Monday, November 19, 2018

Morkoth Miniature by Timmy Gansereit - UPDATE!

I have been talking a lot about the Morkoth and handmade miniatures lately. Last week I shared with you the miniature made by Drew Nosotti and back in August I shared the miniature made by Timmy Gansereit. This post is a little overdue, but after the campaign was completed and the monsters all vanquished Timmy contacted me and offered to send me his Mortkoth miniature. I was honored and humbled to say the least. I was thrilled that Timmy wanted me to have his creation and jumped at the opportunity. Timmy's Mortkoth now lives in my office with the rest of my monsters and miniatures and it is a prized addition! A HUGE THANKS goes out to Timmy for his amazing work and his generosity. Here are some images of the Morkoth hanging out in my office...

Custom Morkoth miniature by Timmy Gansereit

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog. With Thanksgiving on Thursday I will most likely see you back here next week! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Return of the Gazer - Dragon Heist

Recently it came to my attention that one of my Dungeons & Dragons pieces has made a repeat appearance in the new Dragon Heist book. It is a book I would have really liked to work on, so technically I did. Here is a look at the cover of the book, it is FULL of great art and I hear it is a really fun adventure and offers a lot of world building...

Dragon Heist for all you heisted dragon needs!

If you flip to the back to the monster section you will be able to find the Gazer. I originally created the Gazer for Volo's Guide to Monsters. A lot of talk about Volo's on the the blog this week. Now THAT was a great book to work on! Here is the page from Dragon heist with the Gazer on it...

Gazer's return! RAWR!

Lastly, here is the full art that I did of the Gazer for Volo's. I really liked how this one turned out and it is nice to see it making its return. I am sure it was just an oversight, but I was not credited in Dragon Heist. These things happen and WotC always goes out of their way to make sure everyone gets credited. Just look at my post about the Dungeons & Dragons Dungeonology book to know what a great job they do to credit artists. Like I said, these things happen and it is a fluke for it to slip through the cracks. Not even sure why I brought it up, just in case you went looking for my name I guess. ANYWAY... here is the art for the Gazer...

Beholder Gazer
11 x 14 - Digital
Art Director - Kate Irwin
© 2016 Wizards of the Coast LLC

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Handmade Morkoth Miniature by Drew Nosotti

Recently it came to my attention that a second person has made a really cool handmade miniature based off my Morkoth illustration from Volo's Guide to Monsters. As with the previous miniature it was posted in a Facebook group. With my love of miniature it is so exciting to see people taking my work and being inspired enough to create their own miniatures. To start things off, here is a look at my illustration of the Morkoth...

Morkoth
11 x 14 - Digital
Art Director - Kate Irwin
© 2016 Wizards of the Coast LLC

I love that the Morkoth seems to be a monster that demands a miniature and people are stepping up to make their own. Drew Nosotti has given me permission to share his photos of his Morkoth miniature and I think it is just wonderful. Drew did a really great job and I think it is extremely faithful to the illustration. This continues to be the kind of thing that gets me excited about working in the gaming industry, people making their own stuff based on the worlds that you help create. Enough of my talking, here is Drew Nosotti's Morkoth miniature...

Morkoth Miniature by Drew Nosotti
Images used with permission of Drew Nosotti

That's all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Return of the Wookiee Navigator - Veteran Turret Gunner

A quick post today about the return of the very first Star Wars card I ever painted. The Wookiee Navigator first saw life in the Star Wars Card Game and went fairly unnoticed. When it was added to to the X-Wing miniature game as the Gunner card it got a lot of attention. Now that the second edition of X-Wing has been released it looks like the Gunner card has made the leap and is now the Veteran Turret Gunner. Here is look at the original art from 2012...

Wookiee Navigator
© 2012 Fantasy Flight Games

The good thing is that this time around the art is a little bigger. I think. Never the less, it is on a bigger card. I think. Which ever it is, here is the card...

Veteran Turret Gunner Card

If you want to get your hands on the card all you need to do is buy one of the new Y-Wing ships and it will be in there...

X-Wing 2nd Edition release of the Y-Wing that contains the Veteran Turret Gunner

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Kitten That Ate My Blog

Last Tuesday I walked into the same park I walk every day. Last Tuesday was different. Last Tuesday there was a very small kitten all alone and crying in the tall grass. Momma cat was nowhere to be found and there were no other kittens. I found the nest that the kitten was a couple of feet away from and it too was empty. After a hiss or two the kitten was snuggled up against my leg as I knelled in the grass looking for other kittens. It did not resist me picking it up and at that moment I knew I most likely had a kitten. Walked home with a kitten tucked in my shirt and made a quick drive to our vet. The kitten was pronounced healthy and was about three to four weeks old. Kitten spent the rest of the day at the vet while I got things situated. He does not want a bottle and is learning to eat cat food with kitten formula mixed in AND, most importantly, he uses the litter box like a champ. He is coming with me to the office for feeding and care part of the week. He has also devoured my ability to get any work done at home. I was able to make some notes for revisions to some of my writing last week, but I was not able to get anything actually written until yesterday. The kitten has become more mobile and is exploring more and sleeping a lot. So I have finally been able to carve out time to work.

This is little Mietze (rhymes with pizza) and he is being the cutest little distraction possible...

 Jonsey is not happy about the arrival of Mietze, hopefully in time it will change.

That's all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Art in Unexpected Places - Halloween 2018

I have shared with you before some of the fun stuff one of our neighbors does throughout the year. When it is not revolving art on their fence it is fun Halloween displays. This year they upped their game and did a display that changed throughout the month. While I missed getting a full image of their first display (there was a hurricane that interrupted everything and I did not know that the display would be gone) I got plenty of image of the second and third displays. I have some image to share with you today of their Halloween displays... on Halloween!

Reaper is an art curator when not gathering souls

The subtly of the brush work, the layers of meaning in every image, Reaper truly knows his art

The first display that I missed was a afternoon lunch on the lawn

Everyone was gathered round the table for a fine meal and there were some that got table scraps

Lastly, we have some good old trick or treating

Aren't you a little big to trick or treat?

 Reaper says NEVER! You are never to old to trick or treat!

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

Remaining Limited Edtion Grand Bazaar Prints NOW AVAILABLE!

Prior to Illuxcon I spared with you the limited edition print for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia that my wife and I collaborated on. More than half of the print run have already sold so I am making the remaining copies available on my store. They are selling fast, so if you would like one I suggest heading over and picking one up for yourself today!

 Limited to an edition of 25, these prints are distressed, marked, stamped, and assembled by hand and are a collaboration between myself and Achsa Nute.

 Three of the prints side by side to show off how they are unique pieces.

 Limited to 25, once they are gone, they are gone.

 All prints are signed by both Achsa Nute and myself.

 A closer look at the flyer component of the print.

That's all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com