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, 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).

Friday, 12 July 2013

More Victoriana 3E

Here's another interior image I painted for the newly released Victoriana 3rd Edition.

©2013 Cubicle 7  Entertainment Ltd

Title - Pickpocket, Physician, Pilot
Media - Acrylic
Client - Cubicle 7

"the best way out is always through"
- Robert Frost

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Victoriana Third Edition

Just had one of my illustrations featured in a post about the forthcoming Victoriana 3rd Edition Encyclopaedia over on the Cubicle 7 website! Check out the article at - Link

and here's the image...


©2013 Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

Title - The Alumnat
Medium - Acrylic
Client - Cubicle 7
Original artwork size - 7.5 x 9.3/4 inches

“All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”

Friedrich Nietzsche - German Philosopher (1844 - 1900)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Perforation of Nylokh

Title - The Perforation of Nylokh
Client/Perpose - Personal/Portfolio work
Media - Acrylics
Original Size - 11.5 x 8.5"

 "You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."

- Winnie the Pooh

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Years Dragon!

 Happy new year everyone!
Title - New Years Dragon
Client/Perpose - Promotional/Portfolio work
Media - Acrylics
Original Size - 12 x 12"

"We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves."

- Tom Robbins (American Novelist 1936 -)