Art Gallery: The Wismeyer Longsword

Welcome readers! “Dark Helm and Wing’D Spear” returns tomorrow, so this is your last chance to get caught up. Meantime, here’s this! I’m pleased to announce another weapon render–the Wismeyer Longsword! This comparatively simple but lovingly-crafted design completes my triumvirate arsenal for The Necromancer and the Revenant (a high fantasy revenge novel–agent pending!) So here you […]

Art Gallery: Skybleeder

What more need be said? I’ve rendered out a bevy of ultra-HD pictures this morning, and assembled them into one of those new-fangled digital art galleries. Featured today: Skybleeder, the relic spear of House Lin, a nine-foot leviathan known for its unnatural powers, its origins lost to history. Are there clues to those origins in […]

Skybleeder is Finished!

That phrase probably bears some explanation. I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’ve written my first novel and I’m looking for an agent for it. For those of you who’ve read “Sonderhau,” are reading “Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” as I dole out the “pages” or have delved into any of the “Regarding Canno” articles, […]

Art Gallery: The Rebootana

And here it is: the product of a moment’s mad inspiration and dozens of hours of modeling, texturing, and artistic suffering: the Rebootana. Which is actually an odachi. Enough of my nonsense pedantry, though! I hope you enjoy this 360 art gallery of obscenely high-resolution sword renders. The blade in particular is by far the most […]

–DATA EXPURGATED: BLOODSHED RADIANCE–

–DATA EXPURGATED– –Transmission Incoming: Lambent Halcyon –Phasewhisper acknowledges; Lambent, you’ve thoughts to offer me? –Thus fades a miserable soul’s last reflection. –You don’t think we might be overextending ourselves? If we erase too much, someone’s likely to notice. –Obscuring archives depicting that which tasted, however briefly, an ancient nova’s blood? No. If they do, do […]

–DATA EXPURGATED: DIAMOND ASCENDANCE–

–DATA EXPURGATED– –Outgoing Transmission: Lambent Halcyon –Transmission Accepted –Lambent, concern: isn’t this a story people should know? It illustrates the way fascism starts rather well. Ordinary people helped her from the start. Good people, or, so they thought themselves. –A worthy argument, Phasewhisper, yet superfluous. An infinity of such stories sprawl throughout our universe, and […]

Art Gallery: The Blade of Dragon Woe

Hello readers! Technically this is a repost, but it’s the first time this material will ever appear on my blog. The Blade of Dragon Woe (named by its bearer, not its maker) is an extravagant longsword I modeled for my cousin Eric’s novel Never Heroes. You can find all the relevant lore-bits in this article HERE […]

Art Gallery: The Violet Torso-cutter

That title is not, in fact, the name of my new series about an incredibly flamboyant serial killer (OC, do not steal). Torso-cutter is a literal translation of the Japanese term Doutanuki, referring to a particular style of nihonto known for their solid construction and (supposedly) power to cut through Samurai in full armor. I’ve made one […]

Art Gallery: A Most Immaculate Arming Sword

If it wasn’t apparent from the background image beneath this very text (and indeed, all other text on this site) I occasionally–hey, there’s the title!–do digital mock-ups of things I’d much rather have in reality, but can’t afford because I’m a poor writerly peasant. The particular sword I’m about to display is one I modeled […]