Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I was asked to sketch out a few entomologists some time ago for a friend who works for the USDA. They wanted an Indiana Jones type to demonstrate a new bug catching device for African scientists. I gave them some options, but I think the action bugs are probably my favorite. Well, I like the fly swatter guy too.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
It's been more of a paint month than a pencil month, so tho it's time to post something new, I had to comb the sketchbooks looking for a post-worthy image not related to what I'm working on. Years ago I made a sculpture of a little princess holding out her hand, ready for a fat bird to be perched on her finger. I never got around to sculpting the bird, so she's spent the last decade waiting. If this drawing is any indication and the princesses are related, then this bird has been a long time coming.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I'm slowly coating myself in paint out here as I plod ahead on a future release. In the mean time, here's a sketch I produced about a month ago but didn't get to scan. I love it when a scribble surprises me. I'm not sure if our reluctant hero is giving a gift or receiving it, but he's definitely nervous about the whole affair. I read a short story as a child about a creature who desires a better voice, so he goes to a blacksmith for a new one to be forged. That's probably what's in the box.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
At the library, I ran across a copy of the HMS Penafore using a photo of a teddy bear as its cover. Why? I suspect it involved some conceptual thinking one step too far removed. BUT, it inspired a fun image of my own.
This is the second in my short series of formal animal portraits. All three paintings have been earmarked to be sent in different directions, and tho the three may never meet again, somehow it sparks my imagination to picture the disparate futures they'll observe. And who hasn't fantasized about their own twin, separated at birth? Maybe it's my gift to over-conceptualization, but I'm secretly hoping for some soap opera-worthy reunions of framed silence.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Available now for pre-order! This is a pop up book I've illustrated in collaboration with paper engineer and author Ray Marshall for Chronicle books. Pick up a copy and tell your friends. Released in April! I'll write more on it closer to the release date.
I feel like I'm doing a cheesy ebay pitch--l@@k! Rare! :P I just need chasing lights and a comp-canned music box melody mix of 'Misty'. Honestly, it's a nice book. Watch for it.