Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

little sum sum i've been workin on.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


my [brother's] dog.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Holy Guacamole!! Sorry for the delay...

This last one is of my friend and mentor, Bill Waite. He laughed when he saw it...mission accomplished :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

quick edit...

This is a bit of an older project that I thought I'd touch up. I was given some good foundational advice that would help in creating a sense of depth, and I wanted to see it work. I've got a couple other pieces I wouldn't mind editing as well, so we'll see if that can happen soon. Last two weeks of class...Woooo-Hooo!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Toad Ranger

A little sum sum for a short sequential i'm workin on.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Catcher In The Rye

EDIT: I've had a few people ask me if this is meant to be a self-portait. It is. I guess my first attempt wasn't quite accurate enough, so here's the edited version:


Monday, March 15, 2010

Murderous Old Coot

Here are some designs for an illustration I did for an old murder mystery. It was a really great assignment! We were given the mystery, but not the answer. Using whatever clues we could discover in the text we had to figure out who the killer was, his motive and method. Naturally I hit hit the nail on the was Doctor Ionescu, with a jagged knife. What a rotten old meanie.

Another cool thing about the project: the story was set in Romania, one of the few countries I've been to outside of the U.S. It was great doing research, lookin at old photos.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fun Study...

This is a character design for an old Chinese poem I'm illustrating. I found a book with whole bunches of armor designs from all the different Chinese dynasties, which proved to be very helpful reference.

I threw down a quick color study in my moleskin, which is probably the most amazing fun I've had in my sketchbook in a long time! This is only about an inch by two inches using acrylic and colored pencil, a quick technique I was taught that I know I'll continue using. Hope you like!'

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I didn't realize it'd been so long since my last post! sorry to the three of you who visit. So far I haven't really posted much "finished" work...mostly sketches and here are some illustrations I've done since my time at RMCAD.

This guy's my most recent illustration, finished just the other day on my laptop. For my Illustrating Literature class we were assigned the story The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry. Great story and a lot of fun to visualize. This is what I suppose the cover might look like. I would encourage you to read the story! It would be nice to hear some feedback on whether you feel it works for the story or not...and it's just a good read anyway. I'm finding I really, really like narrative illustration.

The Ransom of Red Chief

This next one was done for my conceptual illustration class. The article talked about how the cells that make up our bodies are outnumbered by the bacteria living inside us. So here is my human apartment building, my first illustration fully realized in Photoshop. Wheeeee!

Apartment Dude

And finally an ink drawing I did in my first semester for my Intro to Illustration class. We were simply asked to portray an animal of our choice doing a some human activity. For some reason I liked the idea of a croc as a detective of some sort. He kinda reminds me of Sam from the Spawn comics I read growing up.

Detective Croc

Hope you like them!