Botanical Paintings

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been finding myself wanting to work with traditional media more and more lately. I have a nice, sunny room upstairs where I’ve set up some sketchbooks and inks, and I tend to doodle there while I drink my morning coffee. I don’t really plan anything, I just sit down and paint whatever seems fun […]

Reading Bears Postcard

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

New promo postcard illustration! Still have to draw/design the back, then I’ll be ordering a big stack of these to send around. I have a part-time job as a children’s art teacher. One of the things I do at that job is create sample images for our various assignments. So basically I do a drawing that […]

Hole

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I made a comic! I love making comics, but I only ever make them when I have a flash-of-inspiration style idea, one that comes all at once. That’s pretty rare for me. I haven’t figured out a process that lets me get through “working out” an idea that’s not fully formed with comics, like I […]

Collaboration with The Furrow

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Art is the best job. I mean, it’s always great. But sometimes, you get an opportunity that’s just so ridiculously cool, it’s hard to believe it’s part of your actual job! That’s what this project felt like. The Furrow, a very cool animation studio in Kentucky, invited me to be part of their collaborative animation demo reel. […]

Wintergrass

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Behind my parents’ house in Wisconsin is a huge empty grassy space we just called “the field.” My siblings and I spent a ton of our childhood wandering around in “the fields,” full of tall grass and shrubs and locusts and moths and turtles and one time, an abandoned washing machine. Later, the city added […]

Sci-Fi Valentines Printables!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day! I had so much fun doing my silly Fantasy Valentines last year for the Sunshine Syndicate – I knew I had to do a part two this year! I wanted to switch it up and go with some new tropes, so this year I did Silly Sci-Fi Valentines. Truth be told I’m […]

Lily Pond

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Puttering around with more plants and landscapes! Although there’s still fall inspiration all around me, I thought it would be good to try something different. I thought back to an afternoon I spent wandering around Caroll Creek in Frederick, Maryland – they’ve filled the waterway with all these beautiful and alien-looking aquatic plants. I found […]

Fog, Fall, and Trees

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Blog | One Comment

Another in my landscape vignette series. This one is inspired by a particularly foggy morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was so foggy, when we stopped at overlooks we couldn’t see the ground at all! It was like a dream. Here’s a photo I took that morning and used as reference/inspiration:   Also, as […]

Skyline Drive Vignette

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

It’s been a very busy few months (spent 5 months on a colossal illustration gig, got married, you know) but things have finally settled down for a bit. I’m so happy to be turning my head back towards personal work for a little while- I’ve been itching to get back to those little landscape vignettes […]

Broken Age Tribute

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

A little drawing of the Space Weaver / Bossa Nostra crew as a tribute to one of my favorite-ever games in terms of art direction, Broken Age! The whole game is one giant “oh man I wish I was this genius” fest for me. I made this as a submission to the Gallery Nucleus Broken […]