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Okotto, Nago, Beautiful and Strong

A few months ago I have the absolute pleasure for creating work for a Miyazaki Tribute show at SketchPad Gallery in San Francisco. I decided I'd illustrate Nago from Princess Mononoke in his peaceful form, before he lost himself. I produced two original pieces in the creation of this illustration; a pencil and a painting.

The pencils I use tend to be on the softer side and don't do well with lots of painting over top, especially on a painting this detailed. So instead, once the pencil is finished, I scan it in and reprint it as a giclee print on hot press watercolor paper. This way, I can preserve my pencil work underneath the gouache. 

I tend to layer quite a bit with gouache, staining and building up values slowly. Overall, this piece took about 3-4 days to complete. Here's the final image: 

The final image measures 9x12 and is gouache on hot press watercolor paper. Thanks so much for looking! 


Recent Works - Monsters!

I have been swamped lately and realized I have not posted here for a little while... so here is a bunch of my recent work that has come out... and of course it is all monster related. RAWR!

P’an Ku - © 2013 Alderac Entertainment Group

Ungoliant's Spawn - © 2013 Fantasy Flight Games

Icetromper - © 2013 Fantasy Flight Games

Eye on the Realms: Forgotten in a Chest - © 2013 Wizards of the Coast

The Anatomy of Elemental Evil - © 2013 Wizards of the Coast

The Three Dragons - 24 x 14 - acrylic on board - © 2013 Christopher Burdett

Agathion Familiar - © 2013 Paizo Publishing

Angel Spell - © 2013 Paizo Publishing

Angelic Familiar - © 2013 Paizo Publishing

Shei - © 2013 Paizo Publishing

Tannagar - © 2013 Paizo Publishing

Rhunians Redesign - © 2013 Christopher Burdett

R'malk'i Redesign - © 2013 Christopher Burdett

R'malk'i Redesign - © 2013 Christopher Burdett

R'zahnians Redesign - © 2013 Christopher Burdett


Deep One and Chimera

I recently made time to work on several new traditional pieces. I wanted some new pieces to take with me to Illuxcon last month. The Deep One was my third completed traditional piece and the Chimera the forth. Both are 9 x 12 Acrylic on Masonite. Looking forward to getting my hands dirty again soon. Really happy with the Deep One, but I will let you decide for yourself...

Deep One
© 2012 Christopher Burdett

© 2012 Christopher Burdett

Nature's Savage Splendour

Hey guys! Long time no post, this community has grown so large and is quite intimadiating actually. Here are some of my latest works hope you guys enjoy. I'll post some of my other works on here too once I hear that my NDA's are lifted, hopefully soon.
I'm also going to open some cheap sketch commissions to get me my own moleskin sketchbook(irony?), so if you're interested note or email me at:
More of my work, as well as processes, and brushes on my blog:
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Creature Cavalcade

It's been forever since I've posted, but I've been busy! Here are my latest creaturey paintings.

I also have finally set up my website at

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Private commission of a demon lord.


I got this silly captcha I had to illustrate. As seen on the Captcha Art tumblr