Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Red-legged Seriema

The Red-legged Seriema or Crested Cariama (Cariama cristata) is a species of bird found from Brazil south of the Amazon to Uruguay and northern Argentina. (source)

This piece is actually a gift. It was done with watercolor on lightly primed canvas. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Forgotten Halloween Post

Character Art

Just a quick art dump of work done for a pre-commission sketch. 

Winter Birds - A long standing favorite

Drawing holiday birds has been a long standing favorite of mine. I just love them. This is the second year I've done them. Soon each of these will be turned into painting and sold as tiny art cards.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A slew of new work that hasn't been uploaded yet...

This rhino is a piece I did for a group called Drinking for Conservation. It get's put on a vodka bottle from a local distillery. 

This design was a commissioned portrait. A ton of fun to work on. It's a little outside the normal style request I get which made it really great to work on. 

And because I always love to post some hand sketched work, here are some Overwatch fanart sketches of Zenyatta. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Voltron - Fanart

Working on some Voltron FanArt.

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.