Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Portent (Commander 2018) Artist Proofs NOW AVAILABLE!

Artist proofs of my Commander 2018 card, Portent, are NOW AVAILABLE on my store! If you are interested in the Portent artist proofs, now is the time to act! I am a *LITTLE* behind in posting this, but better late than never. All of my artist proofs come signed and numbered, and the standard APs are limited to 50. As always, there is an option to just buy the artist proof or to get a unique, one of a kind sketch on the back of the card.

Portent Artist Proofs now available!
Don't forget...

All signed and numbered for your enjoyment!

I first shared this piece with you in July of last year. As I said, I am a little behind in getting these up with my current busy schedule. I hope to have prints available very soon as well! Keep an eye out on the blog for details! Here again is the full final art of this card...

Portent
Magic the Gathering - Commander 2018
12 x 8.7- Digital 
Art Director - Dawn Murin
 © 2018 Wizards of the Coast

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

Friday, January 11, 2019

Star Wars Allies and Adversaries Preview

It is a strange feeling when you haven't worked with a client in a couple of years, and you take a look at a new book they are releasing, and the sample spread features not one, but two pieces of your art...

Two pages of hot alien action!

Later this year Fantasy Flight Games will be releasing the Allies and Adversaries supplement for the Star Wars RPG. It looks to be a collection of NPCs and their stats. Can't tell for sure, but it appears to be a collection of existing art all compiled into a new book, though I would imagine there is original art also. If asked, I would have been reasonably confident that some of my work will be in the book. As we can see from the image above I am most definitely in the book. These two are likely not the only pieces of my work appearing in the book. It should be interesting to see how many and which illustrations end up in the book. I guess the folks at FFG liked the looks of my work enough to feature it as the sample, which is really cool, to say the least. My Star Wars legacy lives on even to this day...

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, January 9, 2019

Instagram Palette?

I have been noticing people posting their Instagram palettes, and it got me curious. Why are people posting their Instagram palettes? Still, have not figured it out, but I went and got my own Instagram palette. Not really sure how far back it goes to pull colors, but from the looks of mine, it is mainly pulling from all my toned paper work from the last couple of years. I guess it is pretty neat, though it is out of context for me. For those interested, here is my Instagram color palette...

BEHOLD! My Instagram palette!

And, by the way, if you did not already know, I have an Instagram page you can follow!

I did want to mention I plan on posting a 2018 year in review post. Things are a little crazy right now, and I am doing all I can to make sure it gets written in a timely manner. Sometimes hard to stop writing the book so that I can write about me writing on the book. More on this soon!

That is all for another exciting Wednesday, 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

Friday, January 4, 2019

See You at Gen Con 2019!

I am happy to announce that I have been accepted into the 2019 Gen Con Art Show this coming August 1-4! From what I was told it was another very tough year to make it through the selection process. I love attending Gen Con and I am already looking forward to returning. Speaking of returning, this will be my 9th time in the art show! Each year gets better and better, and while it will be hard to top the last couple of years it will definitely be a lot of fun.

Gen Con 2018

Once Gen Con is a bit closer I will share with you more details, but for now I am focused on being ready for Pensacon on February 22-24. I hope to see you at one, or both of these shows!

That is all for another exciting Friday 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

Monday, December 31, 2018

Top Nine Instagram Images for 2018

One last post for 2018. Here are my top nine images that I shared this year as per the interactions on Instagram. Always interesting to see what filtered to the top or was just posted at the right time to get a lot of eyes on it. And, by the way, if you did not already know I have an Instagram page you can follow! Here are the top nine...

My top nine images on IG this year



That is all for another exciting year on the blog, see you back here in 2019! Until then...

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

Monday, December 24, 2018

2018 Holiday Card - Xandrell Christmas Tree

Hopefully all of our cards have made their way to their intended destinations and I won't be spoiling anyone's holiday wishes. That said, I wanted to share our 2018 holiday card today. The Xandrell Christmas Tree brings tidings and holiday wishes from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. Hoping that the unexpected finds you in the coming year in the best way possible!

Xandrell Christmas Tree - 2018 Holiday Card

Pencil on two sheets of paper with digital composite
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

I created a new drawing of the Christmas tree to add onto my existing Xandrell Tree drawing that I created last year for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. Dear Wife suggested the idea since I was hoping to use one of my Grand Bazaar pieces for the card this year. This is actually the second time a Grand Bazaar piece was used. The Belled Kreep was featured on the 2014 holiday card. Here is the original Xandrell Tree drawing...

Xandrell Tree
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper 
Original - Currently not available 
© 2017 Christopher Burdett

Lastly, here is the card exterior and interior so you can get a feel for what it looks like...

2018 Holiday Card exterior
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

2018 Holiday Card interior
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

This is possibly my last post of the year. I hope the best to you for the rest of the holidays and glad tidings in the new year! See you back here in January! Until then...

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

IX 2019 - Main Show Artist Guests

The Main Show guest artists for IX 2019 were announced yesterday. It is a truly impressive collection of artists and IX 2019 is already lining up to be a great event. I am THRILLED to say that I will be returning to the Main Show in 2019. With my return to the Main Show I will be bringing with me the work I have been creating for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing the work that I have been pouring my heart into for the last couple of years. Here is the full list of artists that are currently part of the Main Show...

2019 IX Main Show Artists

We are still ten months away and a lot of work to be done between then and now, but IX 2019 is shaping up to be the first opportunity for people to get their hands on work from the Grand Bazaar. Details to come as they develop, but hopefully the Kickstarter for the Grand Bazaar will be lining up with IX and there about. Either way, art from the Grand Bazaar will be with me and available at the 2019 IX Main Show!

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