Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!

We're simply having a wonderful Christmastime.





I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SHE-HULKIE



This is the fourth piece in my series of twisted super heroine costumes. As I've said before the idea is a prostitute trying her luck at a comic-con event. This lady is making sure that a fanboy knows that she is green all over.

Corel Painter X. four hours.


I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SWORDS OF FIRE

While I am in the self promotion mode I want to also remind you about SWORDS OF FIRE a sword and sorcery anthology featuring four great stories including a doozy by Jack Mackenzie and illustrations by MD Jackson. Here's what it looks like:



You can purchase a print or an electronic copy by visiting Rage Machine Books`storefront.

Okay. Self promotion accomplished again.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?

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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

DARK WORLDS 5

I just wanted to remind everybody that Dark Worlds Issue # 5 is still for sale. It's a great issue and it has some teriffic stories including one by Jack Mackenzie that is pure exciting space opera.

Here`s a preview:


You can purchase a print or an electronic copy by visiting  Rage Machine Books`storefront.

Okay. Self promotion accomplished.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Monday, December 6, 2010

CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL!



This is the header art that I did for the blog CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL. I am a long time follower of Cal Heighton's entertaining blog and in that time I have gotten to know Cal fairly well. So when he asked me to do artwork for the blog I was quite excited about it.

Cal's interest range widely and creating a single image that encompassed it all proved a challenge. I wanted it to be loaded with awesome stuff, just like the blog, but at times it threatened to become so overloaded as to be incomprehensible.

I chose to depict Cal as a mythic figure with a vaguely "steampunk" flavour. Like King Arthur on his way to Avalon, Cal needed to be surrounded by female figures. I chose two of his favourites: Selena Gomez and Kat Dennings. There is a third in the background. The tiny figure of Christina Hendricks waits patiently for Cal to return to the Cave of Cool.

Like any action hero he had to have a commanding presence in the exact center of the image. I did base the facial features on a picture of Cal but obscured them with the goggles and the aviator's hat. The epic whiskers are all his, though. The leather coat he wears is based on my daughter's bomber jacket. She calls it her "Adventurer's Coat" and I am only slightly jealous of it despite the fact that the thing doesn't fit me at all.

I had so much fun making this image from scouring through literally thousands of references to blocking out the perfect composition to painting all of the tiny details. I was very pleased with the way it turned out and I was very happy that Cal liked it so much. It has been vary well received over at his blog. Check it out.




I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL!




This is the header art that I did for the blog CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL. I am a long time follower of Cal Heighton's entertaining blog and in that time I have gotten to know Cal fairly well. So when he asked me to do artwork for the blog I was quite excited about it.

Cal's interest range widely and creating a single image that encompassed it all proved a challenge. I wanted it to be loaded with awesome stuff, just like the blog, but at times it threatened to become so overloaded as to be incomprehensible.

I chose to depict Cal as a mythic figure with a vaguely "steampunk" flavour. Like King Arthur on his way to Avalon, Cal needed to be surrounded by female figures. I chose two of his favourites: Selena Gomez and Kat Dennings. There is a third in the background. The tiny figure of Christina Hendricks waits patiently for Cal to return to the Cave of Cool.

Like any action hero he had to have a commanding presence in the exact center of the image. I did base the facial features on a picture of Cal but obscured them with the goggles and the aviator's hat. The epic whiskers are all his, though. The leather coat he wears is based on my daughter's bomber jacket. She calls it her "Adventurer's Coat" and I am only slightly jealous of it despite the fact that the thing doesn't fit me at all.

I had so much fun making this image from scouring through literally thousands of references to blocking out the perfect composition to painting all of the tiny details. I was very pleased with the way it turned out and I was very happy that Cal liked it so much. It has been vary well received over at his blog. Check it out.



I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Saturday, October 30, 2010

DRACULA LIVES!


Hey! Cruise on over to Joshua Reynold's blog and check out the first chapter of his novel DRACULA LIVES! Cover looks great, doesn't it? Wonder who did the artwork? ;) ;).

Then head on over to the Pulpwork Press website and buy a copy because it is a fabulous book!

Tell 'em M.D. sent ya.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Friday, October 29, 2010

WUNDER BABE





This is the third piece in my series of twisted super heroine costumes. As I've said before the idea is a prostitute trying her luck at a comic-con event. This one looks like she has found a paying client.

Corel Painter X. Five hours



I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

POLAR



Here is a piece of interior art for Encounters #4. It illustrates a story called POLAR.


I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS





I figure it's okay to post this now that the book has come out. Here is the cover art for Encounters #4. It illustrates the issue's feature story Swimming With Sharks.



I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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SWIMMING WITH SHARKS



I figure it's okay to post this now that the book has come out. Here is the cover art for Encounters #4. It illustrates the issue's feature story Swimming With Sharks.


I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Sunday, October 24, 2010

ENCOUNTERS #4



The PDF edition of this magazine has just been released. I know the thumbnail is small but guess who did the artwork for the cover? You guessed it! I also did all the interior illustrations. The stories are really good especially "I Regret That I Must Eat You" by Tom Barlowe.


Pick up a copy if you can. It's well worth it. You can find out more about it here.


Or check out the preview here:





I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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Monday, October 18, 2010

BATGIRL HO!



The second in a series. My wife says these ladies look like prostitutes trying their luck at a comic-con event, which struck me as really funny. I will probably do more as I get time between assignments. They're fun. This one was done in Corel Painter X and took about four hours.

Here's the previous one.




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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SUPERTRAMP



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Friday, October 1, 2010

DARK WORLDS ISSUE 5







Just wanted to remind you all that Dark Worlds Issue 5 is still available for purchase. Here is a sampling of the excitement that awaits you between its pages:




You can purchase a print copy or an electronic copy by visiting www.lulu.com/ragemachinebooks.



I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Thursday, September 30, 2010

YOU'RE MY ALTERNATIVE BATGIRL*




And here, just for shits and giggles (as my wife says) is the original pencils.



*with apologies to the Barenaked Ladies

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BALLET BATGIRL


I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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Friday, September 24, 2010

MY WIFE RE-DISCOVERS THE '80'S

I came home for lunch yesterday and found my wife wearing this outfit. It started out as just something comfortable to wear around the house but I told her it looked like some of the clothes she used to wear back in the '80's. I told her to try on some of the boots that she had and we both thought these just made the outfit.

I wish I could say that she wasn't wearing the outfit for long, but you know we're a respectable middle-aged couple and don't engage in that sort of spontaneous activity the way young people do. ;) ;).

Nevertheless I was inspired to paint it. Had to to it from memory as the outfit is now in the wash.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

DARK WORLDS CLUB MASCOT

He doesn't have a name, our mascot, but he certainly is cute, isn't he?


I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Thursday, September 16, 2010

POST-IT NOTE ART #6

I haven't posted these in a while so here's two:





Like I said before; There's some weird shit goin' down in the suburbs.


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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

GENERIC COVER ART




Two new images in my Generic Cover Art Series.

I think I'm gonna give these a rest for a while as I have commissions that I need to get to.



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Friday, September 3, 2010

RANDOM PICTURES


Here is some random artwork I found lurking in a folder. They're in my galleries but I don't think I've posted any of them here so...







Cover art for Flashing Swords Issue #12 (The last issue before it folded, unfortunately)



This picture became the cover for something or other... I can't remember.



Did this one for the wife.




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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DARK WORLDS MAGAZINE Isuue #5



Just want to remind people that this is really cool and still available!


It's been a long time in the making but it is finally here! Dark Worlds issue number 5 is now available for purchase right here.

We've changed up a few things from previous issues. The magazine is now in quarto size. (More pulp-like) and secondly we're doing full covers without ads on the back.

And that is my artwork gracing the cover. I was fortunate enough to be able to illustrate a very exciting scene from a very exciting story, OF KINGS AND SERVANTS by C. J. Burch.

The line-up for issue five is:

"Of Kings and Servants" by C. J. Burch (Sword & Sorcery)

"The Hook" by J. F. Gonzalez (Horror)

"The Black Grave of Deception" by Peter J. Welmerink (Sword & Sorcery)

"Body of Work' (Mythos Horror) -- A Book Collector story!

"The Cryo Game" by Jack Mackenzie (Space Adventure)

"Black Destiny of Ys" by David A. Hardy (Historical Fantasy)

"Against the Gathering Darkness" by Joel Jenkins (Historical Horror/Adventure)

"An Interview with C. J. Burch: A Chuck the Barbarian Cartoon"

Go, buy a copy and enjoy! And, hey! Don't keep this news to yourself! Pass it on!

And while you're at it check out Rage Machine Books' other titles:




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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Thursday, August 26, 2010

GENERIC SCI-FI COVER ART


First in my Generic Genre Cover Series.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DARK WORLDS ISSUE #5



It's been a long time in the making but it is finally here! Dark Worlds issue number 5 is now available for purchase right here.


We've changed up a few things from previous issues. The magazine is now in quarto size. (More pulp-like) and secondly we're doing full covers without ads on the back.

And that is my artwork gracing the cover. I was fortunate enough to be able to illustrate a very exciting scene from a very exciting story, OF KINGS AND SERVANTS by C. J. Burch.

The line-up for issue five is:

"Of Kings and Servants" by C. J. Burch (Sword & Sorcery)

"The Hook" by J. F. Gonzalez (Horror)

"The Black Grave of Deception" by Peter J. Welmerink (Sword & Sorcery)

"Body of Work' (Mythos Horror) -- A Book Collector story!

"The Cryo Game" by Jack Mackenzie (Space Adventure)

"Black Destiny of Ys" by David A. Hardy (Historical Fantasy)

"Against the Gathering Darkness" by Joel Jenkins (Historical Horror/Adventure)

"An Interview with C. J. Burch: A Chuck the Barbarian Cartoon"

Go, buy a copy and enjoy! And, hey! Don't keep this news to yourself! Pass it on!

And check out some of Rage Machine Books' other titles:




I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
www.mdjacksonart.weebly.com
http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

POST-IT NOTE ART #5

There's weird shit going' down in the suburbs, I'm tellin' ya!




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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Youtube Video

I guess everybody's gotta have one. Here's mine:





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Monday, August 16, 2010

POST-IT NOTE ART #4




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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

POST-IT NOTE ART #3



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Monday, August 9, 2010

POST-IT NOTE ART #2





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Thursday, July 29, 2010

SPEAR GIRL




I have just finished one commission (two in a row, actually) and am about to move on to another. In between I decided to cleanse my palate (but not my palette) with a quick painting. You'll probably recognize the figure as my Minimalist Fantasy Pin-up drawing I posted a while back. Here it is in full colour with a background.


Done with Corel Painter X. About two hours' work.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

POST-IT NOTE DRAWING #1

Inspired by artist John Kenn (johnkenn.blogspot.com) who produces beautifully creepy pen-and-ink drawings on post-it notes, I have begun a series of quick drawings on my own pad of post-its. I think John Kenn works on a larger post-it note than I do, but so far it has been a fun exercise.


I will post more in the coming weeks.


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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
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Monday, July 26, 2010

FOOLISH GODS



I just finished this cover for C. J. Burch's re-issue of his novel Foolish Gods.

You will be able to buy the book here.



I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?
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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/mdjacksons%5Fportfolio

Friday, July 9, 2010

THE STAR OF KALEEL



THE STAR OF KALEEL by C.J. Burch is a wonderfully fast-paced Sword-and-Sorcery novel with two very interesting (and rare for that genre) female lead characters. The book has been available at Amazon for a while but Burch recently asked me to come up with new cover art for the re-issue. He has given me permission (actually he actively encouraged me) to post it.

Without further ado...

Click image to see the full size




You will be able to buy the book here:




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http://mdjackson.deviantart.com
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