Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gray Paper Sketches

I've been back at it with the gray paper lately. I've been trying out a white colored pencil for the lights instead of the white conte that I had been using. I like that I don't have to worry about it smearing and that I can sharpen it to a nice point more easily, even though it's not quite a bright as the conte.

For anyone looking for gray paper sketchbooks, as far as I know no one is making them right now. Mine is a thick stack of gray cardstock from Staples that I got wire bound at the Staples print and copy center.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Siren and The Council

Two more new illustrations! The first will sing your flesh away so that she may eat your bones and the second is a proud tribe of great blue and gold predatory birds. Both are oil on board, about 14 x 18 inches.

(Click to enlarge!)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Salsa Dancer

Kind of reminds me of a vintage produce label. I like that.

Oil, 16 x 20 inches
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pretty Ladies

Sketches from the coffee shop.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stormy Weather and Great Balls of Fire

Two more new illustrations. An amphibiously traveling tortoise character leads some humans to shelter, and a mysterious shape shifting fire creature makes a rare appearance. Click to enlarge, as usual.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


An experiment in the style of J.C. Leyendecker. One of my favorite artists for inspiration.

Oil, 14 x 18 inches