Illustration Blog

Welcome to my illustration, sketch and digital painting blog.

This is a separate blog from the main feed where I can have some fun and play around. Most of the work here will probably be more concept vs finish work but if you are interested in seeing some of my work or process this is the section for you.

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Character Test

Character Test

Affinity Designer is such an amazing tool. This character was created as a test to learn some of the basic tools. I didn’t really have a plan on what I was going to make and the results here are a little on the weird side, but I like it.

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angry cabbage

Angry Cabbage

No one likes to smell like cabbage, not even a cabbage.  I wish I have some clever backstory for this one, but I think this ornery little guy speaks for himself.

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Cat has a bad hair day

Crazy Hair Day

This illustration was originally created for a YouTube demo to demonstrate an issue I was having creating variable line widths. I originally created this with without his crazy hair but my son suggested that I turn him into a lion who was having a crazy hair day. I liked the idea but instead of creating …

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Franky hits hard times illustration

Hard Times In Monster Town

This dark cartoon is one of my favorites old illustrations.  October 2009 (the height of the great recession) was a scary time.  People all over the country were losing their jobs in mass and so many people I knew personally were facing uncertain times.  Once prosperous middle-class families seemed to be descending into poverty. Since Halloween was on the horizon …

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Sketch 001

So this Christmas Santa was nice enough to surprise me with a shiny new Intuos Pen and Touch drawing tablet. I switched over to the Mac last year but unfortunately my ancient Intuos 2 was the only hardware that wouldn’t work on the new computer. To be honest I hadn’t done any digital sketching or painting in years …