Monday, November 30, 2009


Here's my post for Illustration Friday's topic this week of "Entangled". This is a detail from a Christmas present for my brother-in-law's family. The guy above is actually my B.I.L. If you would like to see the full image with the other family members, click here. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I don't know

I did some pen sketches on paper and scanned them in and colored them in Photoshop. That's it. Not very exciting. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Here is something that many artists don't do or even want to do, but I think it's good to show a comparison of my reference to my drawing. Sure it shows my weaknesses, but oh well. It shows more than that though. I think that it shows a bit of my process too. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fan Art

I did some fan art for Kevin Cross last night. It's of his character called Monkey Mod. I've never really done fan art before. Well, I've drawn other people's characters, but this is first time I've drawn one and then sent it to the artist. Almost feel like I'm 10 again. Kevin is one of the hosts of Big Illustration Party Time podcast. If your an illustrator and don't listen to this podcast, then you're a fool because it's an invaluable resource.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Present-Done


Well, I finished my brother's family portrait and now on to my brother-in-law's family. I'm trying to do more story and whimsy in this one. Drawing pirates is never a bad thing either. I'll post the progression as it happens within this post. Enjoy.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well folks, she's done. Now I'm just looking around getting printing quotes. As soon as these things get off the press, I'll let you all know. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A little Experiment

My nephew Spencer, 14 (who worships me) drew the pencil drawing below. I thought that it was a really cool character, so I did my version (the colored one). The funny thing is that I still like his better. I may have more experience, but his has playful innocence and imagination. The really fun part of this experiment was interpreting what he was drawing. Now that I look at it, I think that the part I made chainmail is actually fur in his picture. I'm not really sure. I'll have to ask. Well, there you go Spence, keep em coming, it was really fun. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hot Head

What started out to be a warm up sketch got carried away and finished. I tend to do that too much. I need to learn how to just warm up and call it good. I spend too much time on these "warm up" sketches. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Present

Every year my family takes turns giving each other presents for Christmas. Since I have talent and no money, I've decided to do cartoon portraits of my brothers & sisters and their families as anything they want for a Christmas present. I've done 3 so far. I think if you dig in the old post archives you can find the other portraits. Enjoy.