Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Creatures of the Galaxy Adversary Deck - The Return of the Ronto

I keep stumbling across instances of my Star Wars illustrations being reused on various other Star Wars projects. This time around I have for you the Creatures of the Galaxy Adversary Deck from 2016. It has been under my radar for over three years, so better late than never to share it. The adversary deck sees the return of the Enraged Ronto that I originally painted in 2013 for the Suns of Fortune Star Wars RPG supplement. Here is a look at the new incarnation of the art as the Enraged Ronto.

Ronto
Creatures of the Galaxy Adversary Deck
© 2016 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

To be honest when I learned that I had work in this deck I was expecting it to be the Nexu or a Rancor. Not really sure why I had not considered the Ronto as an option. I was a little surprised but glad to see it saw the light of day a second time. Not sure how many people ever saw it in Suns of Fortune the first time around. If for some reason you are hunting down Creatures of the Galaxy Adversary Deck to complete your collection of my work, here is an image of the front of the packaging so that you can get the correct one.
Creatures of the Galaxy Adversary Deck - For all your creatures of the galaxy needs

Lastly, here is the original illustration for the Enraged Ronto. You can have a look at the entire beast and not be distracted by the stock background they added to it in the deck version.

Enraged Ronto
Suns of Fortune - Star Wars RPG supplement 
9 x 11 - Digital
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

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, February 11, 2019

Art vs Artist - 2019

The art vs. artist meme is going around again, and I thought I would once again take part in it. I previously shared art vs. artist images in 2018 and 2016, not sure what happened in 2017. This time around I using my most recent works from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. Granted, some of these are a little older from last year because I am currently focusing on writing I am not creating new pieces for the book. That said, here is my submission for #artvsartist.

Art vs. Artist 2019

Not much else to say about this, I think it speaks for itself. I need to get back to work. RAWR!

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, I will see 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

Friday, February 8, 2019

And Another Unexpected Installation

Last week while walking in the morning I came upon another art installation. You might remember some of the other installations I have shared recently. This time around it was a two piece presentation at the entrance of a pedestrian tunnel under train tracks. On one side was a hand-painted Native American statue and on the other side was a metal pair of palm trees. I found the statue to be very interesting and the paint job compelling. Here is a look at the installation.

The Native American statue.

Metal palm trees for all your metal palm tree needs.

A closer look at the statue...

...and an even closer look.

Unfortuanlty, we can not have nice things, and after two days the installation was destroyed by some cretin who finds it easier to destroy than to just keep walking. The palm trees are gone, and the statue is completely smashed. There is a mark on the sidewalk where it shattered.

We can not have nice things.

I wish I had gotten photos of the statue in the daylight. Its paintwork is a lot more complicated than I initially thought. Oh well, next time. 

I hope that this does not deter the artist from continuing these installations. I do love finding them, and they make my day so much more exciting and happy.

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, 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

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Portent Artist Proof Sketch

Recently worked on another Magic the Gathering artist proof sketches. This time around it was on a Portent card, and since it was going to friends, I wanted to have some fun with it. They have already shown a great deal of enthusiasm for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia, so I tried to tie it all together. I present to you Ethra acquiring the Portent sphere.

Recent Magic the Gathering artist proof sketch on a Portent card

Yet another quick post today. I continue to have a backlog of posts to put up, but my schedule has been rather busy, and it allows for only the briefest amounts of time for the blog - if any. Eventually, I will push out some beefier content. 

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, February 4, 2019

Scum and Villainy Adversary Deck - The Return of the Mon Calamari

I keep stumbling across instances of my Star Wars illustrations being reused on various other Star Wars projects. This time around I have for you the Scum and Villainy Adversary Deck from 2014. It has been under my radar for nearly five years, so it is going to be the first I share. The adversary deck sees the return of the Mon Calamari arms smuggler that I originally painted in 2013 for the Hidden Cache card from the Edge of Darkness expansion for the Star Wars LCG. Here is a look at the new incarnation of the art as the Arms Dealer...

Arms Dealer
Scum and Villainy Adversary Deck
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

If for some reason you are hunting down Scum and Villainy Adversary Deck to complete your collection of my work, here is an image of the front of the packaging so that you can get the correct one...

 Scum and Villainy Adversary Deck - For all your scum and villainy needs

Lastly, here is the original illustration for Hidden Cache. When this piece is reused, it is usually heavily cropped. We will see the opposite of this cropping later this year when this piece is reused again. More on that when it finally happens.

Hidden Cache
 Edge of Darkness LCC Expansion
10 x 6.5 - Digital
© 2013 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

That is 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, January 30, 2019

Portent - Commander 2018 - Prints NOW AVAILABLE!

I have updated my store with Portent prints! Follow the link below to get your very own signed and numbered prints from Commander 2018. I know these are a little late in getting on the store... but better late than never! As always, these prints are limited to a print run of only 50 copies.

Portent

If you are interested in artist proofs of this card, those are available over on my store as well!

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Infected By Art Volume 7 Selected Work

I am happy to announce that I have had a piece selected for inclusion in Infected By Art Volume 7. I really love IBA, and it is a real honor to be included with so many other great artist and their work. You can see a full list of the art included in IBA 7 over on their website. As I said, lots of great work! Here is the piece that was accepted, Hollow Alley created for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia...

Hollow Alley
16 x 20 - Pencil, ink, and acrylic paint on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

This might be my favorite piece completed so far for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. It is nice to see that this was the piece that was selected to be featured in IBA 7. If you are curious, here is everything that I submitted for consideration in IBA 7. Congrats to everyone that made it in and a huge thanks to the jury and to Bill Cox for all his work in making IBA a reality. I can't wait to see the completed book first hand!

That is 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