Lots of updates here and there to the website! There's now a page where you can easily commission custom caricatures, as well as one on the way with information about hiring me for live events. Lots of other visual tweaks too.
Recently completed commission. Hope you enjoy the caricature of your happy fur family, Amber and Adam!
And scales. Scales too. Fur and scales family? Well, anyway.
I look to the sea...
Such a glowing sense of accomplishment each and every time I manage to make it through drawing another wheelchair! Rough, pencils, finished inks. On to color and rendering...
The February 2016 issue of Khroma, Toledo's newest arts and literature zine, is now available. It features cover art by yours truly, along with 56 pages of high quality creative written and illustrated content in between.
Copies can be purchased online from Khroma's Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/267144131/khroma-february-2016
The new website is here. I've completely overhauled it; first, grandmother-like, stuffing its stomach full of fresh, mouth-watering content until its eyes run and mouth overflows with the juices; and then, butcher-like, raising my shining cleaver high and trimming the fat, the old, the unfit from it.
I hope you will approve of the results. Thanks for visiting.
I should probably be working on the book, but you gotta take time out to draw for *you* every so often, which in this case involves a study of the classic cover illustration for silverstein’s album, Discovering the Waterfront. I’ve always found the painting by Martin Wittfooth compelling, not only in its expressive anatomy and brushwork, but particularly the sorrowful Peter Pan aesthetic that I always read into it. To me, that really encapsulates what emo is all about. Verona lives inside of you.
It’s easy to get tunnel vision on big projects and forget how much bigger they can be than the sum of their parts. Gotta remember to step back once in a while.
After inks, I lay down quick blocks of color in photoshop with only a very vague attention to value or hue, blocking off and separating each section just to make future editing easy. Afterward, I come back with a color palette and plan of attack in mind. “Adjust hue / saturation / lightness” and I are BFFs here.
These flats will likely undergo more editing once I’ve started rendering objects in the image and see how those value adjustments affect the composition, but this is a good starting point.
Li'l bit of work from the big project I’ve been busy with lately. There’s a lot there, but still a long way to go! I’m just taking it real chill, enjoying drawing all the fun animals.
By the way if I could just get paid to draw children startling adults with belches for the rest of my life that would be good okay thx