Thursday, April 30, 2009

"BoomBox Head Expressing himself"

BoomBox Head was a character that I had originally created for t-shirts, but then it just took on a life of it own. In this illustration, he is grabbing center stage and letting everyone know just what exactly is on his mind. So unless you want a piece of this, you better watch your step.

For those of you who are interested, here is a close up of him. Enjoy.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tribute to Sidney

A tribute piece that features one our beloved dogs who passed away two years ago today. We still think about her often and miss her dearly.

If you ask my wife, it's a bit of an ironic piece because the dog never ran for any reason, even food. And this dog was ALWAYS hungry.

Sidney was also the subject of an earlier piece of mine, which can be found here.

Below is a picture of the process I go through when I create an illustration from sketch to polished piece.

As always enjoy...


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

IF: Impossibility

In case you didn't know, I work with kids. And they simply love to keep me on my toes, creatively that is. I mean, they always ask me to draw the most weirdest things. Which brings me to this little oddity.

It's rare that I get to turn the tables on them, but once in a blue moon the gods smile down on me and present me with a gem of an opportunity.

One child, who we shall call Bella, was pretending to run a tattoo parlor with all the works. She ran the front desk answering phones and taking appointments, she ran the cash register and even did the tattoos herself. Precious, I know.

And when it was my turn, she asks me with pen in hand, "What do you want." I replied with glint in my eye, "A jump-roping ghost." To which she flatly denied saying she couldn't do that. So I compromised. I asked for a ghost with a whip instead. What can I say, piece of cake...