Bird's Eye Castles

Working on a very exciting new project that is as fun as it is challenging. The illustration involves medieval castles. I need to be able to build the structure and see it from far above. There will also be a…

Deer Dogs

Rough storyboards for a project in Karl Gnass’ Storyboard class at the Animation Guild. This was a great project because it forced us to work with very dry dialog. I had a really good time finding a concept to wrap…

Shepherd Valley

Very rough storyboard sequence.  I received some really valuable feedback on this idea and learned much. Unfortunately these never really got past the point of looking like thumbnails, however the ideas generated during this process excited me a lot.  I’m…

Character Sketches - Ostrich & Baby

In an earlier character exploration, I discovered this ostrich character that I really enjoyed looking at. I thought he seemed a bit indifferent so what better pairing could there be than an indifferent giant bird and a small child.

Ed Undead - The Sequel

Working out some of the details for the sequel to Edward Kent’s YA novel. Always fun to work with these characters. Preparatory sketches – Copic markers Progress – after the drawing and first ink wash   copic marker warm gray…

Pooka - Falling In

I’ve been working on a story idea for a few months now and have a couple of sequences that I continue to revise. The main character wanders through a progressively dense forest, looking for the fairy horse that she has…

Pile of Bears

I wanted to do a pile-of-bears illustration for a quick set of Christmas cards. I started by sketching a few bears – still trying to master the Copic marker and keep myself loose. Bears are pretty fun to draw after…

Pooka - Character Sketches

I had a very rough but intriguing idea about a young woman and the king of a fairy forest. I knew the girl was defined by something creative (that something became music) and the fairy king was drawn to this…