It's been a while since I felt comfortable posting anything in this section. The work here has only gotten better and better.
Every year I re-design the same image (a samurai with a flaming sword) to use as a gauge of my progress, and as a reflection of the sorts of things I'd done that year. This tradition started when I posted the first samurai with a flaming sword here when I was in college, and Jason Manly was kind enough to comment on it and tell me it was crap It was definitely something I needed to hear at the time and I'm really glad he took the time to do so.
This year I'm using my samurai illustration as the cover for my art book which will be ready sometime in the summer of 2009. Here are all the samurai illustrations.
2007 (no flaming sword ... boooo)
2003 (sorry for the crappy quality)
And here's the process, if anyone is interested. It's long, and there's no voice-over, but give it a 'right-click save as' if you want to see some fairly boring pen-tool action
Cover Process - Part 1 (doesn't stream properly, download instead)
Cover Process - Part 2 (does stream properly)
Cover Process - Part 3 (does stream properly)