Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween!

"The Dog of Frankenstein"
I've never taken a drawing from sketch to finish digitally, so this is a first for me. if I had a little more time I'd probably add some more texture to the back ground. Let me know what you think.

Friday, May 24, 2013

New Book out! "LOONIVERSE Stranger Things"


I'm pretty excited to have my first published illustrations come out this last week!  I got the call a little over a year ago to see if I was interested in working on this series of books. They're beginning chapter books with illustrations on each page, so they've been keeping me pretty busy. I just finished the final drawings for the third book and should be starting the 4th in a couple weeks.  The series is really fun and with a lot of crazy stuff going on, so I've really enjoyed it.  The rest of the upcoming series can be seen here.

Friday, March 29, 2013

IF: Egg

Nothing to fancy this time. Just an ink wash out of my sketchbook.
Kind of reach for the stars kind of thing (until you discover you can't fly).

Monday, February 18, 2013

Last of the set

I'm putting up the last of my barnyard poems, lest I forget and never put them up. I think "offspring" was my favorite, even though it may not be entirely appropriate for a kids book.


if "offspring" is confusing you can go ask an old farmer.

Monday, February 4, 2013

More Barnyard Poetry

I wonder how many people have to type on their blog something like "Wow it's been so long since I've posted something" for it to lose all meaning. What's that? We've already passed that point. Well ok then, I won't point out how long it's been and I'll just post something.

Not that one excuse is ever better than another, I will say that twins seem infinitely harder than any of our previous kids. Maybe infinitely is an exaggeration, but way harder than just double. That and the fact that I just finished the illustrations for the the second "Looniverse" books, both lend to the reason I've been so absent.  Despite being busy I do love it. I just love drawing. I'm just breaking in a new sketchbook, so in the mean time I'll go ahead and post the rest of my barnyard poetry pages.
Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fancy Goat, and other things

In addition to the poems, I also have some farm animal inspired images I'll be posting. I haven't posted any for a while so I'm adding a few extras today. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

IF - Wool (aka Sheep Haiku)

I've been playing with these different types of poems coupled with drawings of farm animals, and was so excited to finally see a theme on Illustration Friday that I could use with one of them.  Hope you enjoy, I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Compendium of Barnyard Soliloqueis and Other Hogwash

Life with twins has proven itself to be full time crazy.  Between the babies, side work, and our older kids homework there's not much time for sketching. Luckily there's always church. I think that's where I get in most of my sketching done these days (so quiet & everyone holds so still).  In attempt to acclimate myself to the new level of frenzy in the house, I'm giving myself some self assignments that I hope will push me to post with more frequency.  These first posts are some poetry / pencil drawings I've been working on about farm animals.  I'll try and post one every couple days.This first one is called Noble Steed let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

IF: Prepare (Toothfairy)

It's never a good sign when you forget you're password to your own blog. I think that means I need to post more frequently. A lot of things have changed since my last post. I got a second job teaching art classes at an art center, and we found out that Jackie is pregnant . . . . with twins! Pretty crazy but we are excited. So all of that along with the holidays really hindered any new work. Well I'm back in the swing of things and will be posting artwork more regularly.
Enough talk here's my latest attempt to add to the old portfolio. It's my first attempt at an "all digital" painting, I still have to work out some kinks before I feel totally comfortable. I'd love some feed back.

Friday, September 30, 2011

IF: Hibernate

"I know it's time to hibernate, but I still think 80% is too high"
Some of my friends may have already seen this painting, but it fit with the topic so good I had to use it. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

IF: Shadows

"When you’re a dragon your campfire stories might be too scary"
This is one I've been working on for a book I wrote called The Trouble With Being a Dragon. Let me know what you guys think.

Monday, May 23, 2011

IF: Soaked

This is from a story that I wrote called "BAAAAH!"
Let me know what you guys think.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More shirt designs

The ladies at Upsy Daisy Creations asked me to do 4 more shirt designs. Once again they were awesome to work with.