Monthly Archives: October 2008

Christmas in October

These are a couple new images I made for fun, and I’ve decided to use them for my Christmas card. I was going to wait until after I sent them before I shared these, but then I thought – what the heck! I’ll just show them now.

And if you’re thinking, “But it’s not even Halloween yet!” – to you I say, “Humbug!” We get in the holiday spirit early at my house. :)

Comments and critiques welcome.

Just Draw!


Do any of these statements apply to you?

  • I have trouble keeping my portfolio up-to-date.
  • I never have new artwork to show.
  • I’m behind in my postcard mailings.
  • I can’t paint/draw as well as I’d like.
  • I often get stuck in a rut and don’t know what to paint.
  • I haven’t created any good paintings lately.
  • Most of my sketchbooks are only half-full.
  • My blog hasn’t had a new post in weeks.
  • I am having trouble coming up with ideas and staying creative.
  • My work has stopped evolving/improving.

etc., etc…

Well, here is your solution…

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Featured in Hai! Promo Magazine

Hey, everybody! The fabulous portfolio site Hire an Illustrator! just released a great promo featuring some of their artists, and I was fortunate enough to be included (I’m on page 8). There are lots of wonderful artists in there, so browse through it if you have a moment.

And if you missed it previously, I was interviewed by the site a few weeks ago as part of their Illustrator Spotlight. You can read it here.

And if you want to see my Hire an Illustrator! profile, it’s here.


Daily Doodles – Week 3

Scary stuff coming from the pencil this week! I would go to draw something cute and cuddly and end up with a zombie or killer clown. Quite a departure from what I usually do. Oh how I love October.

All the original sketches are for sale in my store, along with past weeks’ doodles. Enjoy!

How to Make a Textured T-Shirt Graphic


In my latest experiment, I recently opened up an account on a site called Zazzle, which allows you to order custom products featuring your own artwork. So far, I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with creating some simple, graphic characters for some t-shirts. Here is a little behind-the-scenes look into the making of this cute bat character.

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