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,…

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: 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…

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…

Creative Book Review 3: “Making Ideas Happen” by Scott Belsky

  The forces that help us be productive and execute our ideas are often the odds with the very source of our ideas: our creativity. -Scott Belsky Years ago while I was still a student at College for Creative Studies I met a man who was an excellent storyteller. When he told me his ideas for…

Postcard Illustration: Octo-Samurai

I wanted it to be something epic. I always liked the over the top fights in anime and martial arts movies so I decided to go in that direction when working on the illustration. This piece is an illustration for my promotional postcards I’m sending out to potential editorial clients. The inspiration came from a…