Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More sketchbook people...


Faces Magazine

Here is an image I did for the October issue of Faces Magazine:


Saturday, October 04, 2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Appleseeds Magazine

October already?! ...Here is the October cover I did for Appleseeds magazine. Art direction by the lovely Joshua Banks.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Dig Magazine

Here is an illustration I did for the October issue of Dig magazine...this was pretty much me in science class back in the day...


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reading Penguins!

Here are some reading penguins for Banned Book week...


Monday, September 08, 2014

Fall


Fall is just around the corner...here is a promotional postcard I created for a mailing that my agents are sending out.  :-) It was always one of the best times of the year as a kid.




Thursday, September 04, 2014

Skyscrapers

Appleseeds Magazine asked me to be their featured artist for this year so I will be doing around 9 covers for them.  I have been having a great time so far.  I am currently working on the third one.  This is the first I did below.  This issue is on skyscrapers:



I also worked on an interior illustration for this issue.  I illustrated a poem called Skyscraper Shapers:




Monday, August 11, 2014

Cricket Media Illustrations

July/Aug Issue of Appleseeds:

 July/Aug Issue of Odyssey

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Beatlemania

I grew up on the Beatles because they are my Dad's favorite band so I was so excited to get this assignment.   I was asked for a picture of the Beatles coming off the plane to America the first time.  I gave that sketch but I also gave them another one and not so secretly hoped they would like it better.  I have always found the pictures of Beatles fans to be amusing/fascinating and thought it would be really fun to draw all of the faces.  Turns out they did like my second sketch because they had me do both!

Here is what I came up with...my face kind of hurt at the end of the first one because I often catch myself making the face that I am drawing and there are a lot of crazy faces in there...Thanks for the awesome assignment Joshua Banks!
Digital Cover:

Print Cover:

Interior Illustrations:


Sketches:








Sunday, May 25, 2014

St. Louis Magazine

Here is a recent illustration I did for St. Louis Magazine. This was a fun one to work on!


Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Nautical Postcard

Happy May! This is a promotional piece for a postcard I did for my agents.  The theme for this mailing is "nautical".  I did this a few months ago so I was in my NYC apt wishing I was at the beach...







Friday, April 25, 2014

Appleseed Magazine - Medusa

The May/June issue of Appleseed Magazine is all about snakes.  I illustrated an article on how snakes are perceived in different cultures throughout history.   This was such a fun assignment to work on.  I learned a few things and what artist wouldn't want to draw Medusa?



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: