Tag Archives: graphite

Children’s Book Illustration

Steadily getting accustomed to illustrating for children’s books :). Here’s a glimpse:

Just as a reminder, the illustrations I’ve been posting are client work which I’m permitted to show as portfolio pieces. I’m not writing these stories myself.

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Final painting – Color and final detail painted digitally in Photoshop

As you can see, this story involves a bear chase and (in case you’re worried) has a happy ending.

11th Doctor – Famous Faces

Two portraits of Matt Smith from Doctor Who. This is my fanart contribution to the bittersweet knowledge of his impending regeneration. Each is a 5″x7″ graphite drawing.

I worked on the first drawing for 3 nights in a row, got frustrated, and started making more furious and scribbly marks. I call it ‘raggedy-pencil’ style. I meant to add a fez to the second one, ah well. :-)

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Wedding Portrait 2013

This is my cousin, Brad, and his wife, Karisa, who were married on June 1st of this year. My gift to them was this portrait, a graphite drawing sealed in encaustic medium (heated wax and other components).

This sort of mixed media technique grew from the impetus of working for Inspire Prescott. I still haven’t completely worked it out. So in truth, I experimented on my dear cousins :). Even so, I’m confident they were happy with it, and I can’t wait to try another portrait in this style.

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A closeup of some oil paint detail:

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The drawing before encaustification.

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God bless your life together, Brad and Karisa.

Inspire Prescott Gallery

A new art gallery in Prescott, AZ, has its grand opening tonight, and I’m thrilled to be included as a featured artist :D. Inspire Prescott is coming together through the hard work and awesomeness of some great people. Website coming soon; meanwhile, check out their Facebook page:

Click here

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And click here to see a snapshot album of the artwork I’m showing.

I spent the past week painting furiously and came up with these 4 new encaustic portraits — referencing Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and William Morris patterns and other old fashioned things. They will be hanging in the gallery for the next few months.

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For Beauty and Glory.

Famous Faces: Albert Einstein

I let the occasion dictate the portrait today; it gave me an excuse to draw a most iconic face. ..and mad-scientist hair.

Happy Birthday to dear Albert Einstein. And Happy Pi Day to everyone :-P.

Graphite on paper, 8″x 10″.

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Here’s an epic Einstein quote: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.”