February 26, 2010


     I decided that it was about time to try to make some new brushes in Photoshop so I did a little sketch to try a few different brushes out. I had a chance to sit down for an hour or two and just play around which resulted in this. I haven't found anything i'm absolutely in love with yet but i've found some interesting brush combination.

February 24, 2010

Portrait Revised

     Upon request i've touched up and revised this portrait I did a while back. Hopefully it's for the better!

February 22, 2010

Gobo Fongo "The Adventurer"

     "I love to find the interesting parts of this crazy world we live in. I love to find awesome new food, I love to see beautiful new places, I love to meet amazing people." - Gobo

The works of God are fair for nought

Unless our eyes, in seeing,

See, hidden in the thing,the thought

That animates its being.
-Theodore Tilton

February 18, 2010

Cook Family Portrait

     For the most part this painting is finished. I will probably let it sit for a few days and see if I see anything that I don't like.  Please comment!

February 15, 2010

Cook Family Portrait (In Progress)

     This is a portrait I'm working on for a family of six. It's not finished obviously but I wanted to post something so that everyone could see what I'm working on. The background is going to be lots of fall colors and leaves. Comments welcome.

February 11, 2010

Tree Nymph

     Yet again another sketch from a while back. I just liked these enough that I thought I should post them.

Tuba Toad

     I found this sketch from a while back. I kinda like it. I need to make sure i'm always sketching!

February 7, 2010

Hornpipes Sketch

      I feel that my posts have been anything but "illustrative" over the last few weeks. This is mostly because I have received quite a few commissions that are fine art related. This is a sketch that I drew while my wife was watching Disney Channel. I think it's kinda fun. I'm hoping to have time to do more illustrations soon.

Hoag Gothic

     Upon request I have done yet another "American Gothic" spin off. I can't take much of the credit on this since I am basing it off of another painting. But it's always fun trying to mimic the style of the original. I didn't have the best photo reference but I tried to do the best I could to maintain the likenesses. Comments welcome!

February 4, 2010

Madeline Revised

Most of what I tried to change involves her legs and shoes. I toned down the dark lines in her legs as children don't have muscular legs. The most obvious change is the shoes/socks. Let me know what you all think.

February 3, 2010


     This is a commissioned portrait of a girl named Madeline when she was younger. It's a combination of about 4 different photos of her that I used for reference. The background is all made up. The cats are mostly based off of reference but I had to make up a little bit to alter the poses. I'm happy with it but, I am more than open to suggestions or comments. This was a lot of fun to paint! Please comment.