Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tree House in Color

Think these turned out pretty well. Really enjoyed the process.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Would like to have spent more time on these tonal studies before I went into color, but deadlines and time did not permit. So here they are. And now I am on to do some color studies.

Tree house Sketches

Here are the sketches that I decided to proceed with. Now on to the tonal drawings! After all of my sketching I decided to go back to one of the early sketches I had done of a little house on a windblown tree hanging over a cliff. I then decided that it would work better as an out house.

Here is the establishing shot.

The medium shot.
And the close up shot.

Tree House WIP

In my concept class we are doing tree house designs. The assignment is to bring to bring 3 shots to finished paintings. An establishing shot, a medium shot, and a close up shot of the tree house. I thought it would be fun to blog my progression. These are a slew of initial thumbnails and sketches I did. If you click on it you can see a larger version I think.

Friday, November 30, 2007


Haven't posting anything since before Thanksgiving. Sheesh! My parents come up to celebrate thanksgiving with Catherine and I. And while they were here I came down with the flu. Good times. I am feeling a little better now and thought I would through up some art. I made this before Thanksgiving. Hope everybody had a good one!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Blue Devil

This mornings contribution to my art blog.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


It has been a long long day. Whooopedy doo!

Monday, October 29, 2007

The dusty old skate board.

This mornings art card.

I decided to ride my old skate board to school today. It has been sitting by the door for the past two month since we unpacked. It is the same skate board that I hardly used back when I was in high school.

I thought for sure that I would fall down skinning my hands, sending the contents of my book bag scattering across the street and sidewalk. But no, it was actually a lot of fun cruising on my old board to class. I am now wanting a long board with some softer wheels. I will now place that long board on my long long with list of things to buy when I have money.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Office Demon - Low Poly - Begger

This is a low-poly game model that I am working on at school. He is a predator animal that lives on a forest planet.

I was really happy with the way the bricks and cement turned out in this little rendering. Probably the best art card I have made so far in my opinion.

I would image that in the underworld there must be some kind of method for keeping track of all those damned souls. George here is a member of a whole army of demons devoted to the task of managing all of Hell’s paperwork. And by the look on his face it appears that he enjoys the office work just as much as all of us do here in the overworld.

Both of these cards were made with marker and Colored Pencil.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


A happy little illustration of a girl with a bun in the oven.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mixed Media?

These were made with Prisma color markers, pencils, ink, and acrylic. I feel as though I should just call it mixed media. But the thing that has always annoyed me about mixed media is that I never know what was used to create it. So how many media defines a mixed media piece? Is is more than one? Or maybe it is when you don't want people to know what you used to make it (like infectious human waste)? I dunno.

Whilst walking down the path Gretta came across a curiosity. In a perfect world where Gretta had a mouth she would have eaten him whole. But since it is not a perfect world, and she does not have a mouth she decided to make the little blob of slime her new best friend and promptly named him Joe.

I am calling this one the Sun Sprite.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Bleebedy bloo!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mr Mohawk

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I have a thing for drawing teeth. Typically large teeth.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Mixed Bag.

Made a drawing this morning of Gordon B Hinckley. He has the the most interesting face ever.

Zorkian Angel.

This is a small painting I did in acrylic of my dog danger. I am calling it finished because I want to move forward with other paintings.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

more teeth, MORE TEETH!

A couple of items I just finished today. The fairy girl is in acrylic. I like drawing people with big teeth. I find much joy in it.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sleeping models

Todays post is a lady I caught sleeping on the max while Catherine and I were riding home from Beaverton a couple weeks ago. I love it when people are snoozing, it makes it so much easier to draw them. Usually you have to look at people from the corner of your eye and hope that they do not confront you. Good times!

Monday, October 01, 2007


First day of school again! That two week break was really really short.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Thought I would drop a few of the new things that I finished today. A Halloween themed pumpkin, a cutsey mermaid and fairy, and a self portrait. All done in colored pencil.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

3 Eyed Goon

Some recent stuff.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


This is Jeremy and his a werecrab. Well, he kind of looks like a mix between a crab and a spider. But that is neither here nor there.

In his human form Jeremy is an anti-social man. He lives along the coastlines of Northern Oregon and Washington earning his wage as a clam digger. he sells his clam harvests to the local restaurants and cafes.

Jeremy chooses only the most deserted beaches to do his clam digging for fear that somebody might stumble upon his little family secret. During every slack tide Jeremy is painfully transformed into a half man, half crab beast and runs wild on the beach. Slack tide usually only lasts a couple of hours and then Jeremy finds himself lying groggily on the beach with little memory of the prior event.

Werecrabs have rarely ever been seen by people. If you ever run into one, you need not fear for your life, they are only about 10 inches tall. The worst that might happen if you get to close is the loss of a toe or two.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Leap of Faith

Well, it has been quite an eventful week. After 2.5 years managing apartments in Beaverton Oregon my wife and I have finally decided to throw in the towel and explore other options. It is quite an exciting time, after finishing the second half of our two weeks notice we will be moving downtown where Catherine will be working part time and I will be pursuing art full time. I am very excited and optimistic about it all.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Thought I would toss up a few art cards today. Been working on a 3d version of the red devil guy that should be all finished up tonight. I will post him on the bog when the time is right.

little illustration

Thought I would post something other than art cards. Made this for an illustration class a couple terms ago. The topic was the crucible. After showing several ideas to the class this is the one that they all voted on. I should have some more goodness to post soon.

Some old stuff

Thought I would post some old stuff from my days studying graphic design at PSU. At the time I thought this was pretty hot stuff, now I look at it and cringe. It is funny how that is. This first one is a reproduction of a Botticielli painting that a recreated using illustrator and photoshop. The other three were for the same class and was done in illustrator. The subject is an apartment community that I managed a few years ago. Good times.