New Fantasy Artwork, and Updated Portfolio Page

The portfolio page has been updated with several new wildlife pieces, so go check it out if you like. The new entries include birds, turtles, and a few big cats. In the meantime, I have completed some fantasy pieces recently, which I still do on occasion. These are mostly done in graphite pencil, since I…

Current Exhibit & New Pieces

I recently had several of my pieces put on display at a local library in my area. The beginning of July was when I dropped them off to be hung, and the exhibit ends at the end of August. I’m putting more effort into having my work displayed locally when I can. I’ve frequented this…

3rd Friday in Safety Harbor

Last month, I attended the 3rd Friday event after a friend hooked me into it. I took my canvas acrylic paintings that I’d done some time back last year, and set up a single table, no tent or anything fancy. I went into it expecting the same outcome of my past experiences of nothing selling.…

Commissions I’ve Done

I’d like to share a few commissions I’ve done in the past and recent, as well as some background on them. When I first started doing professional art commissions in 2008, most of the jobs came through online contacts. Then, as word of mouth traveled, I began getting a few local jobs here and there.…

New Projects

After having taken a break from colored pencil illustrations (or having a block that lasted months), I’m getting back into the swing of being artistic. Taking plenty of photos of local wildlife and places has helped me build a set of ideas to work from. Starting a piece on 14″ x 17″ bristol board, and…

Some new sketches

I know it’s been a long while since I updated, but I have had a block for months. Here are some new sketches in the meantime. “Water Lady & Turtle” “Zoe” “Steampunk SeaTurtles” “Hairless Bear” “Dax”  

Color Pencil Blending

If you’ve spent any significant time working in color pencil, you will eventually find blending tools such as the Colorless Blender pencil (made by Prismacolor) is invaluable. For smoothing out small details and lessening some of the grainy texture of the color pencils, the colorless blender works wonders and should be bought at least two…

New Works

Here are a few of my newest pieces done in graphite. “Chimera” – More of a creature design thing. A combination of a tiger, dog, and a reptile. I love weird combinations of animals blended into one. “SongBird” – Tried something a little new here, using some different facial expressions. This piece portrays the free…