Monday, August 22, 2011

Micro Rhino

Last week I posted a Micro Elephant and a lot of people thought that it was cute but they aren't as cute as the Micro Rhinoceros.

The "Micro Rhino" lives in the thick jungles of the Congo. The best way to lure out this very shy creature is by offering its favorite food... chocolate chip cookies.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Micro Elephant

The "Micro Elephant" lives in the thick jungles of the amazon. They are timid creatures due to their small size and inability to defend themselves. Very rarely scene with the untrained eye.


Monday, August 08, 2011

Shark and Spotted Tobi

In celebration of Shark Week last week. :)
Ball point pen drawing with a quick pass with Photoshop

The Spotted Tobi is a gentle, friendly creature that smells out tasty vegetation and roots that grow underground.


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Gary Clark Jr. for Rolling Stone

I did this painting last week for the music reviews section of Rolling Stone. It was a quick turnaround. I was called for the job at 3:00 p.m. last Thursday, and the final was due 3:00 p.m. Friday, the following day.

I truly enjoy every chance I get to paint for Rolling Stone, and I enjoy working with the art directors as well. For me, painting musicians for Rolling Stone is a dream come true, it's something I've always wanted to do.

I really enjoyed my time while working on this piece. Like the "blues", I just went for it, painted with emotion and feeling . . . and over all, my goal was to capture character and mood.

It's not caricature, but just as exciting for me. For me the challenge for capturing a person's essence and character is even greater when not caricatured, and so it's fulfilling for me to paint a piece like this and try to capture what I was seeing in my head.

I enjoy seeing how the work looks in print.

These are a few of my really quick thumbnails. The point of these were to help me come up with a nice framing, or composition and because of my short turn around, it had to be done quickly.

This is my color sketch, working out types of colors that I wanted to use.

This is an earlier phase in the painting that I saved to share some of the block in and process.

Monday, August 01, 2011


Tigeera is the giant prehistoric missing link between Tigers and Fish.

A late night sketch I did after finishing work in the wee hours of the morning.