A couple of years ago, I was approached by Earthling Publications to illustrate a very limited collector's edition of Dune. In the months that followed—of course, I said yes—I created 12 large graphite and carbon pencil drawings for the interior and a wraparound cover in oils. Dune was a dream gig for me. I grew... Continue Reading →

The Stranger Greets the Dawn

For highly rendered ink drawings I like to start with a detailed graphite line drawing. This piece started life as a proposed book illustration. If you look carefully, you can see the vertical line that marks the edge of the original drawing. When the editor selected another piece in its place, I finished the drawing... Continue Reading →


Wrath is my latest drawing. It was done for an upcoming show at Copro Gallery in California called 7 Sins. The show, curated by Cris Velasco, opens June 8.


This is a small graphite piece done today on some Bristol I had tucked away. The paper has almost no tooth, which was kind of fun to work on. Ordinary HB lead in the pencil. The result is a little like silverpoint in appearance. -Richard.

Bell Demon

Here is a new drawing that I did over the last couple of days. This one was going to be inked but I couldn't stop drawing it, and went for a graphite finish. Working on this made me want to do a bunch more drawing, so watch out. Richard.

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