Charles provides illustrations and design direction for a unique new Publisher of D&D role-playing productions: The Eldritch Press. In addition to his role at Eldritch, Charles is available for custom photo-composite illustrations and portraits. Check out his illustration page.
This image and others in the "Pop Goes The Culture" series showcase the unique style that Charles has developed for his fine-art color prints (with accompanying animations). The content appears whimsically figurative or seemingly random but the unfolding of personal perceptual space lies at the heart of the seriousness with which these complex compositions have been engendered. They simply require your perceptual apparatus to unfold their secrets.
Charles continues to refine his techniques via two basic thrusts: (1) investigation of the dynamic relationships that unfold in object-rich environments, including the immediate selection of form and meaning early in the perceptual process, and (2) the development of illustration and painterly techniques that retain the quality of hand-crafted sketches and paintings.
Charles is the Art Director and Principle Illustrator for The Eldritch Press, a micro-publisher focused on creating role-playing game content. His artistic style is unique to the fantasy illustration landscape.
Part of Charles' photography portfolio may be viewed on Getty Images, (istockphoto) although more recent work and custom portraits are not exhibited. Please select the Photography link to learn more about Charles' custom photography initiatives, including the utilization of his digital art and illustration techniques to augment portraits and landscapes.
See anything that speaks to you or sparks your own creativity? If not, look around a bit more. If you do, consider a deeper dive into the potential of your own image optimization skills with personalized learning sessions with Charles. This is not a Photoshop 'tips' session or basic landscape photography course; it is an explorative dialogue to determine potential paths to investigate and techniques to experiment with as you increase your own awareness of readily available image optimization and image alteration techniques that may apply to your images.
Learning sessions may be done remotely. The initial consult goal (and pre-consult assignment) is to simply explore a range of applied styles and techniques, starting with specific examples of digital art, painting, photography or illustrations that are presented on this site. Next, we will look carefully at samples of your own work, not to so much to apply a formal critique, but to develop a receptivity toward discovering what you would really like to convey through your images as you investigate the digital environment as a set of tools. Select the button below to learn more.
Contact Charles for archival print pricing, commercial art or illustration commissions, individual tutorial sessions, or purchase of high-resolution files.