Wednesday, December 02, 2015


@jeffersonhayman is my favorite photographer on instagram. Stunning portrait work. This is his beautiful daughter @harperthenoodle
I was so glad the drawing turned out as well as I hoped. It's much easier with great reference.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Did this one recently for the Weekly Standard. I love how it turned out( especially with about a day and a half to get it done).

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Art Drop Day

Any of my friends in the northern Utah area keep an eye out for this #ArtDropDay piece I plan on leaving somewhere tomorrow afternoon. Sorry you'll probably have to keep an eye on my Instagram or Twitter to get the clue immediately.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


The latest illustration has a little different style. I've been pushing to let my line work stand out more. I had a feeling the fully rendered style I have been using had a really overworked feeling to it. I think the lines keep it more fresh and overall it is faster. Below you can see a lineup showing the steps to get there. First a rough with pencil and paper, then i move to digital making that really light and tracing over it while adding a rough digital drawing fleshing out much of the detail. Then a second pass again tracing the last but with clean finish lines, then the color work.

Monday, August 10, 2015


I really enjoy drawing in my toned paper sketchbook. Just to have the ability to go in 2 value directions with the pencil gives you a lot more interest.

Monday, August 03, 2015


Thanks very much to the kind comments from the stalwarts still sticking it out in the Blogger world. 

I wanted to work on getting my style a little less overworked. I also wanted to keep the line work. Here is the product, hopefully I can keep developing the look but I was really pleased with the final image, enough that I may further develop the character and story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Peter and the Wolf

Here's my latest illustration. Hope there's still some viewers out there, I still think Blogger is the best of the social media outlets and it saddens me how it's slowed down(from my perspective).
Anywho, here is a digital painting of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale sans orchestra. Posed my little boy again, it feels a little overworked as far as the rendering, I think my next task will probably be spending some time trying to develop a less intensive rendering style.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

little girl

Came across this beautiful little image at

Friday, July 03, 2015


I love my little boy.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


My try at the world of fantasy. I thought I might need a pointy hat to sell him as a wizard. Does feel a bit biblical without but I prefer the composition without so I gave him a sword an pipe to compensate.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Younger boy and the jungle

While my older son is out at sea, the younger is in the deep jungle. Sure it’s dangerous but he’s 2 years old and knows how to handle himself.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Young boy and the sea

My boy, out hunting giant squid.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Edge of the woods

Here's a new one. I focus down on faces and characters so much I wanted to concentrate and develop a fuller environment. Kind of a test to see if I could. Surprisingly, I think it turned out pretty well. There was a time when I couldn't do trees and those types of things because I would try to approach it too literally. The key is painting the idea of the foliage not specific leaves etc.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Funke

Here's the finished painting. I'm trying to develop my style to something polished but still retaining some of the loose crosshatching of my drawings. This worked out here, if you look close you can see a lot of sketching lines.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Got the kids to model for a recent cover for the Friend magazine.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Listening in

I was looking at some beautiful digital paintings and got a hankering to really see how far I could push the rendering. This is the result. I had to include a closeup on the face because I spent so long working in up it would be sad to not be seen.

Friday, March 13, 2015