Thursday, December 21, 2006

Not much to tell

Not much to tell here. Just a small sample I whipped up.
I am a little nervous about showing it though. Back in school one of my teachers always told us that the kind of work you get is what you show. So I guess I better plan on getting work with cute little girls in it. Oh, well.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Selfish again

Ok, now I'm back to being selfish and posting one of my own.

Not much to add about this one. It started as a study to see if I could record my painting process, but I still haven't found a way to do it very well, so I just kept working on this here and there. Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Scott E Franson

All of my previous posts have been of my own work and I'm feeling like I've been a little too selfish. So, in order to try and redeem myself I wanted to post one of my favorite posters done by the incredible Scott E Franson. He almost exclusively in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Please visit his site at and see all of his amazing work. It is truly inspiring.


Monday, November 13, 2006


Thanksgiving is coming up in a hurry! It will be great this year. My wife and all the ladies in the family are planning a great meal. Myself along with the other guys are looking forward to playing some intense flag football. So, I thought I would post this piece I did for The Friend magazine in the spirit of the holiday.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Today's sketch

Here is a sketch I did today! bye!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Something Simple

This guy is just simple.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Here is a painting that I acctually looked at some reference for. It's based on a B&W photo of Ted Willams. I have a bad habbit of drawing and painting right out of my head and not taking scrap. Anyway, this is not for anything in particular, but just someting simple and fun. Bye!

Monday, October 02, 2006

La La La

More from the Sketchbook!

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Here is a Photoshop value study. Umm. . . . . . . . ... ok. That's about it. Thanks!


Thursday, July 13, 2006

From the Sketchbook

Here is a little something from my sketchbook! Later!


Friday, June 16, 2006

Dang it does!

I was playing around one day with Photoshop and came up with this sketch. When I was done I sent it to a friend of mine with the intent of having him draw on it. He didn't want to draw on it, but he pointed out that it looked just like a friend of ours, and I was like, "dang it does!"


Friday, June 02, 2006

Blue shawl study

Hello all. Thought I would post another portrait study. This was painted from a photo, and once again done in Photoshop.
In my opinion, I stayed quite neutral compared to most of my illustration work. But I think thats what I like most about this study. Anyway . . take care.


Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Here is another study in Photoshop. Most of what I post are studies or personal pieces I work on to try and improve. More finished work is on my site, which by the way is in need of an update.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Happy Guy

About a year ago I found this guy and tested my value and oil painting skills. I just think it's cool that he's so happy!


Thursday, May 11, 2006


This was an image that just kind of evolved as I went along. It started with the girl's pose and then I just started sketching, and this is what came out.


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Cookie Break

This was a fun project. Obviously inspired by the Christmas Holiday. You might ask how Santa is supposed to get back up the chimney when there is a fire going? Well . . . I really don't know. I figure that's for Santa to figure out.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Some Hair

Here is a simple portrait I've done. I don't know this guy, but I thought he had a cool look to him. I think it would be cool to have hair like this for about a day and then it might get a little old. . . ok maybe two days.


Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Collector

This was a personal project that stared with doodle in my sketchbook. I love big pointy noses. Maybe it's because my wife tells me I have a big nose and it just comes out subconsciously, . . . .who nose?


Monday, February 20, 2006


I didn't really think about the fact that my last post was of a nice fat cat who probably would like to get his teeth into this little fish.

I painted this for a YA cover. They wanted this guy to look "Snarky". What do you think?


My Blue Cat

I wanted to do some experimenting in Photoshop so I went to a folder I had on cats and picked the first one. I thought by making him blue he would be a little more than ordinary, but in the end . . . it's still just a cat.



My first post is an interior for a book I'm working on. It's a very cool story by Brandon Mull. I've done most all my interior work traditionaly, but on this project decided to give it a shot 100% in Photoshop.