Wednesday, March 23, 2011


This month as been crazy! Actually the it's been crazy since January. I'm tired of talking about secret projects because it's going to be a long time until I can even think about showing anything I've been working on for them. I have a craving for gouache! I'm thinking I might need to pop over to the art store and grab some proper paper! I've tired to pain in my moleskine with no luck - the pages don't take the color all that well. There's lots I'd like to experiment with.

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I don't have much to post in the realm of personal work. Adjusting to my work load has caused some of my personal stuff to become neglected. I do manage to sketch here and there though. This is something I like doing - just sort of sketching lots of body-forms quickly in pen. I have a tendency to want to get everything right and so this helps me to loosen up and try to let go of making the drawing perfect.
Here are more doodles:

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I've also recently made a facebook page for my artwork. I was sort of opposed to the idea for a while - only because I already update a million things on the internet already so one more thing seemed like a bit much. However, it sort of needed to happen. If you'd like to keep up with my work on facebook you can here:
I know a very talented lady by the name of Laura Guill - we went to school together and had studios almost next to each other in thesis. Recently I commissioned a small illustration from her and just had to share it!

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This tiny tapir is literally the most adorable thing in the world. Laura's work involves her painting subjects in acrylic and then cutting them out and pasting them to a background to created a three dimensional effect. I love my tapir so much! Thanks Laura! :D You can see more of Laura's tiny animals on her blog, here:
Anyway, I'm off to work on some developmental work. I do have a about 10 card illustrations I'm hoping will be released so I can show those as well.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011


This was an old sketch I stumbled across and I thought I'd post it. I was reminded of it by my recent "Daily Deviation" feature over on "Dinner With Gnolls" was part of an idea I had to explore gnoll customs and physiology as a way to boost my portfolio with more fantasy/concept work. The piece was sort of a turning point for me as I began to experiment with light-source a bit more than I was used to. While I'm not really fond of the piece now it was a nice surprise to have it featured as it was to stop and remember it for a minute. In any case, I'd like to explore gnolls a bit more as I usually think they are overlooked in fantasy and such. Most times they a written off as bloodthirsty and dangerous - which I suppose could be the case. However, I always have fun taking something like this and putting a naturalist twist on the subject. ;)

This is a more recent piece. Another one for Imagine FX magazine. This one should be out in stores soon. I have a few other Q&A's that will be out sooner that this one but I felt as if I should post about it now since it hadn't been put up anywhere else before now.
Work on personal projects is slow as I am busy with other projects - I feel like I've been saying this a lot. :P  Either way I'm beginning to adjust to the work load so I'm hoping to get some personal work done soon. I have some ideas for a new project I'd like to start. The Morae River has been halted for now. I think the project has been exhausted. I think there were too many restrictions with the way it was set up. In any case, I'm excited to start exploring a new world.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hey Everyone! I've made a Facebook Page for my work! Check it out here: Brynn Metheney - Concept Art and Illustration