Monday, December 28, 2009

Graffiti painting

Graffiti painting I did for someone named Annalise.
Spraypaint, paint markers and acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Welcome to Yinztown


"Our Families" JA poster

Another big poster I illustrated for Junior Achievement earlier this year. Adobe Illustrator

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Our Communities" JA poster

Big poster I did for Junior Achievement earlier this year.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

A find

Another illustration I found while digging around in my house.
I did this one just for fun a few years ago. I was experimenting with different techniques. This is colored inks, markers, gouache, and colored pencil on bristol.

Illustration process part 3

Here is another example of the aforementioned technique. (see previous post)


line drawing.


(I copied the crowd on another layer, flipped the layer, and changed colors to make it look like a larger crowd.)

manga style illustration

I was digging through my old illustrations, and I came across this piece. I did a set of these manga style illustrations a few years ago for a Christian publisher. Unfortunately, this never saw the light of day, because of some kind of budget problem. I got paid, but the publication went under I think.

I kinda like this one.

Done with Adobe Illustrator

Illustration process part 2

Here is another 'anatomy of an illustration' piece.
I have a few different techniques that I use.
Here's one. This piece was done for LifeWay Christian Resources a while back. It was for a children's Sunday School curriculum I believe.

First, I did a sketch to present to the client.

After approval, I took the drawing into photoshop and adjusted the hue, saturation, and lightness (image/adjustments/Hue-Saturation) until I had a light blue looking sketch. Then I printed it.

I drew over top of the blue lines with a brush pen and fine-tipped fancy shmancy art marker. I buy the heavier, brighter stock paper, so that I can do this technique without the ink bleeding. Then, I scanned the black line drawing back into photoshop and further adjusted any little dots or mistakes I may have made in the drawing step. (in the case of this illustration, I didn't have any errors, as far as I can tell)

Then I exported the black line drawing to Illustrator, did a 'live trace' to convert the line drawing to vector, and then colored it, and added shadow shapes etc.

There. Finished.

Anatomy of an Illustration

Here is a time lapse of my creative process when creating an illustration.
This piece was commissioned by Plugged in magazine. Music by the Odd Numbers.

Basically, I did a sketch, and I imported the sketch into Illustrator. Then on a separate layer, I constructed the content mostly with the pen tool, brush tools and my Wacom tablet.
Then I imported the vector piece into Photoshop, and added layers of detail, shadows, highlights and textures.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Threadless submission - Fun!

Fun! - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

(I think I might have missed the mark when I added the word "FUN". I think it would have a better chance with just the characters.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Time lapse of the Learning Lamp Mural

I painted this in March 2009 for the Learning Lamp's Children's Book festival held at the ArtWorks in Johnstown PA.

Time lapse of the ACRP mural in Johnstown PA

here's a time lapse of a mural I painted in June 2009.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Berkey Excavating Inc. Mural

a time lapse video of a mural I painted for Berkey Excavating Inc. in Boswell PA.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I did this painting for a local silent auction.

Friday, July 03, 2009

art show in LA part 2

I had forgotten that I"m not very good at these sorts of things. There were about 500 people there. The evening was sort of difficult because I am not skilled at socializing- but, Oh well. My art was shown. That's the point.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

art show in LA

this is me at the Royal T placing my painting (which wasn't completely finished by this point) Tonight is the art show- I'll be posting more afterwards.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

cafepress tshirts

here are 2 random tshirt designs.

visit my cafepress shops here:

Yinztown 1

Yinztown 2

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"In the Music" Dance recital illustration

I have been illustrating the program cover/t-shirt design for Concepts Dance Studio for the last few years. Here is this year's program, "In the Music" (my 6 yr. old daughter will be in it)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

video I animated for my wife for Mother's Day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

some quickies

Ode to ice cream

Smiling at the future

Bird Jam

Blue Like Cat

Birdy Note