Wednesday, November 16, 2011



This was a demon I just finished tonight. It was really good for me to work on this. Got some questions bouncing around in my head which I'm going to solve. 

Total time was about 15 hours in Photoshop.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Capybara Skull Still Life

A skull of a Capybara, the world's largest rodent. I loved working on this still life. Got a lot answered and even more questions to figure out.

Overall time to complete was a little under 7 hours and done in Photoshop.

Sunday, September 25, 2011



This was a commissioned piece. Took me a couple tries to get it right, but in the end the client was happy.
Total completion time was around 7 hours.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Black Dragon

This dragon was commissioned from the same client as the elf. I'm thinking on working out scale designs. Seems to be somewhat haphazard....I'll work on it.

Total time was about 6 hours to complete.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wood Elf

The latest Fantasy Portrait which I completed last night. Lots and LOTS more to come!!

This on took around 4 in a half hours to complete.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This was character/creature portrait commission I just completed. Total time was around 3 hours. Pretty fun and the story to this character is pretty interesting as well.

More to come....

Friday, September 9, 2011

Another Study

This was a three hour value study I worked on in my Digital Drawing class. Working in Corel Painter again using the Charcoal Brush.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Digital Painting In class still life

This was the in class assignmen for my Digital Drawing from Observation class today. About 2 hours total went into this. Used Corel and I was playing around with the different brushes. I miss that program. More to come from this class!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Hahahaha! This was SOOO fun. I did this for my friend, V. We were just painting late in the night (or early morning) and she gave me a 20 min challenge......which turned into this 1 hour painting. lol

I need to work on keeping in the time frame!!! lol


Quick 3 hour painting of a chick. It was really nice painting in B&W again, but while doing it, all I wanted was to bring some skin tones!!!! My mind has been corrupted by color....AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Bite Club"

Yet another commissioned illustration. Total time spent was 'round 8 1/2 hours.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Here's another illustrative portrait I just finished. It took 8 hours surprisingly. I need to speed up on these. lol

But's a rat scientist....get it? get it?......

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Watching the Fishies

This was an interesting piece I was commissioned for. I personally never have drawn a dragon with hair before but I hope this came out alright. More to come. (next one might be weirder)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Step by Step Process

This is a rough process of my newest work. I'm still learning myself, so this is changing as I learn. :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Raptor Portrait

This is another image I worked on. Total was an even 7 hours. I need to speed up on these, personally speaking. So much to do!!! Gotta go!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Morning Munchies

This is another illustrative portrait I worked on for a client of mine. I have so many more to go!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Zombie Dog!!!!!

This was a fun image to work on. My first zombie!!! I like 'em! lol

I wanted to go a little more on the gory side but I decided it might go against the image so I kept with the creepy feeling. Total completion time was 5 hours.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wolf-man portrait

Another portrait. This one of a Wolf-man. Still playing around with lighting, really want to get down the correct color in the different lighting scenarios. MEH! Um...about 5 hours for this piece.

MORE TO COME................

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Electric Feline

Here's another one!!! I liked working out the lightning effects on this piece. I had to stop myself from noodling the details. Total hours; 8.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lizard-Man Portrait

Another portrait I worked on. I've many of these to do and a long way to go. Will be posting a lot more. So far I can see a sense a difference in my understanding of color and it's not halting me from my creativity as much as it was. Yay for progress.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gone with the Apes!!!

Okay, this was a fun one. A client of mine wanted a poster for his wife anniversary present. This is combining two movies, "Gone with the Wind" and "Planet of the Apes". I personally thought this was a complicated piece and it did push me a bit. Overall, I like the end result, considering all of the elements in the image.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Another portrait I worked on for a friend of mine. Total completion time was around 10 hours. I used so much reference for this and I still think I could have done better. Haha still working on lighting and color.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tiger-man Portrait - Kathmandu

This was the portrait that got me out of my art block. Turns out listening to the violin helps you draw angry felines. Haha I tried focusing on lighting and color in this one then got a bit carried away with some facial detail, but I don't think it's harming the piece. Took about 6 hours to complete this piece I believe.

Dragon Portrait - Izixs

Another dragon to add to my list of portraits. This one I was struggling with the lighting and for the life of me could not think of a dynamic pose. Got a little artist block on this one as well, but who cares, right? lol Overall time spent was about 6 hours.

Mermaid Portrait - Sandcastler

Another portrait I worked on recently; this one of a mermaid character. Worked a bit more on detail, around 7 hours. Overall I think it came out alright, the pose is a bit weird but I guess it works. lol

Dragon portrait - Rooth

This was a portrait I worked on for a commission sale. Overall time was around 5 hours.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Randon Beach Rock Painting

I needed to paint something different. I used Art Rage to do paint this.

Random Light Study (Bernini Sculpture)

I couldn't sleep one night and had an itch to paint something....

...... so I did.

Environment Concepts

For a friend of mine. These designs were for her story (honestly I'm in love with her concept)....

I took a jab at some environments which are in her story. Will definitely be working on more of these later on. Whether or not I'll be coming back to these I don't know.....maybe to color them.

10 of Pentacles Card Illustration

Normally I wouldn't work on a piece like this. However, I cant say no to an interesting concept and a chance to further develop my work. This piece was done for another client, he wanted a card designed for the 10 of Pentacles Tarot card deck of his.

This was the character rough painting I did. I needed to concept him and then just add him in over the background.

Embrace Illustration

This was an illustration commission I worked on a few months ago. I've been needing to post this, it came out alright. I would love to go back and redo this but I don't think that it's going to happen. Colors were interesting to figure out and the "Drider" was really fun to position.

This was the female character. I wanted to do a side concept for her, just to get a rough idea of what the client wanted for her.

The completed piece. Like I said, interesting piece. Very fun to do though.

OLD - Magic the Gathering Cards

These are very old. Way back when I was going to Ai of IE. But I was going through my gallery and decided I should post them. So...... ya........

Monday, April 4, 2011

Keith Portrait

This was a commission I just finished for a friend of the family. I created this portrait using graphite and charcoal on white 18x24 inch drawing paper.

I have recently been receiving requests to show my progress and I wanted to start with this piece, as you see below.

Overall, this was a really fun portrait to work on. I've never combined graphite and charcoal this way but it came out great in my opinion. I plan to try to perfect this method of working for later portraits and illustrations.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Grandpa and My Great Uncle

This is a portrait of my grandpa Richard and his brother, Ray. This was a fun portrait. I really loved working on it and it came out wonderful.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Black and White Still Life

A still life in black and white oils. I would like to go back and fix some of the problems with it or just refine the edges and transitions, but we'll see. Total time was about 16 hours I think.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Duncan Rough

A second character for an upcoming mermaid piece.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mermaid commission

This is the character sheet for a commission I am currently working on. I didn't need to go into this much detail but it was fun solving all the questions I had for this character. I have one more character to rough out and then I'll start on the final.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This was a quick assignment in my Fundamentals of Painting class. A one hour study of a sphere and fourth oil painting ever. It's awesome getting back into painting in oils again.

A digital painting I just finished for a client. It's of Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds. Came out alright in my opinion.