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Hi everyone,

I realized I didn't even do a post here to let everyone know that I recently released 2 new skins for a ton of electronic devices through Gelaskins. I think they look killer!

www.gelaskins.com/gallery/Phil…

www.gelaskins.com/gallery/Phil…

Phil
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Nightwish
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water
The CGSociety recently did a nice little feature on the concept art and art direction of the Warner Brothers game release LOTR: War in the North. It features insights on the art direction process from the game and tons of concept art from myself and the team. Have a look if you haven't seen it already!

www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CG…

Phil
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Nightwish
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water
Hey Guys,

Another Lord of the Rings: War in the North developer interview is up featuring a little cameo by me and lots of gameplay and art revealed:

I'm so profound. :) Enjoy and let me know what you think!

www.gamebandits.com/news/lord-…
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  • Listening to: Amon Amarth: Surtur Rising
  • Drinking: Corona Light
Hey Everyone,

Ever wonder what a game Art Directors process looks like? Have a look at the dev blog I put together for how I approached Art Direction for Warner Brothers upcoming game release Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

www.warinthenorth.com/index.ph…
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Amon Amarth: Surtur Rising
  • Drinking: Corona Light
Recently did a phone interview with G4 regarding my approach to Art Direction for the Lord of the Rings: War in the North. If you like listening to me blab on about artsy stuff you might like it! :)

www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post…
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  • Listening to: Circus Maximus
  • Drinking: Propel
Have a look at the fun little trailer featuring work by my team for the LOTR: War in the North game I'm Art Directing. Yes thats me narrating- doh!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXPhkh…
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  • Listening to: Circus Maximus
  • Drinking: Propel
I just realized I've been completely lax in updating my work and new stuff on here. So, first I'd like to say Happy New Year to everyone out there in deviantart land. I hope everyones 2011 is outstanding and all of your wildest dreams come true!

On another note- one of my most popular images on this site was recently made into a puzzle by Endless Games. Have a look and let me know what you think. :)

gifts.barnesandnoble.com/Toys-…

Phil
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Circus Maximus
  • Drinking: Propel
Hey Everyone,

Wanted to share with you all that a selection of my images are now available through SKINIT, the largest manufacturer of skins for electronic devices. They have skins for everything; phones, ipods, gaming devices etc. etc.

Check it out!

www.skinit.com/skins/art/phil_…

Thanks for looking. :)

Phil
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Black Label Society
  • Drinking: vitamin water
Hiya Guys,

I'm super pleased to announce that my Utherworlds novel recently won the grand prize for design in the 2010 Indie Book Awards. In addition it was also one of three finalists in the fantasy fiction category. For me this is great validation for the 6 years of work I put into completing the project. Thanks for all your support!

Here is the official link to all the winners. :) Thanks for looking

www.indiebookawards.com/2010_w…

Phil
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Circle 2 Circle
  • Drinking: water
Hiya Folks,

I'm pleased to announce a new puzzle has been added to the Philip Straub collection. The folks at Stave puzzles, makers of the finest handcrafted wood puzzles out there, are now producing "Christmas Town" in a variety of sizes. Have a look.

www.stavepuzzles.com/index.php…

Phil
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Circle 2 Circle
  • Drinking: water
All of the Utherworlds Limited Editions are gone! Sorry to all those who may have wanted to get one but missed out. :)The good news is there are still a healthy number of regular editions available. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

Phil
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: sonata arctica
  • Watching: me type this
  • Drinking: beer
Hey friends and DA neighbors,

Just keepin everyone posted who still may be interested in grabbing a Limited Edition Utherworlds copy. Only 100 were made and my publisher has informed me we're down to only six. Without sounding cheesy- once they're gone they're gone and they are the only copies with my siggy included:)

www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

Anywho- thanks for listening..

Phil
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Opeth
  • Watching: my computer screen
  • Playing: with data
  • Drinking: nothing
Hiya,

Just wanted to let you folks know overhere that there are only 16 signed limited edition Utherworlds books left and they're going pretty fast. At 150, they're not cheap, I know but, they were only 100 produced and I can tell you they're beautiful.

www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

Phil
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  • Listening to: silence
  • Watching: my computer screen
  • Playing: with data
  • Drinking: nothing
Hey Guys,

I've recieved notes from a bunch of folks from deviantart regarding when my Utherworlds book would be available again. Well, that time is here. If you're interested please head on over to the link provided below. Thanks for looking.

www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…


My Best,

Phil
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: trains go by
  • Watching: my art
  • Playing: with art
  • Drinking: talking rain
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share with you that the good folks over at CGTantra are holding a matte painting competition based on the mythology of Utherworlds. The focus of the challenge is on the Dream Realm and more specifically on the Lands of Unohla. There's already a lively discussion on the subject over there so if you have a moment take a look and maybe even join in the fun- they have some pretty good prizes too.:)

www.cgtantra.com/forums/showth…

Phil
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Enslaved
  • Watching: my storyboard
  • Playing: with art
  • Drinking: coffee
Hey Everyone,

I'm pleased to announce that some of my art will be available as puzzles exclusively at Barnes and Noble. Have a look at the link below to see the packaging. You can also find the first puzzle available at Barnes and Noble.com

utherworlds.com/wordpress/?p=2…

Thanks for looking:)

Phil
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Everon
  • Watching: Utherworlds
  • Playing: with art
  • Drinking: water
Hiya Guys,

Just letting you know that Gelaskins have released a new skin with in image from Utherworlds the illustrated novel and website.

If you're not familiar with Gelaskins- they really a super product! GelaSkins are removable covers for protecting and customizing your portable devices.

Check out a sampling of the new skin below.

www.gelaskins.com/skins.php?Sk…

www.gelaskins.com/skins.php?Sk…

Thanks for looking:)

Phil
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Dream Theater
  • Watching: my painting
  • Playing: with art
  • Drinking: water
Hiya Folks,

After 6 years of working on it, my Utherworlds book is finally available! If you have a moment please head over to the Ballistic Publishing site at the link below. You can see the whole book and there's also a fun little movie:)

www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

As always please let me know what you think:)

Phil
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Mindflow
  • Watching: my painting
  • Playing: with art
  • Drinking: coffee
Hi Guys,

I have confirmation from my publisher that pre-orders will begin on June 15th US time - this is a hard date and WILL NOT move like last weeks:). We already have quite a few folks signed up on the mailing list to be alerted when the pre-orders begin so I expect that the books will sell pretty fast. We are also going to be offering some really cool extra content for the first 20 and 200 folks who buy the book. So stay tuned and I'll let you know more when the info becomes available.

www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

If you haven't check out the site and have some time- take a look. It was a lot of fun to create and hopefully as much fun to look at.

www.utherworlds.com/

Thanks for your time:)

Phil
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Mindflow
  • Watching: my painting
  • Playing: with art
  • Drinking: coffee