Boardwalk Bears

Finishing an illustration commission featuring a gathering of bear tourists along the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This background was a fun challenge because of the iconic buildings and other structures. I have never been there myself, but I’m glad…

Bearing with This Topic

As it turns out, I got another project that includes bear illustrations. I do like drawing them – they have such great personality. I’m also using this as an opportunity to practice some poses for another idea I’ve been working…

More Snakes - More Teeth

Refining the character and looking for consistency.

Snakes with Dentures

Summer is off to a good start with another really fun project. This time it’s a redesign of an existing character in a completely different style. It’s essentially a snake/frog/bug monster with dentures and a tremendous appetite. This has been…

Bird's Eye Landscape with Castle walls

I’ve been pretty fortunate with a very good repeat client. The bird’s eye project continues, this time with more landscape and a higher POV. Although the architecture was less detailed in this piece, this was a longer overall process. This…

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…

Beauty Drink Commercial

I was able to work on another freelance storyboard project for a local marketing and production company. This was the most dialog heavy of the scripts I’ve drawn for them. It was a challenging project for sure, but I was…

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…

Balloon & Baby

I learned much from Karl Gnass at the Animation Guild and his class has been one of the most productive I’ve had. Maybe it was the freedom of working on paper and pitching on the wall. I don’t know, but…

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…