Here are the last of my Inktober illustrations. I had such a great time doing these and am a little bit sorry to see this year’s challenge come to a close. Drawing challenges are a great way to improve as an illustrator, as I learned awhile back when I did my first 365 Drawing Challenge. […]
Happy Halloween! Even as October comes to a close, I still have plenty of Inktober illustrations to share. Here are a couple of favorites from week 3. You can check out the rest in my Inktober 2018 gallery.
Here are a couple of my favorites from Inktober 2018: Week 1. This marks my first time participating in the yearly Inktober drawing challenge, and so far I am having a real blast! I am sticking with a standard, kid-friendly Halloween theme, working from the daily word prompts compiled for this years’ challenge. You can learn more […]
My latest illustration fro UAJ, Burning Sean, required a bit of extra care. It’s for an article about a perfectly innocent yearly pre-ski season ritual/party gone wrong. It also involves a bunch of drunken white dudes with tiki torches burning an effigy of their soon-to-be-married friend, Sean. As a long-time resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, I […]
Here is a bookmark I created for the Read Local Challenge, hosted by the SCBWI MD/DE/WV/VA. It’s one of several that were created by illustrators whose books are part of the reading challenge. The bookmarks are all black and white so that kids can color them in, but I figured “why should they have […]
Editorial illustration for an article about the type of compromises that need to be made by rugged outdoorsmen when they become a parent. No matter how much you might hate RV’s, babies can’t really sleep on the ground.
Here’s a chubby, little, blissful bumblebee wallowing in a bed of fresh pollen. I wanted the bee to look like a fat cat getting its head scratched. My dad used to say that every living thing just wants its head scratched. One day a bumblebee landed in front of him while he was gardening and […]
Here’s a pair of cute cacti enjoying their time to bloom in the desert. When I was growing up, my dad always had at least one cute little cactus as a houseplant. They were usually round and hairy and had funny names like ‘Herbert’ or ‘Cousin It.’ It wasn’t until we moved to Texas, where […]
I had an opportunity to delve into the wonky world of isometric illustration recently when a client approached me to design an illustrated instruction manual. While I’ve utilized isometric perspective before, I’ve never used it quite this extensively or with this level of precision. I would say it was a very demanding, but also very […]
I had a great time illustrating this upcoming article for Utah Adventure Journal on the appeal of entering mountain bike races just for the Burning Man type parties. I tried to include as many of the colorful characters from the article as I could, like the gorilla, the metal heads, and even a Taiko […]