Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I created this picture for my agents St. Patrick's Day email blast.



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cobblestone Magazine

Here are some of the illustrations I did for the February issue of Cobblestone Magazine...





Monday, December 16, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Three Brothers

For the October issue of Faces Magazine I illustrated a German folktale called The Three Brothers.




Friday, October 04, 2013

Letter From Birmingham Jail

The October issue of Appleseed Magazine is about Birmingham Alabama in 1963.  I illustrated an article about MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail.










Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back to School Surprise

My agent, Christina Tugeau asked some of her artists to create an illustration based on the theme "Back to school with a surprise" for a September promotional mailing.  My surprise is that the new kid in class is a bear...it was fun drawing the reaction of the kids.  

Front:

Back:



Saturday, September 07, 2013

The Music of the Spheres

The illustration that I did for Odyssey magazine in September was about fractions and music.  It is a little different from assignments that I usually get so it was interesting to work on.  

My sister said she was impressed that I didn't add faces to the music notes since I painted so many singing faces for the month of September...I must say it was very difficult holding back.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Movement's Soul

It is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech so I thought it was a good day to post this assignment.

The theme of the September issue of Cobblestone is also music. I got to illustrate an article about how singing helped to unite people during the civil rights movement in the 50's and 60's. 

Here is the first illustration. I had a lot of fun working on this one.




Here Is the second illustration which was a bunch of portraits of musicians and MLK of course.




The third illustration was for a separate article about the children who marched in Birmingham in 1963.



Monday, August 26, 2013

Hatito!

Hatito! The September issue of Dig Magazine is about music. I illustrated this article about how Native Americans use song to help teach their children their native language.



Here is sketch I did for the assignment:


Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Appleseed Magazine - The Great Barrier Reef

The July/August issue of Appleseed magazine is about the Great Barrier Reef.  I did a couple of illustrations for the issue.  The art director asked me to reuse part of one of the illustrations I have done in the past for one of their other magazines.  No problem! ;-)






Monday, July 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reading with Animals

Here are some samples I did recently for my children's book illustration portfolio.






Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  This one is for my Grandma!  ;-)


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sketches

Lots of train rides lately...here are some train doodles and one graduation crowd (congrats Ino!).





Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day!

The shirt used to say #1 Dad but when my father saw it he said "Hey that guy is wearing my shirt!"...he was right so I had to make an adjustment. 


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bears for fun

I have been working on different styles for Children's Books.  Here are some bears that I drew recently.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Faces Magazine

The May/June Issue of Faces magazine is about Nigeria.  Here are some of the illustrations I did for it.  You can buy a copy here.



Illustrations

I am having a lot of fun working on assignments for Carus Publishing.  Here is some of the work that I did so far this year.