Category Archives: Process

“Craft” is not a dirty word.

“Craft” is not a dirty word.

  Summary: This series of essays is simply my personal perceptions and opinions about the field of illustration, an area for which I have a great passion. Part of my goal with these essays is to incite quandary in your mind! Through pictures and words I hope to encourage you to question and remain curious aboutContinue Reading

IMC 2010: initial impressions

“Humble” would be the word that can summarize my feelings about attending this year’s Illustration Master Class. Never in my life have I been surrounded by so many incredibly talented and wonderfully supportive people. My plan is to revisit many of the ideas and experiences from this trip through different blog posts. I thought IContinue Reading

12WC: Week 3: Target Audience

12WC: Week 3: Target Audience

The 12 Week Challenge has been really great at building upon the previous weeks. Well done Jon! The Task 1. Based on your research, I’d like you to gather a targeted list of 10 Companies, Publishers, Art Directors, or Manufacturers that you will be contacting when we get to that part of the challenge. 2.Continue Reading

12WC: Week 2: OGSM

12WC: Week 2: OGSM

I will start off saying that this is a totally brilliant piece of information to generate for any business. Entering into the wild and wooly world of illustration, it is absolutely key. I see it as being a bit like a tuning fork. It allows me to retune to my initial objectives for my business.Continue Reading

Mutant Challenge: Small Win

Mutant Challenge: Small Win

Anubis; my answer to a Mutant future  Recently on Art Order, there was a Mutation Nation Contest. Basically the challenge was to come up with one of two Mutant paths; a gene splice of two critters, or an anthropomorphic blend. My thinking that ended up leading to the painting above, is that after whatever holocaustContinue Reading

Loving Life, Drawing

Loving Life, Drawing

I have to admit that this most recent life drawing session was a lot of fun. How to explain, just good people having good times. Well, enough said, the pictures can speak for themselves. 20 minutes Ok, I can’t resist making a few comments, these are all still so fresh at the time of thisContinue Reading

12WC: Week 1: The Big Question

First, mad props to Jonathan at Zero2Illo, thank you for spearheading this challenge. I am really looking forward to focusing on my work as well as offering a lending hand to my fellow 12WCers. The task for Week 1 of the 12WC: Ask yourself this question…If I could illustrate anything and get paid for it,Continue Reading

Watercolor Process