~ It's simple, we illustrate random topics, then we post our work for all to admire. ~

~ It's simple, we illustrate random topics, then we post our work for all to admire. ~

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sum Bok-Boks

Messin' around, using PS to draw over the top of photos.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Been really into drawing these silly quilted animals lately. This one was pencil sketched, inked, and then finished with gouache. Probably took me 2 to 3 hours.

Monday, October 4, 2010


I did two chickens. The first one was started after watching project runway with Connie this weekend. I did it without photo reference and found it kinda lacking, so I did another using photo reference. The first one's outline is done with a micron ink pen, the second in graphite. Both are colored with guache in my moleskin. I gave the second chicken a little photoshop darkening around the edges of the image, but other than that they're all hand done. :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Starbuck the Thoroughbred


I started this illustration for Illustrationology over a month ago, but for some weird reason I never felt like it was any good or even worth finishing. I sketched it out a dozen or so times, and tried painting it three times (second attempt below). Above is the final result – which I'm content with but I'll probably revisit this in the future.

2nd attempt

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ok, so here is my Starbuck. I couldn't get the idea of a young boy dressed in an adult cowboy costume. Acrylic Paint / 18 hours..

ok, guys - new rule

Im am loving what were doing here, in the future let's put the medium and process in which we created the piece. I can usually tell but would love to know fer sure.....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Investigation #3 - Chicken

Okay fellas! Let's get crackin'!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't disconnect the word from the coffee company...so I ran with a coffee related issue that has come to my attention recently. I didn't know how uncool I was for ordering "girly" drinks from coffee shops in Bend (this includes lattes and mochas) until Jason started ordering espressos. Since then, coffee shop owners and baristas have alluded to how silly all of us latte/mocha drinkers are...oh well, I like my mochas.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Starbuck Boatcar

Took awhile to get this one out; though from the beginning the word Starbuck inspired an image of a boatcar. At first it was a lankey pirate meandering a whaling harbor, then an image of lions inspired a 'sea lion' take.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


After much deliberation and a little bit of research I decided to throw it all out the window and have a little fun.

Hope you all don't mind. :)

I also decided to break out my guache, I've had a box of it since color theory back in the day. Usually when I want to do something quick and fun I choose watercolor, but I started this in my moleskin. As much as I love my watercolor, it's just too wimpy for sufficient coverage on my moleskin's paper. Guache's opaque quality proudly stands up to it. I like it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dragon & Cupcake

Investigation #2 - Starbuck

I thought I'd post Ryan's topic a bit early*... To get the creative brain-slushies flowing.

*Don't forget the dragon. We don't want you falling behind.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ryno Dragon

don't know really where this species is from.....sometimes....

Saturday, May 22, 2010