Hidden Picture Puzzle

I took on a challenging new set of illustrations for a Social Studies textbook about presidential elections. Two of these involve hidden picture puzzle illustrations – the type of complicated scene where objects or characters are hidden in plain sight….

John Quincy Adams Tantrum

I found myself working again with isolated figures in motion. This time, an angry president John Quincy Adams for a textbook page about his loss to Andrew Jackson in the 1828 election. Silhouette was important again too and I used…

Silhouettes in Sport

One of the real benefits to taking on freelance projects is the opportunity to challenge yourself with unexpected subject matter. Since we all have our preferred subjects and styles, it is really beneficial to get an assignment that involves none…

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…

What does a teacher look like?

I had an opportunity at my day job to brainstorm some ideas for an illustrated character that would be representative of a teacher. I currently work in educational publishing and my company wanted a friendly face to connect directly to…

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…

Drinking Hands

Recently I had an extremely short deadline on a set of storyboards for a product advertisement. The weekend that I had to work on this was packed, and so the work took place late at night in a furious whirlwind…

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…