Saturday, September 29, 2007

My vacation man as an egyptologist. I think his name is Willis. I have plans for Willis...
Yodel lay Yodel lay hee hoo!

Would you like some hot coco?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Another series of my vacation man.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I thought it would be fun to do a little series of this man that I created the other day, the one skiing. Now he's hiking!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Illustration for the short story "The Butler, by Roald Dahl.
Illustration I did for a kid's imagination with a box...everyone played in boxes!

Study for my robot illustration and class sketches

Lido Beach

Sketch from the Don Cesar in St. Petersberg, beautiful hotel!

Lately I've been trying to use the style and freedom that I have in my sketchbook in my Illustrations. I always tighten up and I loose something when I do a final illustration, so I'm working keeping that freedom/creativity that I naturally do in my sketchbook. I'm playing with proportions, perspective, line quality, leaving somethings unpainted...Here are some sketches and a couple illustrations.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Something I did for fun last night, I think it's cute :)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sketch for my next Illusration, I'm playing with kids imaginations...This one uses his box to play as a robot, and I'm doing another in a Spaceship with planet cutouts on string around his room. I'm really trying to bring my sketchbook style into my Illustrations.

Sketchbook page from Sarasota News and Books

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Farmer Wheee!

So I had a pretty fantastic day today. I had a phone interview with Adam Rex, if you don't know him look him He's a great illustrator with wonderful books including "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich" and a new one coming soon that I'm really excited about..."The True Meaning of Smekday" (both written and Illustrated by Rex). He's incredibly nice and even gave me feedback on some of my work! You can imagine how overjoyed I was when he found some pieces he really liked....oh joy. It's so exciting contacting our "heroes" of illustration. Its a great way to get direct feedback about the field you want to go into...and just to see that everyone started out in the same an art student. Did some concept sketches...and at 1am I decided to paint a farmer man for fun. I've been experimenting with color...anyways I like it because I had lots of fun...which is always a plus. Have a great day!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Working on my piece for the word "manscape". I've been having a lot of fun...playing with the twist of manscape and landscape. This is the most stylized and static piece I've ever done, so it's been very enjoyable to work on. I had a lot of ideas for this project, so I'm going to do some spot illustrations too, all playing with landscaping. I'm going to do a man getting his chest hair raked, a bald man's head being watered by a flower pot...and other sorts of fun things :)