketches to painting dimensions. It can print to watercolor paper and board ( I am told).
I see a lot of experimentation coming up as I find ways to streamline my workflow.
Plus, I’ll be able to make better quality prints for sale at shows. The ink set on this puppy is top-notch and are pigment-based rather than dye. This makes the prints much more resilient.
Can’t wait to crank it up!
April 1, 2010
Yesterday we recorded the U.S. portion of the Ninja Mountain Podcast and Jon Hodgson sat down with Andy Hepworth for a segment. I am editing it up today and will get it posted some time tomorrow probably.
Painting on other projects continues in earnest. I’m painting a dragon right now which is most exciting for me.
I love me some dragons. 🙂
I’ll be sure to share it here when I’m done. Progress shots are being taken so I can post them along with the finished art soon.
Back to it!
March 30, 2010
Some gelatinous goodness for your viewing pleasure today. 🙂
We had a great time wandering Boston on Saturday. We roamed Copley, Newbury Street, and China Town on a sort of “Eating tour” thanks to Paul “Prof” Herbert’s main squeeze, Allison, a foodie and baker in search of culinary adventure.
It was fine weather which made for fun exploration of Bean Town.
That evening we joined members of Art Order’s New England/Boston members’ group for dinner near Fenway Park ( home field of the Boston Red Sox). Check out Art Order’s ning group for more such regional networks and scintillating conversation. 🙂
Here is some photographic evidence that we indeed all met under the same roof on a chilly Boston evening.
From left: Jeremy ( aka. yours truly), Joe Acone, Jorge Lacera
From left to right: Caroline Himmelman, Jeff Himmelman, Paul “Prof” Herbert, Allison Dann, Jon Schindehette
It was great breaking bread with the gang and it was a treat to have Jon on our coast and joining in the fun.
Now it is time to hit the drawing board!
March 26, 2010
Another adorable offering from my desktop to yours. 🙂
Yesterday, I finished editing episode 58 of the Ninja Mountain Podcast and posted it. Chandra Free was a terrific guest. Lots of fun and very talented.
In other news, Silver Lion Studios has begun promoting my cover art for their upcoming title, “Derelict Delvers”
It looks to be a fun role-playing game when it hits the shelves. Sci-fi adventury goodness. 🙂
Here’s a look at the cover. It’s a blend of traditional and digital painting featuring strong pulpy color.
Dungeon Delvers cover art for Silver Lion Studios
Tomorrow, I head to Boston to hang out with friends and meet up with New England members of Jon Schindehette’s Art Order ning group. I’m looking forward to it!
In the meantime, I’ve some painting to see to. 🙂
Onwards to the weekend!
March 25, 2010
I’m editing the podcast today and then settling into some studio work.
I thought a creature feature was in order. In shimmies the Gorger.
No idea what he is but the term, “friendly” does not seem to apply…
Onwards tot he days endeavors!
March 23, 2010
Today just seemed to call for a change of pace.
In swoops Rocket Dude! Defender of the Awesome Skies!
Along with his faithful sidekick, “Pip”. ( He’s the one in the bi-plane).
Long live the pulpy goodness!