Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1500's style hands

I had to do a quick study on hands from illustrations of the 1500's. Not that I am there yet, but I am learning a few things. They seem to be very long and elegant, fingers much longer than I am used to drawing. I also find it interesting how they usually depict the fingers in multiple positions, but the thumb is often held very still or in the same pose. Interesting stuff. Any thoughts or good reference anybody might know of would be appreciated. Thanks!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Darth from the Steampunk Days

I was wondering what Darth Vader would have looked like during the late Victorian Era. Thought my 10 year old son would think it was cool but immediately showed me about half a dozen video characters that looked very close. Originality sure is hard to come by.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Payson Canyon


 Hey All, This is my first time posting here. This is a photo I shot on Tmax 100 a few years back while hiking in Payson Canyon. I kinda like the way it turned out. What do you think?

Saturday, August 14, 2010


This idea has been on the back burner for a while. Eventually it began to take shape as a cubism drawing. I completed it using PowerPoint as the illustration medium. The line work is all vector based bezier and spline curves. Hope you enjoy its wierdness.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Unique Lamp Post

I was on a walk in the Avenues just below the Capitol building off of State street in Salt Lake City. I saw this unique set of five foot tall lamp posts on the front porch of an early 1900s home that has recently become a beautifully restored landmark bed and breakfast. I took a picture and then came up with this illustration. I added an element of modesty to the creature which is a cross between a canine, a woman and a bird. I used a Pilot V Ball Extra Fine Pen to do the cross hatching, on Strathmore Watercolor cold press 140 lb paper.

Banana Man!

So I am back to the land of the living. July was a hectic month, but in any case, BACK TO CREATIVITY!! Here is a menu poster I designed for "The Banana Stand" (they sell delicious chocolate dipped frozen bananas, go buy one now!). I wanted something to look nice and clean, but give it a nostalgic feel. Not sure how well it works since I have done all this work super fast, but I have really enjoyed the strange color palette that has developed. I eventually plan to illustrate other banana characters such as "Sprinkles" "Nutz" and of course "The King". More to come later.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Art

Here is my latest series of illustrations. Going for the vintage travel poster feel.