Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Friend Illustrations - October and December

I'm always so excited to get a job from the Friend Magazine.  The designers and art directors are awesome and these two paintings, like all the images I do for them, were very fun and fulfilling.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hardy Boys Adventures: Into Thin Air

This is the second cover I did for the Hardy Boys Adventures series.  Check it out here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Helen of Troy - Strucketh by Cupid

 This is the cover I worked on for Hit the Road, Helen!, a book in the Myth-O-Mania series.  They're these fun, modern retellings of old Greek myths and stories.  Check it out here.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lord and Lady Zombie

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

I finished the male one a while ago and posted it last year.  Now he has a companion with which to decompose.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Bird Man

This is the piece I did as a demo for the Photoshop Power Day with Will Terry.  It was a lot of fun, I made some new friends and I think the painting turned out cool.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Queen

Famed is thy beauty, Majesty.  But hold, a lovely maid I see.  
Rags cannot hide her gentle grace.  Alas, she is more fair than thee. 
Alas for her!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chalk the Block!

I participated in the Chalk the Block event at the Riverwoods in Orem. It was totally awesome.  My little brother, his wife, my dad, and I worked together to create the piece.  It was tons of fun and a lot of work, I'm excited to do it again next year!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hardy Boys Adventures: The Vanishing Game

I loved the Hardy Boys mysteries when I was a kid (and still do) so I was very exited when the chance came along to do the covers for their latest series called Hardy Boys Adventures.  This book is called The Vanishing Game, you can check it out here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photoshop Power Day

I'll be teaching an online course with a few other illustrators and the venerable Will Terry on October 26th.  Enlightenment shall be had by all.  Find out more about it HERE!

Monday, September 09, 2013


A book cover I did for Sourcebooks.  I was really busy when this project came my way but it was too cool to pass up.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Check it out here.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Masters of Anatomy

Masters of Anatomy is a book being Kickstarted that features over 70 artists drawing the human figure in 6 poses each: 3 male, 3 female.  I'm humbled to be on what has grown to be a very impressive list of featured talent!  It's an exciting and unique project.  The idea of seeing so many different interpretations of the same fundamental art subject is a great idea.  The Kickstarter campaign officially kicks off on Oct. 11th, for now check out the web site to see galleries for each of the artists and get more info.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Disney Infinity

This is a huge game and there are significant parts of it that I never touched and didn't know much about (which has made it fun to play since it's been released).  While I worked a bit on the Intro, the Toybox, and Pirates portions of the game, I mainly worked on the Monsters University playset.  Particularly the Fear Tech campus.  Fear Tech is mentioned in the movie but we never see it so the overall look was done with regular input from the geniuses at Pixar.  The main idea was that while MU was an eastern, ivy league, Harvard style campus, FT would be a western, technical, Caltech style campus.  So it was a lot of fun to design the visual look of everything with those influences in mind.  Gabe Avila was the designer on this so he did the overall layout, and Ryan Wood was the art director so a fair amount of what you're seeing came from him too.  I won't bore you with who did what, just keep in mind that it was a team effort. Here's some shots of our work:

I also worked with the marketing team for a while and helped set up some of the screen shots that were sent to the press.  Of the ones I did these are a few of my favorites (again, team effort! I'm not taking sole credit):

I really loved working on this game.  My son and I have a hard time finding games to play together sometimes.  Either they're too hard for him or boring for me.  Since I received my copy we've played Infinity for hours together, always having a great time.  It was a lot of long, hard work but I think the finished product is something genuinely special.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Back when Kaiju were called Sea Monsters

A little Pacific Rim fan art.  I'm sure the Kaiju sent out scouts between the 1600s and 1800s giving a few surviving sailors a tale to tell.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wonder Woman!

Stop a bullet cold, make the Axis fold!  Change their minds and change the world!
Wonder Woman!

Sunday, June 30, 2013