Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Finvara and Oonaugh

So a few months ago I read a book about Irish myths. They spent some time talking about Finvara and Oonaugh, the fairy King and Queen of the dead. Such interesting characters stood out and so I created this piece of art, basing the style on the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley. So, it being high summer and green bean season (The Medieval food of the dead) have a bowl of green beans to salute this ethereal Lord and Lady.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So some time ago there were some posts at this site. It got me thinking about the fun idea of designing a pokemon based on me. So I did this, unfortunately it sat fro quite some time before I finally scanned it and then some time longer before I finally got it ready to post on-line. But here they are, Scrounge and Forage! This was a fun project to do and I recommend it as an exercise for anyone trying to just make something fun.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dangerous Folk

So if you were to look through my sketchbook you'd see that around February-late May I was sketching folks from the 1920s. This was all sketch work for a project not yet finished. Another game idea but I'll have to get Baron's of Tea off my plate first, that's job 1. Anyway as I was sketching I came up with this finished piece. I rather liked i and figured I'd finally post it! Folks from the 1920s are fun to draw. Also they were crazy, pole-sitting, non-stop multi-day dance-a-thons? Oh what people did before television, the radio and the internet!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

What a terrible night to be cursed....

Hey All,

I got inspired yesterday while listening to the sounds of Anamanaguchi. Here's what I came up with...Simon Belmont!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Working on a snow day!

Hello all, I'm dusting off the blog again. (A semi-annual task at this point!)
Today was a snow day for me. It's really coming down in Lancaster. I was able to use this time to get a project off of my plate. It's been a work in progress for months, with the sketches in my sketchbook since April. Some of you may know that I am developing a board game featuring tea trading. At long last I finished the box art for it. So that said, would you be intrigued if you saw this on a shelf?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

if : immovable

Here's something I whipped up tonight for this week's Illustration Friday! It's been a while but I've been busy housesitting, vacationing, oh and also getting some long over-due self promotion mailing out of the way! It feels good to get some work done again, what do you think?


Thursday, July 01, 2010

Stare Off!

Hi Everyone,

In December of 2008 I posted an image that was the first of a set of Children's book illustrations. the problem was, I got kind of stuck after that, I didn't know which way to go with it. With getting married and all of the adjustments that and moving to a new place can bring in early 09 I didn't take much time to sit down to think it through either. I should note, this work is pro bono, it's a project I value and a project I want to do well. Fast forward a year, I sit down and start working on it again and this time make progress at last! I had worked on various illustrations for it through 09 but just had a difficult time making anything that worked. I think much of it revolved around the main female character, I was having difficulty designing a character that worked. Since December I have determined which illustrations still need to be made and that's a good feeling. I've been making progress, but with a full-time job and other projects on my plate as well, that progress comes slowly. But here is an image I finished recently for your viewing pleasure!

It's funny, I'm not really one who puts much stock in 'the muse'. I know that to be a good illustrator you've sometimes got to drum up the energy to make good illustrations even when you're not completely in the zone. But this book project has been special to me and the time to sit and mull over the project has been time well spent. I hope that the yield is worth the long wait!

I'd love to know what you think,