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Illustration from a big project that is almost done! I can’t wait for these books to come out. I’ll post more info when I am allowed.
(This is not the finished illustration, I had to change some of the characters around to better reflect the story, but I liked this version as well, so I thought I would post it.)
Some creepy interior art for a big job I’m finishing up this week.
The books will come out later this year. I’ll post more info when I can.
I recently updated my portfolio. This is one of the new pieces.
This was my first try doing a paid illustration job using my ink lines and coloring them comic book style. I really liked it, it was kind of freeing. I plan to keep moving my art in this direction.
I finally updated my portfolio. This is my first all type piece in there. I think I should do more.
Here are some of my favorite new pieces in it:

I finally updated my portfolio. This is my first all type piece in there. I think I should do more.

Here are some of my favorite new pieces in it:

A job from early last year that fell through. I found it while looking through some old files. Not sure if I ever posted them.

Draw some comics.
Recent spot illustration that I really liked.

My Witchsona is a CMYK dark elf with a mini-Chinese dragon familiar.

(I wanted to finish this one so bad, I colored it with a mouse at CCAD, where the computer I was on didn’t have a tablet.)

On the first day of class, I asked my freshmen illustration students to name various objects, animals, people, etc. They voted on the 3 they liked best. (Ghost, sword and ugly Christmas sweater). They then worked on thumbnail ideas for a spot illustration incorporating all of those things.
The final spot is due today. Here is my (1 hour) version. (I had to finish a freelance assignment today so I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked. I had this idea for Power Rangers that were the Ghost Ranger and Ugly Sweater Ranger, but that would have been more involved.)
Part of a freelance job I’m working on.
I posted the sketch before, so I thought I would post the final.
What I was working on yesterday. The last of 6 book covers. Now I just need to finish the interior B&W art.
By the way, I was accused of making the character in the middle look like me. Maybe just the hair…

I did this illustration for the December issue of “The Friend”. The bottom image is the layout for the magazine. I drew the “Merry Christmas” at the top as well.

I put my 2 daughters in the choir. They are the girls to the left and the right of the boy in the middle with his eyes closed.

You can read the article online here.

Hope you are having a Merry Christmas-time, everyone!

Work-in-progress of a book cover. Need to finish this one up tonight. It’s due tomorrow!
Old sketchbook drawing.
Done in pen and colored Sharpie.