Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wherever you are, have a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!!

Here is a painting I did this morning



Here are some older ones.. All done in Corel Painter Essentials.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!
These are some Christmas card designs I whipped up in Photoshop. I'm pretty happy with them and I am sending the first two out. It's the first time I've kinda mass produced one of my designs.


This is a painting of an earlier memory I drew back in August and submitted toIllustration Friday. The original is here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Underwater You and Me

This one was inspired by Underwater (You and Me) by Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah.. I woke up with this song in my head this morning with this image. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, especially the background. I may go back and fix the guy, he doesn't look as big as the girl and kinda looks like a kid.

I guess you can call this one my first "real" digital painting. Crits are always helpful!



I did this in Corel Painter Essentials. Took me about an hour. I like how it came out. Any thoughts?





I also did this one this morning. I used a reference I found somewhere..

Friday, November 28, 2008

I tried to recreate one of my favorite paintings by Kei Acedra in Corel Painter Essentials. I used mostly the water color brushes. I feel like the more I practice, the more I get a handle on digital painting.




I also did this in painter essentials. It started out as a quick sketch but turned into this...I like it.

Illustration Friday: Balloon

My latest Illustration Friday entry.

It's going to be one of those days...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


This is also this weeks Illustration Friday entry...This turkey has a different opinion on what you should eat today!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I used this great tutorial I found on the Illustrations of Tina and Mr. Bee blog to make a nice little fairy painting. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

IF Pretend

My latest Illustration Friday entry. This came to mind immediately. At this time of year, Tom always pretends to be someone else...

fun with a tablet

Well I finally got my Wacom Intuos 3 yesterday. I've been spending a lot of time fooling around with it and trying to sketch and I think I'm getting the hang of it. Today I tried to paint my first painting. This is heavily inspired by Bobby Chiu's 'Eerie Feeling' painting that is in his Girl Sketches sketchbook. I even used the trial version of Alias Sketchbook for this. I followed the steps in there and this is the end result. I think it came out pretty well considering I have no painting experience outside watercolors and I've never really played around with tones before. Anyway to make this better?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some news and an Illustration Friday entry!

Last night I ordered a 6x8 Wacom Intuos 3 . I'm really excited and I can't wait until I get it. Does anyone have any experience with it? I hope I made the right choice. I'd like to learn to paint and draw digitally. That seems to be the next step I need to take to develop my skills. Hopefully down the road I'll be able to take Bobby Chiu's digital painting class at Schoolism.

I also brought a few materials yesterday to play around with. I picked up a pack of water color pencils and a jar of burnt sienna ink to act as a skin tone. I tried inking a drawing and it didn't come out too well. Does anyone have any helpful tips using the ink?


Here is something I did with the watercolor pencils. It's also my latest Illustration Friday entry!


Two trees in an otherwise vacant field...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008










This could be the greatest day in the history of the country. By this time next year we will see if this country is back on track. Tonight we celebrate!

Monday, September 22, 2008

R.I.P. Abby

R.I.P. Abby





March 6, 2004 -- September 22, 2008





























Friday, September 19, 2008

IF Clique


I drew this one a while ago. I work at an elementary afterschool program and I saw this scene quickly sketched it out and finished it before I went home that night(there was no dog present). I always thought it was missing something... I splashed some color on it for IF, although that is probably one of the few times I've ever done that. I really want to take that schoolism digital painting class so that I can do it with skill...someday!


Monday is my birthday!

Friday, August 29, 2008

IF: Memories


Be sure to check out my other stuff and tell me what you think! Comments and crits are always helpful!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lost love

IF Canned


Time to eat!

Check out my other stuff, comments and crit are always helpful!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Works in progress


This is an illustration for a children's book I'm working on.. Cute Puppy is sad they won't let him play!

Here is the photoshopped version



Cute puppy sitting watching the other kids play

She always loved frogs!

IF - Enough


Benny had enough of the sour milk!


Don't forget to check out some of my other stuff and let me know what you think!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another illustration


This was my second idea for the Illustration Friday topic, Fierce..

Illustration Friday: Fierce


Cute on the outside!