THE OCTO-SAMURAI COMIC IS ALMOST HERE

The Octo-Samurai comic is just about done! On my last post I spoke about working on a new personal project. When I started the comic it was to do artwork with my students. After my sketches turned out better than expected I decided to make it into a more finished short comic. Above is the…

Octo-Samurai Comic Coming Soon

What do you get when you mix sea life, over-the-top anime, and motivational pep talks ? You get my new Octo-Samurai comic. Octo-Samurai is a character I made up as part of a 30 day sketch challenge I did with Bea a year ago. Ever since the challenge it has been a reoccurring character in my…

New Year, Love and Art Books

As we wrap up the year I would like to thank all of you who read this blog. It has been a very eventful year with both ups and downs. No matter what, I still feel blessed and thankful to have the support of so many wonderful people. Over the past few posts I have posted…

New: Sketchbook Paintings 3

Ready for more small paintings?  Here are more of the paintings from my sketchbook. These and more paintings are part of a book I will show later. For now, enjoy!

New: Sketchbook Paintings 2

Can using a limited palette take your painting skills to the next level?  The short answer is yes.  A limited palette forces you out of color-mixing habits. If you don’t have a color “grass green” you’ll have to mix it from scratch, and you’re more likely to get the right green that way. James Gurney I…

Where did Creative Book Review #6 Go?

I’m saying it because debates are taking place in cinema, painting, dance, fiction, poetry and theater on issues where Christians have something to give, and yet they are not even being heard. – Steve Turner Don’t you hate it when you work hard on a project you can’t use? If you follow me on social media,…

New: Sketchbook Paintings

Everyone loves seeing sketchbook work right? Check out these pages from my watercolor moleskin sketchbook. This one is a study of a photo from a trip to the Detroit Zoo several months ago. This sketch is from this is for a personal project I’m working on I will talk more about that later. Later this week…

Website Updates

I have been making some changes to the site for the past couple weeks. I added more of my history in the about page, added process work to my sketches page, and other small tweaks. Check them out and tell me what you think.

Inktober 2015: Best of Inktober 2015

Last month I participated in Inktober a month long event where artist post ink drawings throughout the month on social media. Here are some of the best drawings and sketches from the month.

Inktober 2015: Week 5 Upcoming projects

Over the past month I have been posting ink drawings and sketches for #inktober. For the final week of inktober, I decided to do drawings of things I have lined up for the future.  The sketch above is part of the process of the illustration for a book review of “Die Empty” I plan to release next…

Inktober Week Four: Tales From The Back-burner

This week I put more effort into the sketches for this time. I spent more time on these so I only have three to show for this week. The drawings this week are things I wanted to do a serious illustration of but I didn’t find the time to do it. The first sketch (above)…

Inktober Week Three: People

Inktober continues with week three. This time around my theme was people. The set is mostly casual drawings done on my breaks between teaching classes.

Inktober Week Two: Tea

I’m back with another set of #inktober drawings. This week I chose tea as my theme (because I’m a huge fan of drinking tea). Next week I will have a new theme with more pictures.

Inktober 2015 Week One

Every October artists from around the world take part in an event called Inktober. During Inktober artists produce ink drawings and share them online everyday… that’s basically it. I’m not sure how much time I will have to do drawings but every week this month I will be posting drawings and sketches done in ink. …

New Logo

Recently I updated my logo. The new design was inspired by a Chinese seal my father gave me several years ago. While I almost never used it as a signature (its intended purpose), I did on occasion use it on artwork. Most recently my Octo-Samaurai illustration. The seal was only a starting point. After multiple ideas…

Animated Banner for The Descovari Channel Blog

Earlier this month I worked with Ashleah Sy’Mone on updating the design of her fashion blog, The Descovari Channel. Ashleah is a fashion stylist in Atlanta, GA and a close friend of mine. Along with some things behind the scenes, I did the animated banner top) for the blog and a static banner (bottom) for her other social media…

Scripture Inspired Artwork for Kyra & Jacqueline

  A few months ago I did this and some other artwork for two wonderful ladies named Kyra and Jacqueline. One of the things I enjoy most about working with individuals is forming relationships with people and helping support new small businesses. I met Kyra at one of the schools I taught at last year. After running…