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 […]

Written in Blood

For me, the answer to the question I’m about to ask is yes. I make no apologies for that, but I don’t believe it applies to everyone. I even admit my answer may become “no” someday. This will be among my shorter entries; I have little enough to say for now. So: does emotional turmoil […]

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 […]

Idle Musings: The Unholy Grasp of Blender

Just before I graduated High School, I discovered Blender. This is an open-source, free to download modeling software. The first thing I did was make some shitty sword models. I was 18, so I thought these were godlike achievements. Fast forward to the present day, and Blender has become another of my curses. If you […]

Occasional Artwork Abroad: The Sword of Slight Fairborn

Hello folks, it’s been a while. I’ll be returning to regular (as regular as I get, anyway) blog posts within the next week. In the meantime, though, my colleague and occasional cousin Eric will be posting a full archive of finalized concept renders I made soonish. That’s HERE, along with the first three chapters of the book […]

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 […]