Friday, July 20, 2012

This is a WIP from a commission I have been working on.  This is the first YA novel I have worked on and it is FUN! I love being able to decide how the characters look and design the world they live in; I guess that is why I wanted to be an illustrator.   I don’t dare say too much, so I don’t give anything away from the book, but I just wanted to share this image.

P.S. I think the book will be out next February.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Last week I posted a video on the upsides and downsides to digital and traditional art.  This week I spent a little bit of time on an experiment, It was to blend watercolors and digital.  I really love Watercolor and the beautiful water marks and spontaneous things that happen, but I can control digital “paint” better and get more detail, and better values digitally (plus when I mess up I don’t have to redo the entire painting.)  So I am trying to blend the two so I can have the best of both worlds. 

This is a detail from one of my BFA pieces, the first is the original the second I have worked on digitally.  I wish I had more time to play around with this technique but I like the look enough to continue to experiment with the watercolors and digital art

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Digital and Traditional Media

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the mediums I use.  All through College I used traditional mediums, I recently have been using digital media, there are up sides and down sides to both… but I am not really a writer so watch this short film by Emily Switzer with some of the worlds best illustrators talking about digital and traditional art.