Monday, December 22, 2008

'Pisces' This is a work in progress and I'll post updates to it as it gets finished. It's for the monthly challenge at work on the topic of 'Zodiac'.
Another freelance project. This is a cover to Chico News & Review's '2008 Year in Review' issue which comes out this week.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho!!!
Another freelance assignment. This is the fourth year in row that I have been privileged to do a Christmas Card Illustration for 'Omniture'. Steve Gustavson is the Designer/Art Director on this one.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Here's a recently completed 'two page spread' freelance illustration for Tahitian Noni's International magazine called 'Tradewinds'. The Design on the left was created by none other than the great Shawn Hansen. Although this was a tight turnaround it was a lot of fun to do.

Another day of figure drawing. The model was deathly skinny, so it was more about getting the curve of the bones right and not the much needed curves a little fat adds.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Here's a portrait study done in the Figure drawing session this morning.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here's another Digital 'N.C. Wyeth' study. I was amazed at all of the color variation in his piece of which I tried to capture here. The other thing I learned in recreating this is how the purplely color in the clouds is really the same hue as the yellow/orange color only desaturated.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I recently finished these illustrations for a weekly paper in Reno called 'Reno News & Review'. The Larger one is the cover and the smaller 1/4 page illustrations ran on the inside. This was for their 'Best of Edition' which focused on things to do in Reno with such topics as 'Night Life, Green, Kids & Family, Fun & Gaming, Personalities, The Outdoors, Dining, etc.'

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A really loose landscape study done for fun. This took about 30 min.

Monday, September 22, 2008

This is a digital study I did in about 45 minutes using Corel Painter. It's a detail from a 'Cornwell' painting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another figure drawing from the session at work.

Friday, September 12, 2008

A Sketch done this morning at the figure drawing session at work.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another Avalanche/Disney Challenge 'Snow Monster'. Only mine ended up being a tiger princess.... go figure.
Here's my feeble attempt at doing a 'Sparth' type of environment. He's so good.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

This is a water bottle label that I created for Maverik's version of their 'Water for Sale'. I did the original sketch, it was then tightened up by Peter Sakievich and finished off by Myself and Blake Loosli. Although I think it's still going thru some more revisions.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Here's my painting of a Zombie Highlander which is one of the weekly 'Avalanche' challenges. The drawing is by none other than Joe Olson a fellow artist at Disney. I work there now as a concept artist and I am enjoying the company of such great artists.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Here's a little cover illustration for an article on "bigotry and resentment towards illegal immigrants" for Chico News and Review which is a local weekly paper in Chico California.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A quick Painter study created just for fun. The photo reference was found on a photographers website and I would giver her credit because she had really great work only I can't remember what her name was. Tehehehehe

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Snow Viking - created with pencil on paper and painted in Corel Painter.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hmmm, What could I do with Red Hair and Doilies?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A little character sketch inspired by the character design in the film 'Spiderwick Chronicles'. I also played with a technic on this piece that is so well demonstrated by the great Ryan Wood and Todd Harris over at Avalanche. Check out their sweet blogs!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Yet another color key, these are a lot of fun to do!
Olde Norse Viking created with a ball point pen and water color.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm trying my hand at doing color keys or mood boards associated with pre-production artwork used in film production.
Madame Mermaid

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I've collected quite a few cloud photos over the years and I finally decided to do something with them. This one is a little color comp done in painter for fun.