Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Hoopiest of Froods

Super late on this one, but I just learned that today (the 25th) was Towel Day to mark the passing of Douglas Adams and I whipped up this quick sketch.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Zero 2 Illo - Week 5

I think we're on week six or seven already, but I finally got around to my next set of illustrations - things have still been a little hectic around here. And these are still pretty rough, but I thought I would put them up and hopefully get a little feedback.

Anyway, this first one is based on a folk tale called "How the Squirrel Became A Bat" Long story short, the sun gets caught on a branch, all the animals look for it, but the squirrel climbs the tallest tree, finds the sun, and chews off the branches holding the sun. In the process, his fur gets singed, the skin on his arms melts into wings, and he loses his eyesight. I think the moral was, "Never do any favors for the sun."

The second one is just another one of the things I draw when I can't think of anything else - wizards. So, uh, here is a wizard eating a sandwich.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I think I'm pretty much finished with this griffin picture, geez, finally

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Benthic Bushido!

Oh! And also, a few days ago, Warwick Johnson Cadwell drew this cool picture of a deep-sea-diving samurai duel and even though I have, like, fifty other things I need to be doing, I had to try drawing one as well.

I had him fighting a giant samurai crab, because it seemed appropriate.

The Latest Puffin-Related News

I redid my first puffin piece, it is a little more stylized but hopefully not as stiff as some of my first attempts. I don't know if it's worth putting in a background, though.

Secondly, while I was working on my griffin piece, below, things got mixed up in my head, and I made a puffin-griffin.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Illustration 2

Still super-behind on my Zero2Illo challenges, I am reworking the puffin one based on some feedback I got, and here is the rough sketch for the second one.

If you slogged through my earlier post about the kinds of things I wanted to illustrate, then a) why did you do that, seriously, and b) you would have seen that I was thinking about focusing on editorial illustration. However, a few upcoming conferences have caused me to change my plan, I am going to try and get in a few more children's illustrations for my portfolio, and maybe one or two science illustrations if I get the time.

Thanks again for looking!

Sketchbook Science

Another quick doodle based on this article about the artistic choices involved in producing the images from the Hubble Telescope