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Thinking About Editorial Cartoons

With how much I’ve enjoyed making Baby Sheep Comics and doing more cartooning in general, I’m thinking more about editorial cartoons as another artistic outlet to consider. Certain pieces just have an editorial “feel” to them.

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Babywearing Reality

I reworked this drawing from the original comic and the painted it with gouache and digital touch-ups. Thinking about using it on promotional postcards, what do you think?

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Curriculum illustrations

I have lately had the privilege of working on illustrations for a new curriculum for the same company that I illustrated for last year. I am LIGHT YEARS away from being the best artist out there, but I have learned … Continue reading

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Playing Fast and Loose

Just a little experiment in playing fast and loose. The first image is the original, done almost a year ago, and the latter was done tonight. The colors aren’t one-to-one because this was just an experimentation, but I have to … Continue reading

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Art for Autism!

I feel like every blog post since last winter has been accompanied by an apology for not posting more frequently. But I just can’t accurately put into words how ridiculously BUSY I have been. Really… ridiculous. In addition to tutoring … Continue reading

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Highlights from this Weekend’s Conference

This past weekend I attended the SCBWI Western Washington chapter’s annual conference, held at the Marriott in Redmond. Finally, an event on the Eastside! This was my second year attending, and I decided to participate in EVERYTHING. Illustrator’s master class, … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Visiting Angel Falls, Venezuela

I spent my weekend working on this first piece for an after school Spanish language curriculum I am illustrating for Associates in Cultural Exchange.

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An explanation

By this time nearly everyone that I interact with both online and in person is aware of this news, but it occurred to me that my blog tells a story of working hard on a self-imposed character design challenge and … Continue reading

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Comparison

I tried out a new process for illustrating my dummy book today. I’m shooting for a stylized simplicity that keeps the main focus on the characters (and off the fact that the backgrounds have been a major challenge for me…) … Continue reading

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Pet Portraits

This year for Christmas I painted portraits based on well-known paintings, but replaced the subject with my loved ones’ pets. They were a smash hit as Christmas gifts, and I had SO MUCH FUN doing them. I’d like to do … Continue reading

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140 Characters Week 12

How is it already week 12? This was a week of criticism- but I’m proud to say that I was able to receive it gladly and look forward to implementing it and making my work better. Specifically, my book dummy … Continue reading

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140 Characters 140 Days Week 11

Yikes, Christmas (and painting Christmas presents that I can’t post here yet) has been totally consuming my brain and occupying my free time. I briefly flirted with the notion of just giving up the character design challenge and calling 60+ … Continue reading

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140 Characters 140 Days, Weeks 9 & 10

A lot of very hasty and poorly-drawn sketches filled the past two weeks and I am a good 7 days behind, but I’m trying to get back on track! The holidays are a significant distraction!

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140 Characters 140 Days Week 8 Roundup

Here they are! Expect me to fail miserably next week, for next week is THANKSGIVING and there is family to host, a bathroom to clean, a turkey to try not to ruin, apple pie to eat, my wife to murder, … Continue reading

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140 Characters 140 Days Weeks 6 & 7 Roundup

All sorts of different styles and mediums used throughout the past two weeks! I forgot to post my roundup last week because I was using a free stay at a swanky hotel that I had won last year at a … Continue reading

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