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Raven Bear Painting

Raven Bear Painting

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 in Blog, Special Projects

Since we have the Full Sail Game Art and Computer Animation Art Show coming up in less than a week, I felt compelled to take a quick break from my large animal painting (that I knew I wouldn’t finish in time) in order to complete one or two pieces for the show.  I’ve been sitting on my Raven Bear for a very long time and decided it was time to...

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Treasure Map to Ghost Gold

Treasure Map to Ghost Gold

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog, Special Projects

In planning my daughter’s 7th birthday party, a ghost hunter themed celebration, I was called upon to create a treasure map to ghost gold that was apparently buried in our back yard.  I constructed the map from memory, sketching it first and then inking it with my micron pens on bristol board.  Once I was done, I scanned it, laid out coordinates in...

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One Year of Lunchbox Drawings

One Year of Lunchbox Drawings

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Blog, Lunchbox, Lunchbox, Special Projects

Last year my wife and I drew a picture for our daughter’s lunchbox every day (mine are the ones on the right.)  Just speaking for myself, it turned into quite an undertaking.  I would wake up an hour early every morning and use it as an opportunity to work on my craft.  Near the end it started to get a little difficult coming up with ideas, though we...

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Raven Bear Charcoal Illustration

Raven Bear Charcoal Illustration

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Blog, Special Projects

It has been a terrible long time since my last post.  I’m prepared to blame it on being hacked and having to reconstruct my site from the ground up (the hacker that got into my site had some serious coding skills and really did a good job of hiding what he did.)  So now I’ve installed some security which I hope will do the trick of keeping the...

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Mr Turtle’s Big Finish

Mr Turtle’s Big Finish

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog, Special Projects

So once again here I am offering up excuses why I didn’t post last week (shame on me) but I was deep in the process of finishing up another children’s book, “Mr Turtle’s Big Finish” written by Robin Hoffman and illustrated by some bone head who can’t seem to get a post out every week.  Guess that would be me.  This book...

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Mr Turtle’s Big Finish Concepts and Canons

Mr Turtle’s Big Finish Concepts and Canons

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Special Projects

I decided it was time I stop dallying and start posting again.  I’ve actually been super hard at work on the Ruby June book (two more paintings to punch up) but have neglected to scan any work for a while.  In the meantime, I’ve begun concepting work on a new book that I am collaborating on with Robin Hofmann.  The book is called Mr...

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