Sky Raider Final(ly)

November 18, 2013



This is the final version of my ‘Sky Raider’ painting. I’ve learned a lot with this painting and can’t wait to get started on my next portfolio building personal project.


Lyssa Final Art

August 7, 2013

Anthony Schmidt

Here is the final art for the white Wizard challenge. The final was rendered with watercolor on paper.

Here it is! Completed with only mere hours to spare. I must say this is the fastest I have ever turned around a painting this size. There were a lot of challenges in this painting, but I think I at least over came most of the really obvious ones. Now I think its time to take a week off from art so I can pay more attention to Erica and Ace, who have been really patient with me. Hopefully I will have the video of me painting this up in the next few days, Erica is currently editing it down to a viewable size… thanks again Erica.

For a larger version, check it out here:

Here is the final for the ultimate fighter challenge at the

Segmentation Challenge

March 21, 2011


Eye of the Beholder

This is the illustration I just spent the last four days pounding out. The lead art director for Wizards of the Coast runs an illustration forum/blog for artists interested in working in the fantasy genre. You can check it out at This assignment was about picking an age group and doing an illustration for that group. It had to be an age group you don’t typically target and the illustration had to depict a human female fighter blocking an eye ray attack from a beholder.

Now before everyone gets all technical on me, I just want to say that I know this is not an accurate depiction. The beholder’s main eye has an anti magic cone that can dispel its own eye rays. Therefore if this illustration were to happen in the standard D&D 3.5 edition, the disintegration ray being reflected back at him would fizzle as soon as his main eye looked at it. I chose to completely ignore that fact and depicted the scene this way because I felt it created the most drama.

This illustration was due by midnight Pacific time last Sunday, I completed it one hour before the deadline. Now that I’m done I think I’ll go load up on Niquil and aspirin and sleep for a week. Oh crap, I can’t sleep for a week, I have to get caught up on all of those fiverr orders I put off to do this project. boo.