Saturday, April 30, 2011

Serval Study

This is a study of a serval which is an African wild cat. I am working on a private commission that deals with several wild cats and a beautiful lady. I have just started the sketching process and will be creating many studies of the cats as well as some other elements including a staff with a totem twist.

This is a really great project and I have been anxious to start it! I'll be posting the bits and pieces of process as I go. The deadline is in early/mid summer.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spectrum 18

Late last week I received a letter in the mail with congratulations on my inclusion in Spectrum 18. This is my first acceptance into Spectrum Annual and I am very excited. Above is the accepted full piece with details underneath. Thank you to the Fenners and the Spectrum judges!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ode to Students

I want to take a break from my work and pay homage to some of my students, past and present.

Once in awhile I receive little gems of appreciation that rejuvenates my inspiration as both an illustrator and instructor. These are completely unnecessary but greatly appreciated, especially because I am fully aware of the insane schedules these students have. The fact that they take the time to create something out of want rather than obligation is heartwarming to say the least.

So I decided to feature a few of these small tokens that I hang in my studio.

Me and my dog. You know what they say about owners looking like their dogs. Uncanny.

Left to Right: Sam Cox, Laura Bushinski. Moore College of Art and Design.

Maybe I was a basset hound in my past's the hair/ears.

Audrey Fatula. University of the Arts.

Audrey created this beautiful little wallet. Hand crafted and sewed. It's almost too beautiful to use!

A big thank you to my students and the fresh inspiration they bring.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Black and White Interior for GreenPrints Magazine

I have been neglecting my blog due to some crazy deadlines. Bad blogger. Bad.

Anyway, this is one piece I just finished up as part of a quick deadline. I just finished several interior black and whites for GreenPrints magazine. This one was for a story of a papa bluebird taking over feeding his only offspring after the poisoning of mom and babies.

I would also like to take this opportunity to mention some terrific news. I have been selected for Spectrum 18 and am really excited! I'm not sure what piece got in yet but I will post when I find out.

Some really great assignments are coming up and plan to post some studies and sketches so stay tuned!