Friday, September 27, 2013

Local dudes hanging out

One of my latest sketches -

Saw these guys while taking a break in downtown Microcentro cafe called Picnic. I loved the way the figures overlapped. And I loved that one guy who looks like he's an extra from some 70's television cop drama. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DemiChat and the Kent Street Mystery is now available!

Yay! My second children's book is now out and available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and soon on Apple Ipad.

Demichat, the main character, is a Parisian cat living in London with her humans, the Jaspers, and she dreams of having a life full of mystery and adventure, just like her idol, Sherlock Holmes. She gets that chance when Lord Flannery, a retired police beagle, come to join the Jasper household.

You can find out more about Demichat and her amazing creator, Toni Brisland, here -

I worked on this project during my first South American winter, short, freezing cold days in the middle of July---weird!!!! And besides the cold, I must admit, I had to battle a lot of self doubt, and all those lovely things that can get in the way, but I got through them. And the end result is a project I'm really proud of. Here are some of my favorite illustrations from the book -

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Personal work

I sketched this image around 2, maybe 3 years ago and, of course, I always meant to finish it but work and other things kept getting in the way. But, here it is! Done! It's part of a series of images I did to accompany a short story I wrote. 

One thing about finishing a painting, especially one without a deadline, is knowing when to stop. I could have gone on and on adding roof tiles, more people on the sidewalk, more texture, and on and on. But, time to move on to other things...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Latest BA Sketch

I've been doing a lot of digital painting lately so I thought I'd go back to traditional with my latest BA sketch. Wish I'd used blue instead of red for the underdrawing but all in all I'm happy with it. This is a facade of gorgeous house somewhere in Microcentro, by the way.