29 July 2010

Coming Soon!

These dudes will be movin'!

20 July 2010

Northanger Finish

A blend of line work and tonal painting. The scan I made is more on the poor side, but working mono-chromatically always makes me happy! If only I can reduce the glare on the flatbed scanner. Oh well, another battle for another day.

18 July 2010

Ask The Alchemist

Finished up the painting of the alchemist. I kept alot of the linework underneath, just to try something a bit different with my mixed media.

And let's all take a second to remember, it was these talented alchemists that gave us the invention of those fine hoppy carbonated beverages I like to call mothers milk. The rest of you call it BEER.

15 July 2010

Oh Non!

Here's my submission for the eyewitness report of the battle with the toad vs the science fair robot! Mac Burnett and Dan Santat teamed up on this amazing picture book entitled, Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed The World), and now have asked other illustrators to create their eyewitness report of the scene.

For mine... I saw it was a rebirth of a nation... one without evil robots and corrupt minded dogs! Give us freedom! Ok, looking at Delacroix kind of helped, too.

I can't wait to see what others came up with! They will be at Gallery Nucleus in August. Click here to find out more.

Eye Witness Reports!
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
August 14, 2010 - August 17, 2010
Opening Aug 14, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

12 July 2010

Winter In July

Something funny happens in the studio every summer. The season teasin' game begins. I typically receive work that is for winter publication... which obviously involves... WINTER SCENES. Now, this is fine and good, with it being my favorite of all seasons, but it's just plain mean to have me painting cute woodland creatures frolicking in wonderful cold snow when the daily temperature of the studio is between 95 and 105 degrees! Thank my lucky snowflakes the new apartment has a very capable A/C unit. Curses to National Grid Electric for now owning my payment for these projects.

And here's one of my favorite snow critters:

Hahaha, you mean WONDERLAND! Gets me everytime.

08 July 2010

Nate Fludd, Broceliande Style

The timing of working on Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist 4 was impeccable. I was able to re-read the manuscript while flying to France, and not to spoil the story before it's released... but I was mere miles from where R.L. LaFevers set the story.

Ms. LaFevers has set a fire in me with Nathaniel's adventures. Because of her throughout description of the lands and cultures, I now HAVE to visit all of these places. She describes them so alluringly! As I finish up book four, I am drooling to find out what happens next!

Info about previous Nathaniel Fludd books can be found here and here.

And without further ado... a cover teaser!