Digital illustration of a few samples of north american wildlife created for Red Wolf Sanctuary. This art will be produced as wine labels for bottles of wine which will be sold and the proceeds used to benefit the sanctuary. This has been one of my favorite projects to work on. I appreciate the work the sanctuary does to preserve and protect our North American wildlife.
This is a regular illustration job that I took on while employed as the art director for Humpty Dumpty magazine. It features a group of reader-submitted jokes that I then illustrated. This style is pretty specific to the department. The witch is my favorite here. I enjoyed working on her gnarly toes! Do you have a favorite?
An illustration I created for Jack and Jill magazine for their “Pen in Hand” department while I worked as their art director. This was a reader-submitted story that we illustrated and published in the November/December 2013 issue.
One of the requirements was to incorporate some kind of activity into the illustration. For this one, we asked that the reader find the six hidden hockey stick shapes within the illustration. Can you find them?
We finally got Kash the kangaroo fleshed out and finalized. This is the mascot for a local bank who wanted to use Kash on their promotional and marketing materials. This is a good demonstration of character consistency and action poses for character development and illustration.
This is one of those projects that I had to crank out in two days. This is a new department for Humpty Dumpty Magazine. It’s a long story, but it was a last-minute idea from the editors just before the magazines went to print. I guess this is one of those times when it pays to have an illustrator on staff!
I’ve posted a couple of the rough sketches as well as the final art.
I am happy to announce that I have recently been hired as Assistant Art Director for U.S. Kids magazines. I’ve been working in this position for just over a month (which is responsible for my recent lack of blog posts), but I’m loving the job so far!
I’m working with a great team of creative people, both writers and artists—people who aren’t afraid to learn from one another, collaborate, and share ideas. Not only that, but I’ve been allowed a flexible schedule,and will be able to work from home three days a week. I’ve already been heavily involved in the design work and have dabbled in the writing and illustration side as well. What a find!