Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Peachy Drawings

As part of my new portfolio, I'm working on some black and white interior illustrations. I decided to go with James and the Giant Peach. Here are a few illustrations from that. More to come.

And FYI, I love working in black and white!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Sketch

Still sketching for the portfolio revamp. Here's The Old Green Grasshopper from James and the Giant Peach. I'm liking him. Although he doesn't really look old.

Friday, June 18, 2010


My wife and I always read a scripture story to our kids before bed; but the illustrations in those storybooks are really boring sometimes, so I had the idea a few nights ago to do something quasi-brilliant: I decided to sketch the story as I told it to my kids. Later, when I had some downtime, I painted the sketches. Here are a couple of illustrations from that. I think I'll continue this. It's good practice, and my kids love it!

Almost Missed It!

I'm trying to do a post every Tuesday and Thursday. Almost missed the cutoff!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Although these drawings are cute, octopuses are actually pretty freaky. In fact, they scare me more than almost any marine life--with the exception of orcas, great whites, walruses, and of course, giant squid.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Dinos!

Random fact: I used to want to be a paleontologist. Now I'm an illustratologist, which means I can create dinosaurs with my mind. Yeah, I know. Pretty cool.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Just Drarrin'

Loving this character design. I'm putting together a portfolio revamp, and this is one of the sketches from that. More to come!

Saturday, June 5, 2010