Thursday, December 11, 2008


This is a pet portrait I finished a few weeks ago. Its done in colored pencil on charcoal paper. I am working on some more portraits and I am going to try a new technique for them, I will post that experiment when I finish it up, it should be fun.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This is my piece for Styles and concepts, the assignment was politics 08. It's done with oil and colored pencil and I went in with photoshop and added some textures to make McCain's Robo suit look old and messed up. I'd love to hear what anyone has to say about it. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

Weekly Caricature number 1

So I actually got a caricature done this week, thanks to Dave for his nagging. This is Benicio Del Toro, he has those squinty eyes that made it easy to get the likeness. This is the first week of the caricature a week, I think next week I will try and do a more finished one instead of just a little sketch. Again, will see how that goes, this is the busy time of year. Enjoy.

Friday, October 24, 2008


So I had some fun drawing a couple quick caricatures last night in the sketchbook. The one of Tom Cruise may look a little bit too much like he is drunk, but I like the way the Bill murray one came out. I decided I may want to try and do at least one caricature in my sketchbook every week. I have tried things like this before, but this time I will try for real. We will see how that goes. Enjoy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Merry dress up your pet day

For humorous illustration we had to make three greeting cards, this is the one I liked. Its for a very important holiday, national dress up your pet day (January 14th if you want to mark your calenders.) It's done in colored pencil.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hauoli Bar & Swill

I did this logo design for my Electronic Illustration class last year. It was done in Illustrator, and I dont have any work up yet of stuff done in that program, so heres something fun. I had fun trying to get a look of realism while still keeping it fairly flat. I also created the text myself, Its not a stock font, and Hauoli means Happy I believe in Hawaiian, Im not positive but thats what I was going for.

Friday, September 19, 2008


With all the time off I've had with school closed I have had some time to mess around with some photoshop work. This is my first real attempt at an animal, and using some textured brushes and stuff. I really like how easily you can get a fur texture with certain brushes. I want to do a few pieces in this style, let me know what you think. thanks.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obama is done.

I finished up the Obama caricature, it was my first attempt at the c f payne technique. One picture is the full view, the other is a detail where you can see the tie and shirt and the little american flag pin a bit closer, which were my favorite part of it I think

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pet Portrait

I have been working on a pet portrait for a while now, I still have some more work that i want to do in the dark areas, and some highlights in the whiskers, but its almost done now. It is done in colored pencil on charcoal paper.

Monday, September 8, 2008


The first assignment in humorous illustration this year is a caricature. So this is my Obama, its my color comp for the final piece which Im thinking about doing with an oil wash then colored pencil and paint and stuff. This is definintly my favorite assignment of the year so far and Ill post the final result when its finished. Also I did a couple other caricatures of different people before I decided on this on, so I may post those too, although I didn't think they were that great. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stuff going to a good cause

I have had this drawing of a kitty for awhile now, and its finally going to a good cause. Every year the Wayne County Humane Society has an auction at the Quality Inn in Newark with all the proceeds going right to the shelter. My friend Andi was nice enough to get the framing done for this picture so that it is ready for the auction, which isnt until February 7th, but we were both excited to see how it looked framed so we didnt wait. It was done in colored Pencil. The other item I made was the cutting board and spoon that I finished just in time before I had to leave for school. It has some really nice quality wood in it, the close up shows the unique grain patterns well. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Its Finally Done.

My main project for this summer is finally finished, a tack trunk for my friend to hold her horse and riding equipment. I started with a design that i came up with after looking at a bunch of other peoples tack trunks at her barn. It changed a little through out the process of making it, but the main idea stayed the same. Some of my favorite parts are the accents on the edges of the box, and the box on the inside. Its removable and slides back and forth on a little ledge. The quality of the pictures isnt that great but its the best that I could do. This whole project was really fun to make and what i think would look nice for next summers project is a vignette of her jumping with her horse on the top or front. But that wont be for awhile

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Maddies Room!

I finished painting a piece on My friends little sisters wall in her room. She wanted graffiti so I drew something up for her and got right to work on it. Here is one picture of what it looked like when I finished just the design, and one with the new color that will be in the rest of the room. The rest of the room hasnt been finished yet, but here thinking checker bursts with the same bright colors as the piece. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I finally got some pictures of one of my favorite assignments from my freshmen year. We had to pick an animal then do a piece of it in several different styles. The ones I did starting from the top was a realistic pencil rendering, then one done with only letters for shapes, then a stylized design one, and then a palette knife painting. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Adirondack Trip

I just got back from a weekend backpacking trip in the Adirondacks. We only got to climb one mountain though, because the second day it was pouring rain for the entire day. Luckily the weather opened up for a little the first day and I got to do a quick sketch from the top of mount Seymore, of the other mountain we were planning on doing that weekend, mount Sewerd. 

It was done with an ebony pencil and a white pastel pencil.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Caricature Sketch

I did this caricature sketch of Howard Stern in my sketch book.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Still Life

A still life did with a shell I found in Florida and these little glass bead things, it was the first piece Ive done this summer.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Another robot

I did another robot today, this one found an egg in a cave.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I did a quick little piece of a robot wishing he could go on vacation
like all the other robots today. I think I may do a few of these 
monochromatic fun little robots. Digital.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pet Portraits

These are some of my pet portraits I did, the first one is of my friends cat, and the second one is of my kitty, Logan. On these I made the frames as well as the drawings, which were done in colored pencil.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Caricature and Portrait

 Watercolor and colored pencil
- Humphrey 8 1/2" x 11" , Pen

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Playing cards

These were playing
cards for my electronic 
Illustration class. I did 
charicatures of musicians 
that fit the face cards. 
For the project I just 
did the queen and king 
but I am thinking about 
doing more. I also want 
to add their signatures 
somewhere on them so 
its easier to tell who 
they are.
- Queen  card, Freddy Mercury
-King card, B B King