Tyler Jacobson

A few pieces from the end of 2010

Here are a few pieces I completed right before the year ended.

For this first one, my agent Richard Solomon and his staff have been putting together an illustrated Factoid sheet. I got to illustrate the factoid “Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system”. I am a big space nerd so this was a great one for me. Mons is really massive at about 15 miles tall and hundreds of miles across.

This next one was a set of portraits for some famous alumni for Baylor Magazine.
This last illustrations was for the FED magazine for an article on college degrees in our current economy.

Tony DiTerlizzi on Art Order

Jon Schindehette just posted a story on ArtOrder by artist Tony DiTerlizzi titled “How I Made it”.
It’s a great little story about how Tony got his first job for D&D and TSR. I just had to post about it because as a kid I basically learned to draw from a book he illustrated for D&D called the Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume One. Tony did all the interior work and every piece is simple awesome. Particularly, the dragons really got me fired up and I probably copied just about every image in the book in my sketchbooks at the time. I still have the book and although it is starting to yellow a bit, it still sits at the top of my bookshelf. We must not forget our roots. Here are a few pictures of the book, and Tony’s website.

Thanks to Jon and Tony for the great article over at the ArtOrder

Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms

It has been a while…. I got married a few weeks back and things have been pretty crazy from right before that, up to now, and they are still going. I thought I would slap a few things on here really quick. Here is a selection of a few pieces I did for the Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms book for D&D. The book went live recent so I am free to post them now.
Also Spectrum 17 came out a fews weeks ago and I have three pieces in there. You’ll have to pick it up to find out which ones. The book is full of amazing work this year, as always, along with a kick ass cover by Greg Manchess. Congrats to everyone that made it into the issue.
One of my pieces is right across from a friend of mine, Scott Flanders. Well done Scott, great piece!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Heroes of the Fallen Lands

Here are a few new pieces for D&D’s Heroes of the Fallen Lands book that was released on September 21st. They are for the Iconic characters named Fargrim, Dwarf Slayer. It is great to get some more work for D&D’s printed books and I had a blast working on these two images. AD was Kate Irwin and she was great to work with.

Release the hell fire!!!!

The Weekly Standard

I just pulled what you might call an overnighter. It is a cover for the current issue of The Weekly Standard. I worked with excellent AD Philip Chalk and we hammered this sucker out really quick. I won’t say exactly how quick…lets keep that a secret, haha. The little girl is my good friend Joe Bereta’s daughter Hayden. Thanks to Joe and Heather and Hayden. And thank you to Amanda Barnes for letting me use some of her photos of Hayden for reference. I would not have been able to fly down to LA in time to take them, considering I got the job on Wednesday.

Check out the issue at WeeklyStandard.com

I have returned!

Let me start by apologizing for the lack of posts lately. I was out of town for most of August and I am finally back and attempting to get a rhythm going again. Not easy after so much time off.

The ball is starting to roll again and to kick it off, here are some images I recently got printed in a new D&D Dark Sun Creature Catalog. I did a few interior pieces for the book and it is great to see them actually in print. The excellent cover for the book was done by Wayne Reynolds.

I should have some more work for D&D coming out in the next few months but I can’t post just yet. The NDAs have bound my hands as they always do.

Additionally, my agent Richard Solomon has created an art for sale section on his main website, www.richardsolomon.com. This link will take you to RonSusser.com. Richard and Ron have set up a great list and here you can purchase originals as well as prints from many of his artists. Greats like Marshall Arisman, James Bennett, Mark Summers, Rick Farrell, Mark English, John Mattos, and many others all have pieces available for purchase. I am up there as well. Please check it out.

I am going to have some of my Wizards of the Coast images posted there soon to be sold as prints so keep an eye out if you are interested in any of those.

Back in action….I think.

Sorry for the huge gap in posts. I have recently been in the middle of moving up to Washington state. I am now in the Tacoma area and have almost completed setting up my studio again. Tomorrow I have to hit the ground running, hopefully, and get back to work. I thought I would throw up a few D&D pieces I did. Now back to work…….