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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jinxy's Retro Lounge

I just finished this Cover Illustration for the Facebook group, Jinxy's Retro Lounge.
Gouache on illustration board with digital text.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

First Year Hufflepuff

Remember this guy? I posted a sketch of him quite a while ago . Well, he's all painted now. By an overwhelming majority vote on Instagram, he was sorted into Hufflepuff House.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"We've come for your daughter, Chuck"

I painted this for a Tim Burton Tribute Art Show back in October. 7x15in Gouache on Illustration Board. The original ($300) and one print ($35) are still available. Please contact me through the contact link on the right if interested.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's from Sirius!

Wow- It's been so long! I'm ashamed to say that I've ignored my blog for over a year. I'll admit the simplicity of just snapping a picture for Instagram rather than scanning it at my computer is primarily the reason I've been so negligent. But with the upcoming new year I resolve to do better. I'd like to start with sharing this small painting I did for my daughter, a huge Harry Potter fan (ok, so are we, her parents). In fact, I've been away from blogging for so long that apparently I didn't even share the initial sketch, which I only decided to paint several months later. I did the sketch in about 15 minutes, with a light grey Prismacolor Marker for the rough drawing and a Pentel brush pen for the black lines. A few months later, as her birthday approached, I thought I decided to flesh it out into a full painting. As you can see it's basically the same but with many subtle changes. Check out the video below to see how I refined the sketch in Photoshop before painting.
 If you compare the two versions, you can see some subtle differences. I refined the likeness a lot, and improved on the pose, hand positions, etc...

Here's the final painting. If you'd like to see a quick progression, showing the Photoshop refinements to the sketch, here's a short progression video.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

23 Days of Halloween: Day 17- Baby Pea Pod

I don't think any baby I've personally known has really enjoyed being in their Halloween costume.