I’ve had a long history of working with this magazine. Some of my very first art submissions were to them many many moons ago. Long before I could even contemplate my art being on the cover, let alone 3 of them! Years later I was hired to do a bunch of art for their short stories. During that time I got to work with some of the most popular and talented authors in the business. It’s been a long time since those first submissions.
I still feel like that hopeful 20 something artist sending 8×10 transparencies and slides to folks for review and hoping that the right person might like my work….. stay the course, don’t give up and never accept no as the final answer.
That door will eventually open and all you gotta do is get the one foot in……
Its official and I’m excited to announce that I will be the Star Wars guest speaker on Disney Star Wars Day at Sea Cruise from March 3rd to March 10th. What an honor to be part of such an awesome thing.
I cant wait to get out of the cold Michigan weather and spend a week in the sun with Michelle and the kids as well as an entire cruise ship of Star Wars fans! Lots of fun stuff to plan for the event between now and then. Stay tuned! I’m working on a complete solo song and dance routine that’s gonna be out of this world!!!!
At the very least some cool new artwork….
A brand new gallery “Mixed Bag” has been added to the updated site. This one is specifically designed for busy art directors and potential clients that do not want to browse through hundreds of images. It’s a smaller collection of my work that exhibits the multiple styles I can provide to clients. Digital, traditional, loose and painterly, precise and photo-real its all in there.
I finally have overhauled the complete website. New and updated galleries, a fresh theme, and mobile friendly. Ive also inventoried and updated the entire online store with new fine art reproductions. Lots of new and engaging posts are coming out this year. New content ranging from online tutorials, behind the scenes videos and exclusive art packages only available here. Hope everyone is off to a great beginning of 2018! Stay tuned for new fine art reproductions based on The Walking Dead, Star Wars, and so much more….. www.brianrood.com
On the store shelves now! Get to your nearest magazine rack and grab one of these before they are gone. I have had a-lot of really great opportunities over the years but this is definitely one to remember. A time Magazine cover is about a good as it gets for an illustrator and one for the Star Wars 40th Special Edition book is definitely the right fit for me. An honor and privilege to be selected by Time to be their cover artist for this awesome Special Edition of their magazine.
There has been a lot of exciting things happening around the studio lately. Something that I have been waiting to share with everyone can finally be announced. I have recently partnered with AMC to create an officially licensed brand new line of fine art based on The Walking Dead television show. I will be offering various formats of signed and numbered fine art prints based on all seasons of The Walking Dead. The limited edition artwork will be available directly through the official online store www.shopthewalkingdead.com and my official store at www.brianrood.com. We are looking forward to developing a killer line of brand new artwork.
Im stoked to offer up the first of many brand new creations based on The Walking Dead! Check the store often for new releases!
A few remaining Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Prints are left! Get yours before they are gone for good…. Get yours today.
A really fun interview I recently did with my buddies over at Rebel Force Radio. Looking forward to chatting with them again soon!
My segment starts at around the 1:42 mark for those of you that are a bit short on time but if you can, have fun listening to the whole show. These guys are really great at what they do and are a blast to listen to as your working, chilling, surfing the net or just escaping from your busy day for a bit of Star Wars chat!
If you cant wait to get your hands on one of these here is a link to Amazon to order one, I will have plenty in my online store in the near future…. Don’t forget when you order direct from me I will personalize your copy!
Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy Hardcover
So Im slowly trying to get the site updated with new art and a complete update of the store is coming early 2016. I have been doing nothing for 2+ years other than painting drawing and occasionally posting to facebook. By mid 2016 I will have completed over 500 illustrations in around 2 years time…. Incase your wondering, yes, that is an insane amount of artwork for one guy to crank out in that amount of time. Unfortunately many things had to be put on the back burner in order to fill such a large order. This website was one of those things. The upside is I literally will be updating with hundreds of new images in the very near future. Ive just posted a bunch of stuff I recently did for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. You have probably seen these images throughout the retail market. They have been used on everything from the Her Universe clothing line to kids puzzles. Basically as soon as Im allowed to share the artwork I will be posting it! Hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season and end of 2015! Tons of new stuff right around the corner!!!!!! In the meantime here are a bunch of pics from the last years travels and fun times with friends and family… 🙂