Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pet portraits

Pet portraits are one of my very favorite things to do. These are two nearly complete pieces I did recently.

Birch Tree Painting

It's been a while since I worked on a traditional painting. This was a gift for a family member. Let's hope they liked it!

Catching up on posts...

Quick dump of winter art I did.

I love mini paintings. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Superhero - Portrait

Last night I felt inspired to do a superhero portrait. I did a quick online giveaway and here is what I got submitted.

A blogger that goes by Homelesswerewolf in Tumblr submitted this "superhero pose".

So I created this:

I started with a really basic shape outline using an overlay. Then dropped in some simple colors, some details, and a backdrop.
It was a lot of fun to work on. 
Perhaps I shall do more!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Santa Design

Every year I also do a Santa design. One of my favorites in the past was modeled after Richard Armitage. But this one is a bit more traditional. Still, it was fun to do.

Size: 7"x7"
Watercolor and Ink

Holiday Mini-Paintings!

Around every holiday I do these mini 3x3 paintings as a way to brush up on my painting skills without the big commitment of a major design. I've seen some artists do trading cards in this same style. These just happen to work well for me.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Art Postcards

Each year I try to send out a new art postcard. It's intended as a simple thank you to the people who support my art and encourage my creativity. Hopefully you're reading this post because you recently received one. I'm always trying to expand the list of people who get them.

It's a simple gesture. Usually with a simple note.
Sometimes in my messy handwriting.
But it's really just a big thank you to all of you amazing people out there!

Ps: If you don't know me from this blog, you may know my work from my Etsy page:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

T- Shirt Design

It's very exciting to report that the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA is officially using my design for their Clouded Leopard shirts.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pokemon Art

Phanpy (Japanese: ゴマゾウ Gomazou) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

Here are my Pokémon variants / crossbreeds. Using Phanpy as the base I mixed up a few of my favorites, a few suggested, and a couple of fun ones.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Avengers Fan Art

Some Avengers fan art from tonight. I wanted to do a speed painting using some new brushes I have. And really, who doesn’t love Captain America…that is rhetorical. We all love him. Or at least, we love the actor that plays him. Either way, it’s a win.
One very loose / stylized speed painting of Tony Stark. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wizard of Oz - Mini-paintings

I listed a set of new mini-paintings today. This time the theme was Wizard of Oz characters. 
Check them out here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Speed Sketching

Last night I did a series of speed sketches based on prompts from readers on one of my sketch websites. Here are the results. The ideas ranged from spaceships to pandas. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Great News

The book I illustrated, The Dog Coffee Book  is now available on both the Kindle market and the Google Play Book market. Please check it out, leave a review, or suggest it to a friend! Any support would be eagerly welcomed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ori Holiday

I made a little holiday dwarf today. Ori was one of my favorites from the Hobbit / Lotr movies. Or as a friend calls him…”the hippie meek one”. Yes, that one. 
I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying something wonderful this season. Hopefully snow. Maybe some gifts. Definitely time with loved ones and close friends. Possibly an adventure or two.
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall Painting

Finished Work 
Work done in PS    /   Total work time: 3 hours (on and off) 
I didn't work from a reference as I should have, and I didn't plan layers as well as I could have. But, I feel pretty happy with how it turned out. It has a few rough edges that I might soften later but all in all, I like the feel. I really love the look and feel of old tarot cards and similar illustrations so I tried to channel some of that here.