Friday, September 28, 2007

Fairy Homes

Here is an illustration that I have been working on. I still need to tighten things up a little more. I always wanted to do something like this one but every time I started to, it came out wrong. I think I finally got it this time.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Monochrome Blue Forest

I just finished this one. I wasn't sure about the fog at first but I am starting to like it more now. It adds to the mood. I am working on another illustration so more is on the way.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Illustrations

Here is one of the new illustrations that I have been working on. I just finished this one. It has a watercolor look to it. I like it. I guess it is going to be kind of obvious that I like ponds and forests once I post everything new up.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Digital Portfolio Part I

Corel Painter
Corel Painter
Corel Painter, Photoshop
Corel Painter, Pen and Ink
Corel Painter
Corel Painter

Traditional Portfolio Part II


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Traditional Portfolio Part I

Acrylic Paint
Acrylic Paint
Graphite Pencil
Color Pencil
Pen and Ink, Corel Painter
Color Pencil

I just realized that I don't have the illustrations that are in my portfolio on my blog. So I figure I should post it all on here. I will start posting my portfolio up for the next few days. Here are a few traditional illustrations to start with.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


This is Emily. She likes wearing her daddy's clothing to make her feel strong and brave. It doesn't alway work though.

I met Knobby one very late night of pasting together my first dummy book that I am sending out shortly. I met Emily the day after I met Knobby. I had already came up with a story by the time Emily came to me. I am pretty excited about working on the new story but it will be going very slowly until I finish pasting some more dummy books together of the first story. I will feel a lot better when they are mailed out and I am waiting for response letters.


I would like you all to meet my friend Knobby. He collects magical doorknobs and lives in a tree in my backyard....Yep, I am starting to work on a new childrens book. I want to work in pen and ink with limited washed on colors. I already have an idea of the story and characters. This is one of them. I still am working on sending out dummy books of my first book but I would like to start working on my next book too. I have read that it is a good idea to have several books to publish so that you can have one published after another. If you don't than you maybe forgotten. It is also a good idea to work on the book's sequel, if there is going to be one, right away too so the first story doesn't get cold and forgotten. I haven't thought of anything for the first books sequel yet so I am not sure if there will be one.

Ink Illustrations

I have been practicing using pen and ink lately. I love working digitally but I guess I will always be pulled to working traditionally. I miss working traditionally so I am brushing up on my inking skills.

Another BG Test Done

I also finished another Nickelodeon background test. I kind of like how this one turned out. This image is the proporty of Nickelodeon. This is a test sample and is not for commercial use.

Finished Nickelodeon BG Test

I know it doesn't really look like I changed much or even did any work on it but I really honestly did. This image is the property of Nickelodeon. This is a test sample only and is not for commercial use.