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I Really Want "It" To Work

The moment doubt creeps into your outlook, you will begin second-guessing every decision you make. You'll begin focusing on every single potential negative you can manufacture to support your fears

Quick Study: Hippo

When I sat down at my drawing table this morning, I had a single goal: To find out how quickly I could produce a viable illustration. All told, from concept sketch through the finished vector drawing, I spent about seven hours creating this character.  

It's actually based on a friend of mine who runs a small web shop from the Isle of Wight called Made By Hippo. It just so happens that he's also a badass black belt in a couple Japanese swordsmanship martial arts. The character practically drew itself. 


Helping Kickstart Better Half

One of our favorite local chefs, who has been running an intimate dinner-party-style restaurant out of his home with his wife for a number of years recently Kickstarted an effort to open a real restaurant. Due, in no small part, to their hard work, congenial natures, and amazing menus their effort was met with widespread, enthusiastic local support. 

PushStart Kitchen will be moving out of their loft and we are anxiously awaiting the grand opening of their new restaurant Better Half.

I am thrilled to be a part of the campaign and have contributed a piece of art that will be on display for the life of the restaurant. 

I wish Zach and Cristina best wishes for a very successful future and thank them for the opportunity to be a miniature part of their dream.

Support local small businesses, restaurants, and artists! 

Illustrating VILE's Poster

The process for this illustration was all about production and time. Lots and lots of time. My drawing app of choice is Sketchbook Pro because it is the most "natural" drawing tool available when combined with a Wacom tablet or Cintiq. All of the line work for this piece was done using a stylus, a 9" Wacom tablet with the drawing area constrained and liberal use of Command-Z and my eraser. 

A Heartfelt Thank You

I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to these wonderful people for generously offering their valuable time and infinite patience listening to my hair-brained ideas, critiquing my work, and continually motivating my creative spirit.