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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recent illustration for Utah Adventure Journal. The article is about how most people who go to Utah for a job only plan on staying there for a few years before moving on. However, the ones who are into skiing usually end up staying for all the awesome skiing Utah has to offer.
I had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate a set of twelve comic book style numbers for the upcoming issue of SCBWI’s mid-Atlantic magazine, The Highlighter. The numbers were for an article on twelve tips for writing graphic novels, by Eisner Award-winning author Paul Tobin (Bandette, Plants vs. Zombies). I have to say it was a real honor […]
This editorial illustration was for an article about a father, and avid outdoorsman, who felt intimidated by the impressive amount of scrapes and bruises his toddler was accumulating from his activities, while Dad had no such mementos of his own adventures. Was he playing it too safe? Had becoming a dad cost him his outdoorsy […]
Wonder Realtor, Part 3 came out yesterday in this week’s C-ville. I decided to change things up a bit this time and went for a comic book cover approach. Given all the various powers being highlighted, there really wasn’t room to take a story based approach. All in all, I think it worked out really […]
I got inspired by this week’s Illustration Friday challenge, team, to do a bunny soccer team. These challenges are a great opportunity for me to have fun exploring my Megapack digital brush set from the awesome Kyle T. Webster.