Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Astral Sea

More Dungeons and Dragons Stuff!
Here are a couple of interior paintings and the cover from:
"The Plane Above-Secrets of the Astral Sea"

There a couple of images here that were inspired by some classic paintings. My good friend Jeff Menges is doing a seminar on the influence of Golden Age illustrators on contemporary artists and it reminded me of these, so....



"Pirates of the Astral Sea" (Cover)
12"x16" digital
©Wizards of the Coast

NC Wyeth

"Battle in the Astral Sea"
12"x14" digital
©Wizards of the Coast

JW Waterhouse

"Armada of the Astral Sea"
6"x8" digital
©Wizards of the Coast

©2010 William O'Connor Studios

Dragon Song

Sketches for a new private commission. This one's been knocking around the studios for a few months. Since I own these projects I can share the work as I go , where-as with commercial commissioned work, I'm under a NDA and can't share, and at the end of the project will usually toss out all of the sketches.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WOC Sketchbook-Centaur WIP

This image I created expressly to use as a demonstration of my technique. A fun little character design and painting. Attached below are the sketch and painting stages .



"Valkyrie of Pelion"
pencil and digital 12"x16
©2010 William O'Connor Studios

Thumbnails from my sketchbook.

Finished drawing and under painting.

©2010 William O'Connor Studios

Monday, October 11, 2010

Post Comic Con Report

Recovering from four days in NYC at Comic con! Great to see all the fans, thanks for coming out and saying Hi. Also great to see some old friends and make new ones!
Sorry to anyone who couldn't get a signed copy of Dracopedia. The crowd was very large (100k) and I ran out of signed copies by Saturday afternoon! Please go to my Dracopedia blog or my personal website to purchase your copy from Amazon.

Next up on my show schedule is Illuxcon in Altoona in November. Hope to see a lot of you there!


Friday, October 1, 2010


One week to the New York Comic Con, the biggest gathering of costumed fans in Manhattan outside the Greenwich Village Halloween parade.
Yours truly will be there signing his book, autographing cards and making merry with all the other hobos in artist's alley so come on down and say "Hi!"

See ya