The blog of David Michael Wright - Freelance Illustrator

Hello, and welcome to my humble blog!

If you too like the drag of Graphite on Paper, can appreciate the flick of a well executed Brushstroke, and like I favour subjects of the Dark and the Monstrous, the Weird and the Wonderful, the Abominable, Diabolical, Fantastic, Dramatic, Adventurous, Ghastly, Nightmarish and Phantasmagorical!

…Or like myself, seek to devour all sources of the Technical, Practical, Methodical and Inspirational!

Then perhaps this blog is for you.

It is (I hope) to become a progressive ongoing account of my endeavours as a Freelance Illustrator specialising in mainly the Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror art genres. As is always the case (except perhaps on Sundays) I will do my very best and veritably strain heart and nerve and sinew to write a faithful accounting of all my latest Discoveries, Resources, Technical Explorations and Inspirations, in addition of course to featuring regular posts of my current Creative Exploits and Works in Progress.


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The Voodoolych of Kooglarr II

Just finished off a new personal/portfolio painting, entitled "The Voodoolych of Kooglarr II".

Here's the process for the piece from the line drawing leading up to the final image.


-Original Medium: Acrylic.
-Purpose/Client: Personal/Portfolio Artwork 2014.
-Original Art Size 15 x 15” inches
-Original artwork availability - For sale $666.00 at Link
-Licensing available at
-Prints Available Via Redbubble - Link

©David Michael Wright 2014

"The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains"
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Equinox - Setting Guide

This is a piece of cover artwork I did earlier on this year for the recently released Equinox Setting Guide!

I feel like I ironed out a few persistent niggling mental creases and inched myself forward a little bit technically with this one.  It was a challenge, and a lot of fun to do.

"Equinox is a future fantasy setting of stunning action, frightening intrigue, and mystical powers set in a war-ravaged dark future!"

It is published by Vagrant Workshop (, and can be purchased from Drive Thru RPG

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."

- Plutarch (Greek historian, biographer & essayist 45 - 120 AD)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014


New portfolio painting...

Title - Psychomancer
Medium - Acrylic (Mixed - Touches of Pencil & Gouache)
Client/Purpose - Portfolio work
Original Artwork - $200 - Link
Licensing - Available (see website for details)

"The frost, the snows, the tempests, the lightnings, are the rough teachers that bring the tiny acorn to the sturdy oak... Obstacles, hardships are the chisel and mallet which shape the strong life into beauty"

- Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


I'll be attending Aethercon on the 15th to the 17th November, an entirely online gaming convention with all sorts of exciting stuff going on from Friday to Sunday. Check it out at - Link

I'll be there doing a daily 3 hour booth slot within the Artists Enclave, chatting with folks, doing some sketching and participating in a couple of the Speed Painting events.

My booth times are...

Friday 15th - 4:00 to 7:00pm EST (9:00 to 12:00pm GMT)

Saturday 16th - 2:00 to 5:00pm EST (7:00 to 10:00pm GMT)

Sunday 17th - 2:00 to 5:00pm EST (7:00 to 10:00pm GMT)

The Speed painting duels will be taking place on Friday 15th at 4:10pm EST (9:10pm GMT) and on Sunday 17th at 2:10pm (7:10pm GMT). They will both run for 40 minutes, and the audience will pick the winner.

You can find my booth at - Link - See you there!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013



Friday, 18 October 2013

Tomb of the Necromancers

Just had an image of mine published on the cover of the new D101 Games, Crypts & Things supplement Tomb of the Necromancers!

If you like your old school Swords and Sorcery fantasy roleplaying adventures - check it out at Link :)

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.”

Friedrich Nietzsche - German Philosopher (1844 - 1900).