What am I doing here, grouped among so many other talented artists? Just look at that list of names to the right, WOW! Well, whatever the reason, I owe Craig Spearing a huge thanks for putting all this together and for choosing me to be a part of this really cool endeavor! Since this whole thing is just getting off the group I thought I best introduce myself...
My name is Christopher Burdett and I draw monsters, RAWR! No really, if anyone has seen me draw at some point I have to make the drawing say 'RAWR!'. I live in north Florida where I create online instructional content for state and local governmental organizations during the day and by night I design and illustrate monsters for the gaming industry.
I got my start as a professional artist in 1999 as a concept designer for a makeup effects house in LA working on TV and movie projects. The first movie I worked on will most likely never see the light of day, especially since it has been 12 years since it was filmed. The second movie, the Doorway is a marvelous little opus (not really) in which I got to be the demon! While in LA I worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly as well as numerous monster and horror movies. I had the chance to puppeteer on some of them and got to be a zombie in others. Fun times, but all good things end in their own time.
In 2005 I moved to Florida and transitioned from the entertainment to gaming industry. My first job was designing miniatures for Wizards of the Coast's game, Dreamblade. In the years since I have done work for Fantasy Flight Games, Paizo Publishing, Privateer Press and many others. I have been working very hard to make sure folks know I am the guy that just wants monsters and so far that has been working out well. Why monster, you ask? Well, the monsters are way cooler then the heroes and they often have tentacles!
If you are interested in seeing more of my work, keep coming back here, I will be posting it! You can also click my name of the right which will take you to my website or you can visit my blog.