Thursday, June 30, 2011

Schools out

Please forgive the absence, I've been out welcoming a new little boy to the fam. He's a little shy, doesn't talk much and sleeps a lot.

This is a cover I did for the Friend magazine. I've had bad experiences in the past trying to pull off complicated multi figure scenes and was worried enough to try a different simpler style for this, more dependent on the drawing and less rendered. I would say some of the figures are too rushed and the style had tricky problem of looking unfinished. There are things I like about it though and I think it will be a style I will probably play with in the future.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Just a digital painting, I had to redo the background several times to find a scheme I liked.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mucha kick

I have been on a huge Mucha kick for a while now, thanks to Valentino who got me my latest fix with maybe the best book I've ever owned. Alphonse Mucha is available for $40 on amazon and has a whole section on the amazing Slav Epic including some gorgeous close ups. I highly recommend it obviously.

This is a drawing done from one of Mucha's photographs as is the drapery post.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


A recent illustration for the New Era magazine. I got a lot of freedom with it which was cool. I am pretty happy with the concept and the composition, but the rendering isn't all the way there, I probably should have had a better plan going into it but alas.

Also big thanks to Kevin Keele who helped with the ribbon drawing which is why the hair looks so good.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

fig. 48

I've been away from the figure drawing for a bit but this was done a couple months back. If you put your hand over the head I love it, with it it is just okay. The body has a nice clean simpleness that I like but the head I think it got overworked and generally does not feel right.

I committed to posting a step by step but haven't been able to get one together yet it will happen eventually though. Sorry.

Thursday, June 02, 2011