Friday, February 5, 2016

"That kind of squakishness" original illustration

"That kind of squakishness" 12 inch by 12 inch, watercolor on paper

Finished it up this morning, its the smallest illustration I've done so far. I'm still debating whether I like working that small or not. It was inspired by a conversation a friend of mine had with her co-worker: "She said she hated keeping them in cages, who could deal with that kind of squakishness?" Private message me if interested in the original. Prints coming soon!

Watercolor Color Comps

Pencil Sketch

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Redbubble products

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Free book, fun pictures: "The Legend of Wally Gonkers"

One of the books I illustrated a year ago with author Matthew Lorentzen is available for free download on Amazon this weekend. Grab one while there still is time!

Friday, January 8, 2016

"Something in the Wind" illustration

"Something in the Wind", gouache on Arches 300lb. watercolor paper. Image size 12 in by 19 in. Original painting is available, please private message me if interested in purchasing ( 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mystery person: Art college assignment from 2006

Back in the Fall of 2006 when I was just starting art school, I took an editorial illustration class. For the assignment, a list of questions was passed around the class for everyone to answer, then gathered up and redistributed randomly. We were to make an illustration from that. I spent all day (and well into the night) making it. When I was finished, I was so surprised at what I had made that I ran over to my friends Phil's house to validate what I was seeing. It was the first time I had made art that was me and that was pretty exciting :)

Final line drawing before adding color

Digital color composition experiments

Thumbnail sketching

Reference photos

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ylle the cat illustration

Just finished a Christmas gift for my Mom.  It was fun to play with the fluffy shapes and textures, exploring gouache a little further. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

"Nydra, the collector" original painting

"Nydra, the collector", gouache on Arches 300lb. watercolor paper
I made some changes to the painting, hoping to illuminate some of the confusion between the witch and the rock that's behind her. I'm ready to start a new project with all the new information I learned with this project. Private message me if interested in purchasing the original.