Tuesday, December 2, 2014

peg santa

a silly thought I had a long time ago about drawing a twas the night before christmas with peg people!

Monday, December 1, 2014

peg people nativity

A little sketch I did last year but never got it posted. I was waiting for an appointment and kept busy during the holiday season! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A new character!

A fun little dude for a video or demo reel...

Lots of fun on this video!

Sweet new video, awesome sauce!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Free Associate

Still tossing out some fun creativity tips:

The theory is you grab some random word out of the dicitonary, something completely silly or what ever. Write it down and then everything it makes you think of, all the silly things that come to mind. There is a chance and one worth taking, that this restriction can unlock some serious creativity.

It's an old sketchbook page, enjoy!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

young pilot

...old drawing, or sketch thought I would share....

water tower bot

A silly drawing of a water tower that has come alive!

a great explanatory video

What is Sylectus TMS? (Version 2) from Wienot Films on Vimeo.

This was an exciting video to see some together. I think the editing is amazing and really brought the drawings and the ideas into a cohesive ball of excitement!

a fun, fishy video!!!

This video was a blast to work on and I think the editing was wonderful.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

tank reading scriptures

...an at church sketch of my oldest reading his book of mormon, a great kid all around! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Can't not draw a sweet old school vacuum with the hanging bag! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Peg people family portrait

I think this was the first time I tried this character, it was a fun family portrait. I had hoped to use these characters in a video, looks like we have a client that has a similar character we will be using!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Story board from a freelance job!

Friday, February 21, 2014


random stuff on a page... Trying to play with shape and perspective a little, its from a while ago!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Highway clean-up

quick sketch, that needs something more...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

purple burger

a random sketchbook page from a while ago, I think I've gotten better!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

zombie charlie

sketch book page...

The rat race?

Trying to get a few extra paintings posted from the weekend. It was a great 4 day weekend with a couple of holidays going on. I would have liked to have done a little more for Valentines day but felt a little too restricted by distance. I hope to make that up soon. As for now here is another painting in my 22 painting challenge. 

Some Bugs...

I am moving along toward completing my challenge of 22 paintings in a small sketchbook using only a dry brush approach. It has been a great learning experience emulating the work of other Master Illustrators. 

Playing with shape...

I was able to acquire the scarecrow shapes for a mere nickel a piece and thought that a boring craft style tole painting approach just would not due, so I stylized them and will be using watercolor to brighten them up.

After having so much fun with them, I went back to the store and for not much over a quarter each I picked up a few other shapes and with the challenge of altering them interior design as much away from what the apparent exterior or cut out shape may appear to be I am coming up with as much of an original design as I can.

Keep in mind that I have been listening to some various podcasts and youtube videos that suggest that we are not as original as we think we are as we observe so much of life around us and other artists in and outside our field of labor that being original is simply taking the experiences and observations we have accumulated and arranging them in new or interesting ways. That is some of what I am trying to do here.

With the exception of the scarecrows, these are all the studies for the actual wooden shapes that will be drawn on with the fine tip ball point pen and then watercolored to add a bling of color!

A paint study!

This was a fun little technique study I did using a dry brush application and a Master Illustrator's design. I hope to complete my personal challenge of filling a small sketchbook with these soon!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mater's Monday

Here are a few of this past weeks drawing that were heavily based on other artists that I saw and wanted to emulate in one way or another. It has been great learning from the works of other artists as I progress in my own style and design and art. 

pink gilly

a quick sketch at church of my middle boy a while ago. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Quick sketch of an idea...

church notes

Funny sketch I did a while ago, pretty static, could use some more action in the drawing.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I want you, sam...

sketched looking at a pamphlet a couple years ago. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

i'm a mormon business card

A little multi-media piece I worked on a while ago...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

silly sketches

Just another page from the sketchbook, I am trying to fill the page and if the theme works together that's fine if it doesn't I don't mind, I'm just trying to stay busy every day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Construction drawing!

Just the other day I watched a video from the School of Visual Storytelling and was able to solidify a few concepts that I have been struggling with for ever. Check it out: How to draw everything by Jake Parker

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pirates are cool!

I love the idea of the pirate but I don't think I would like to actually do it, I don't like the idea of my teeth falling out from rot and bad nutrition! 

Monday, February 10, 2014

tank construction drawing

Just the other day I attended, or watched online a web-inar about the fundamentals of drawing everything or the ability to draw everything: How to draw everything by Jake Parker!


Finally feeling like I am in control of what a thumbnail is and how to work this with my art director/boss. He is great to work with and I am looking forward to more work every day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Mr. Will

I took the challenge from a friend to copy 'Mater's' work and I choose Will Terry as one of my illustration inspirations. I am working on learning his technique of applying paint in a dry brush approach. The first several paintings will be exact or as exact as I can copies of his work trying to learn from him. As I develop within the technique I plan to explore the application within my own design and compositions. 


I am trying to share a little of this years goal to draw and paint every day. I have been somewhat restricted in my internet blogging opportunities but should be able to catch up in the next few days and share more of what I have been working on. Thanks for checking this out!