Tuesday, November 24, 2009

True love! Can't you just feel it!?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Every weekend my Four year old daughter and I try and get some painting or drawing time in. One of us will start something that the other will be inspired to emulate. In this case my nephew joined us and started doing an Octopus. I pulled out the acrylic paints, dusted them off and came up with this version.

Friday, October 02, 2009

I recently picked up an Ipod Touch for myself, I then downloaded the Sketchbook Mobile App, purchased the Pogo Stylus, went to a figure drawing session and here's the result. All in all I'm pretty happy with the tools. On the ipod touch screen the colors were more subdued, I resisted the urge to fix them in photoshop so you could see it in it's orginal form. This was done in about and hour.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another editorial project for Chico News & Review. Far left is the cover and included are the two inside spot illustrations. This was a lot of fun to do!
Here's my sketches and mood board that was created for an editorial project a little while ago. The Art Director doesn't mind it when I experiment with other styles (Which is a lot of fun!) but I do include a mood board so he's not surprised at the delivery of the final image. And to give him the chance to say whether or not the style will fit the audience.

Here's the final image. The article was on the 'Blessings of hard work'
I've been super busy lately with freelance work which hasn't given me much time to post. So here's some older client work that I did while working at 8fish which was done in collaboration with some of the great artists there.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I've been doing a 'Sketch Trade' with artist that I know and work with. These are two of the ones I sketched and traded.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I was bed-ridden this past week and a half with the Flu, Sinus Infection, & Eye infections. Whenever I try to explain how I felt now one can really visualize it. So I drew a picture!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This is a study from an Ashley Wood Painting. I really enjoy his brush work so I tried to accomplish that here with a new custom brush I created in painter. After I figure out why it won't let me export the brush, I'll share it here on my blog.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Another day of speed painting. For those who may be wondering, speed painting is painting from photographic reference (Usually found on the web) in 30 minutes and done digitally (on the computer). This one was much more successful than my first two. Probably because I chose the picture this time.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Today's 30 minute speed painting.
I finally had some time to do an Art Challenge at work on the topic of 'Land of OZ'. No time for color, so here's the sketch.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We had a speed painting challenge (30 minutes to complete) today at work. Here's the result!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Here's a little digital study that I did in about 45 min. I did it as warm up sketch. At the original size you can really see how loose it is, but scaled down it looks a lot tighter.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Friday, another Figure Drawing

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Here's an old digital painting portrait that I did as a demo for my students at SLCC. Thanks to Rita for posing for it.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Here's a drawing of a Ballerina that my 3 year old daughter sketched up. I scanned it in then painted it in Painter. We gave it as a gift to my Mom (Grandma) on her birthday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

These are two of six character designs I did for an animated series pitch. It's hush, hush so don't ask what the project is. Thanks to 8fish for including me in on the project.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Another morning at figure drawing. I had some extra time so I painted it up.