Saturday, October 8, 2011


Finally had a second to get back to this. Worked on the values, and added a limited palette. NOW, I'm officially done and gearing up for some screen print and animation work!!

Ron Paul caricature (Photoshop)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ron Paul Caricature.


Ron Paul caricature (Photoshop)

Bottom Detail

Donkey detail

Elephant Detail

Hand 1 detail

Head 2 detail

Head detail

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Still working...

Making some progress on ol' Ron Paul. Who knew painting man-nipple-hair could be so fun? A lot left to finish, but I will have this completed in the next couple of days. I plan on sending this out as my latest self-promotional mailer; with Ron in the news a lot these days, I think the timing will be right.

Ron Paul progress (Photoshop)

Ron Paul detail (Photoshop)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ron Paul Resketch.

Still working out the kinks on this sketch. Across the board, the values need to be wrangled. I added a donkey, and the beginnings of some dust clouds (that still need a lot of work) for a "just knocked out" feel. The good news is that it's getting closer to what I originally had in mind.

Ron Paul Caricature (Painter)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ron Paul...again.

Hey whattya' know? Ron Paul again...

Ron Paul sketch (Painter / Photoshop)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ron Paul Value Sketch.

Finally getting somewhere. Quick value sketch. Big thanks to my brother who posed for reference (complete with a tube sock stuffed in his tights), and my 65 year-old father-in-law for agreeing to be photographed shirtless...a memory forever blazed into my brain.

Hopefully onto the finished painting soon!

Ron Paul value sketch (Painter)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ron Paul, Again.

Still some issues with anatomy, hopefully I can work that out in paint....I'm happier with the likeness for sure.

Ron Paul sketch (Painter)

Ron Paul.

Still working....getting closer.

Ron Paul sketch (Painter, Photoshop)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ron Paul.

Study for a Ron Paul illustration.

Ron Paul study (Painter)

Monday, July 11, 2011


Hugo sketch.

Hugo sketch (Painter)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


The whole time I was drawing him, I was thinking "Man, that chest tattoo had to kill."

Robert sketch (Painter)

Friday, July 8, 2011


"My name is William, Bill for short."

Bill sketch (Painter)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Forest IV.

Finished ol' Forest up tonight. I tried a new palette, as well as some new painting techniques in Photoshop.

Here is the photo I used for reference.

Forest Whitaker (Photoshop)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Forest III.

Value painting. Color up next.

Forest Whitaker value painting (Photoshop)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Forest Progress.

Smooshed his head. About 40% done with the values....

Forest progress (Photoshop)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Rough sketch of Forest onto the painting.

Forest sketch (Painter)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Scott K.

Sketches of Scott K: owner of one impressive lid.

Scott K. (Painter)

Scott K. (Painter)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Monochromatic Kevin.

Finished monochromatic painting of the Kevin sketch. The drawing was way off, so I spent a lot of time drawing and painting. I also spent quite a bit of time painting upside down (the canvas, not me), and it was really, really helpful.

Kevin (Photoshop)

Kevin (detail)

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Sketch exploration of Megan of the Schnoz familia.

Megan (Painter)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Kevin sketch.

Kevin (Painter, Photoshop)

Friday, June 10, 2011


Value painting of Gary (based off of a sketch by Jason Seiler).

Gary (Photoshop)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy "Skeletor" Pelosi. Pulled plenty of reference for the drawing, but due to the high resolution I used this image primarily....well, that and this.

Nancy Pelosi (Painter)

Friday, June 3, 2011


Katherine sketch. Squashed her face quite a bit which made her a bit more round (and younger) than she really is. Coincidentally, the result looks a bit like a cross-dressing Corey Feldman going on an audition for a horror film. hahaha.

Katherine (Painter)

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Paul Sketch.

Paul (Painter)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ear Holes.

Trevor sketch.

Trevor (Painter)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tom Hanks.

Value sketch of Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks (Painter, Photoshop)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Elder Watson Diggs

I've been working on a 1-color illustration of Elder Watson Diggs for 1469 Gear. Diggs attended Indiana University, the birthplace of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and served as Grand Polemarch for the first six consecutive years of the Fraternity's existence. Fun job, great client - more Kappa work coming!!

The Dreamer (Illustrator)
©1469 Gear

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Read Before Dating.

I recently had an opportunity to illustrate the front and back covers for a nice little book aimed at 'tween girls. As I was gathering reference at bookstores, I did get quite a few weird stares as I rifled through the 12-16 year-old girl section...uncomfortable...

From a subject matter and style point of view, it was a bit different for me - but had a lot of fun! Coming to a bookstore near you.

Photoshop / Painter / Illustrator

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crazy Eyes.

It's been a long time. Wanted to see where this painting could go without any preliminary sketches...just started painting. This also gave me an excuse to give Painter 11 a whirl. Not seeing much of a difference with the software, really. I think this is a version most can skip...


I tried to save as many times as possible, in attempts to see where I'm making progress or just noodling. Here are a few lo res process (if you want to call it that) shots:

The good news is that while painting this I came up with an idea for a series...looking forward to that!