Thursday, December 31, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fish & Chips

Remake a digital illustration traditionally.  I like the fine art aspects of traditional but the work flow is way more time consuming!  

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Very old Dr. Ph. Martin's watercolors at work

 My college professor sent me 40+ year old Dr Martin's watercolors.  I put them to a test and they worked like a charm!!  Amazing technology, traditional painting.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

ART CONTEST: Design a book cover for the Wizard of Oz

Design a book cover for the Wizard of Oz:
You have been contacted by an art director and they are wanting YOU to design a new cover of an edition of The Wizard of OZ that they will be publishing.
You must make it eye catching and representative of the story. You have creative freedom in style, character design, scenery, and moment.
The cover must be 5.4 inches wide x 8 inches tall with a .25 inch bleed.
Included is a template that you can use to create on. Feel free to use the title design on the template. Or you can come up with your own title design if you want.
That's it, good luck! Excited to see where you all take this!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Create a Radical Racer Contest!

Radical Racer: "The Irish Sword"

Transportation: Custom race car, vintage design. 
Lucky Charm:  Race suit with four leaf clover badge.
Special Trick: Early Irish Hilt Sword used for protection.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Create a Radical Racer Contest!

Radical Racer Contest!

When opportunity came knocking, the Radical Racer leapt at the chance to achieve fame and glory, even if it took embarking on a dangerous race around the globe. Transportation would be crucial to their success, so they worked hard to obtain the perfect way to ride to the finish line. While packing a bag, they came across an item that reminded them of the good times in their life and decided to use it as a lucky charm. Knowing this infamous race is a treacherous and hard-fought journey where every second counts, the racer made sure to have one special trick to gain an advantage over the competition, or even defend themselves if necessary.

Include These Three Original Elements

Though the objects may appear anywhere in your piece, you must be sure to have your artwork feature your original interpretation of your racer's TransportationLucky Charm, and Special Trick.

The story of Radical Racer Reece Jacobson:

Reece Jacobson is an orphan from southern California. He loves surfing and surf culture but he’s afraid of the open water. His parents died in a boating accident. He replaced the 
surfboard with a skateboard.  The skateboard is his passion and 
obsession.  Full speed skating makes him feel alive and closer to the memory of his parents.  It’s his mental escape from the oppressive state run orphanage he currently resides. There is no speed limit for Reece’s passion.  When he heard about the Radical Race competition a light bulb went off!  He quickly made plans to take first place and make his parents proud.

Monday, June 22, 2020

JUNE CONTEST: A very different kind of prompt!

Assignment: Create one illustration to represent the following story:
Bongo the monkey woke up in the jungle to the sounds of birds cawing and the bright sun shining. He yawned and smiled and felt the hunger in his tummy, which was a bigger hunger than normal, so he climbed down his tree in search of breakfast. He passed the pineapples and thought, "tasty, but I'm tired of pineapple!". He came to the papaya tree and thought "tasty, but I'm tired of papaya." He passed the banana tree but thought, "cliche? if I'm going to be caught eating a banana!"
What he really wanted was a big juicy orange but all the orange trees were on the other side of the alligator infested river!
As he was walking and deciding what to eat he saw Clyde the Alligator floating on the far side of the river looking for his breakfast too! Bongo was so hungry but he couldn't resist teasing Clyde again, so he climbed the tree closest to Clyde. He crawled out on a branch overhanging the river and dangled his tail. Clyde's eyes looked up at the tail dangling just out of his reach, licked his lips, and slowly swam under the naughty monkey. Bongo wiggled his tail and dangled it lower and Clyde's eyes opened up more. Bongo kept lowering his tail more and more as Clyde raised his head out of the water.
Finally with one big surge Clyde exploded out of the water and gulped down Bongo whole and splashed back down into the river! Clyde got his breakfast!
But: Bongo was a particularly smart monkey so he waited for Clyde to swim back across the river. Then he started tickling Clyde's belly from the inside. Clyde did everything he could to hold in his giggles but finally he couldn't take it anymore and busted out laughing -and out popped Bongo!
Quickly Bongo climbed up into the jungle trees and found the biggest and juiciest orange to start his day off right. Now he just had to figure out how to get back!
The end.