Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dragon Magic…


Some time ago I started piece for Illustration Friday. The prompt word was “beginner” and I imagined this quirky little dragon at his first magic lesson. I have all sorts of stories in my head about his adventures. I hope someday I can share more of them with you.

This week I’ve been working a lot on my conference mentorship piece with illustrator Michael Austin. The assignment he gave us was to create an image based on the theme, “Launch”. I have really enjoyed working with him so far and feel that he has really made me think of ways to push my concepts even furthur than I am already. Since other illustrators are working on the same assignment I don’t want to post the piece before I go to Atlanta… However, after the conference I look forward to sharing the illustration process as his mentoree.  It’s been a great and I know you will enjoy the result.

Taking a break…

I decided to take a break from the other illustrations I am working on. I had hit a bit of a wall with one and knew that I needed to step away from it for a little bit. Not wanting to lose my momentum I decided to rework a sketch that I did a couple years ago. I hope this one makes you smile like I do when I see it.

Illustration Progress…

I’ve been working on a couple of my unfinished illustrations this week and I hope to wrap them up over the next couple of days.

The dragon sketch I was working on before has evolved quite a bit… and I am really excited about where it is going. Sometimes my illustrations start to develop into story ideas and this one is beginning to build quite a tale in my mind. I had planned to turn at least one of my characters into a series of illustrations to show that I can depict consistent characters throughout text… this just might be the one to start with.


I’ve also laid in a bit more background on the safari piece I was working on previously. However, I hit a wall and had to set it to the side. I need to go back in and add the grasses and texture to finish it out… but I’ve been waiting on a bit of inspiration to strike for that one. Hopefully it will come soon.