Monday, April 12, 2010

Echo and Mucha

This was a good weekend for painting. This was also a good weekend for orange.

Narcissus and Echo -

And here's the most time consuming color comp ever -

Friday, March 19, 2010

Timid Lowlands Giragon

The Timid Lowlands Giragon's long neck allows it to eat the leaves off the tops of tall trees and pesky knights of off battlements.

Giraffe plus dragon is pretty much the greatest combination of animals I could come up with. This is mostly just me messing around in illustrator for a change.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I'll be heading out to California for the week for BYU's illustration field trip. Disney, Dreamworks, Blizzard, a host of studios, and Sony Entertainment ahoy! Pictures, sketches, and exciting tales forthcoming!

Until then, enjoy a quick and off-kilter photo of something I've been working on:

Peace out.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quick Quick Slow

The world needs more scuba-diving Dachshunds.

Also - two quick, 30 min studies done for fun. I used a lovely photo by Beri for scrap.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Builds Character

Some designs for a story that apparently involves anachronistic cookie sheets and pasty white legs.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole with Everyone Else

Somewhere, I firmly believe there's a law requiring everyone who ever considered themselves an illustrator to create something somehow related to Alice in Wonderland. We're doing a dummy book for it for class - here's a preliminary character design that I did for the White Rabbit.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Between Critiques

Here are a few works that were critiqued recently that I've taken back to fix.

Except the shoes. Those were fun shoes.

(Two gouaches and an acrlyic)

Friday, January 29, 2010

I Wish I Knew His Rank

...because then I'd be one of those super cool history buffs, right?

Civil war study from last semester. Hooray for finding old scans!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still and Mobile Life

Old still life from class and also from one of those painting days when you just feel incredibly awesome. Mostly because you're (finally) trying out what your professors have been telling you all along.

Aaaaaand I've been toying with submitting this to the Soicety of Illustrators student show. Also been bemoaning the fact that I have few, very few, actually-happy-and-satisfied-with finished pieces. Moral of the story: paint more. Maybe just paint always?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Work That's Hopefully Progressing

Been workin on a book jacket - here's a crop of the front cover/side flaps. I was painting it in oils until I ran out of time so I photographed it and finished up in photoshop. I might go back and try to finish it in oils - extra practice is always good, right?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Floating Heads - Not as Morbid as it Sounds

So last semester I took a head painting class which, like most classes, pointed out more than anything how much farther I have to go and how much more work needs to be done.

A few favorites:

New goal: Paint a face to a finished stage!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

First Delivery of the Day

They tell me that the blog world is just too good to pass up and so here we are! Illustrating, sketching, playing around, and delivering all that silliness straight to YOU.

To kick things off, I wanted to share some work from work. I illustrate/design for a rockin' museum full of boxes of pots, rocks, and awesome things like these Hopi Kachina dolls
. This guy's based off the Deer Dancer and was part of a series of four pieces they had me do. He was also one of my first straight-up digital pieces, done in photoshop start to finish.

(Museum of Peoples and Cultures @ BYU (801) 422 0020)