It was time to let loose a little and just have fun drawing some silly, zany characters. I decided to draw some cartoon alien critters after being inspired by the show, Wander Over Yonder. I think what makes them work well is a medley of shapes, sizes, and proportions- to keep it interesting. I have always loved aliens and all things SciFi. I really have fun doodling this, and now it’s making me think about illustrating a silly children’s book about aliens. Maybe a counting book? We’ll see…
I have been admiring snowy owls recently. They are beautiful, extraordinary birds. I just had to draw one, and what better way to illustrate one, than in flight with the moonlight on his back.
I’ve been sketching a lot of dragons recently, and this is one of the cute little dragon characters that came out of it. I went ahead and took my sketch and painted it in Photoshop. Still trying to think of a perfect name for this little guy.
Sometimes you just have those mornings, when you realize that you put your sweater on backwards. This blue gecko guy is wondering if this is an omen of how his Monday is going to turn out… Keep a great attitude and don’t sweat the small stuff! Here’s to a great week!
A new client is starting a clothing line that is themed around poker. He asked for me to come up with some cool ideas and design some illustrations for his first tees. Here they are… One is a Photoshop painted t-shirt design, and the other 3 are more basic vector designs (for cheaper printing options).
A great repeat client asked me to design 5 illustrations and a logo design for his upcoming Fabulous Five Series Running Event. The 5 races were: Smoke & Fire Run, Masked Superhero Run, Smores Run, Princess & Fairy Run, and the Electric 80′s Run. I love the variety of racing events!
This is a cute, vector fantasy knight character design, logo design, and packaging/layout design I created for Con*Quest comicon journals. They had a great idea to make comicon and event scrapbooks, to put all your memories into. I love the idea and everything came together very well.
And here’s a collage of some of the pages and how the book looked in the end. They are getting a great response and the popularity is moving quickly! I really loved being in charge of the whole development of this entire project: from cartoon character development, to logo creation, to page illustrations, to final layout and presentation.
Thinking of all the women who long to be mothers, but their little bundles of joy haven’t come quite yet. Have hope! You will receive the blessings soon…
Here’s 3 new, tee designs for a repeat client – Twisted Fin Apparel. They specialize in fisherman and fish related t-shirts and apparel. For these, the client wanted simple 2-color designs, that looked like a rum label, hot sauce, and a restaurant. I had fun getting creative for him on these.
Cartoon elf character ready to take aim!
Here’s a medley of logo designs that I have created in the last few months for various clients/businesses. From comicon products, to car dealerships, to t-shirt apparel companies, to fish forums, to political websites, to moonshine- the variety has been wide recently!
A client hired me to design a few characters, as well as some promotional materials for a potential television animation he is pitching. This is one of the main illustrations for the cover of his animation pitch bible. I look forward to continuing to develop more of the secondary characters for him in the future.
Also, I have a great deal of experience developing characters and concepts for animation, books, comics, and more. I can help design your own animation pitch bible. When it comes to cartoons (whether print or animated), what helps sell the story is the visuals. Feel free to contact me anytime to discuss what I can do for you.
What happens when a luchador also has a brain for science and invents some awesome power gloves? A luchador superhero is born!
Here’s a fun Silver Miner cartoon character image I created for a client. He sells silver online and wanted a fun, silly character/mascot for his website.
The Desktop Gremlins create-your-own-ninja contest is over and my entry won! Desktop Gremlins will be transforming my red ninja arowana into a free downloadable paper craft that everyone can enjoy! I’ll keep you posted on when that happens… While you wait, you can always download another free paper craft at www.desktopgremlins.com