Tuesday, February 28, 2006


This "Monkey" was sketched in pencil, scanned then outlined in Illustrator and colored in Photoshop using adigital Wacom Tablet.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bad Guy (Color)

Color Finish of "Bad Guy".

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bad Guy (Black and White)

This is a digital monochromatic underpainting of a "Bad Guy". It's a pencil sketch, scanned and painted in Photoshop, working in the same manner I would as if I were doing an oil painting. After the black and white value study is done, I will then paint it in color trying to match the same values as the underpainting.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Tiki Head

Here is another digital image from the package I sent to the west coast rep.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tiki Dancer

"Tiki Dancer" Is a pencil sketch, scanned and painted digitally in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. I included this piece in the promotional package I sent out to a rep I am courting.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


She looks like an "Alice" to me. This is another digital illustration I included in my promo package to a West coast rep.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Horse Race sketch

"Horse Race Sketch" is one of the sketches I included in my submission package to a West coast rep I'm courting. This piece is a departure from how I normally work but I really like the design and movement of it. I included this to show the rep how versitile I can be stylistically.

As I looked over the body of my work I was reminded again that I am more of a versatile guy than one who is known for a particular style. Don't know if that's good or bad, Sometimes I wish I were more focused and had a more individual voice as an artist.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


I'm trying to paint from life as often as I can and sharpen my oil painting. This morning Ali gave me three Roses for Valentines day. Today I am posting a small study I did of one of them this morning.

Here is "Rose" Oil on Board, 6"x8".

Monday, February 13, 2006


Todays post is four "Angels" sketch That will also be part of my submission to a home decor company as part of a Holiday line proposal.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Christmas sketches

Today I am posting more of the "Christmas sketches" that I did for the intention of coloring and submitting to a decor company.

Saturday, February 11, 2006


I am developing a Christmas collection as a freelance project that I will color and send as a proposal to a decor company. Here are some of the conceptual sketches for "Santas"

Friday, February 10, 2006

Serino Pirates 2

Gather round young scalawags, here be Serino's band of scurvey Jack-sprites. I swear by the seven seas tis true. Now be on yer way or I'll fillet ye like a skinny haddock.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Serino's Pirates

My very first job as an illustrator was with Serino Associates design firm in 1996. Every now and then Tony Serino will call me with something and I'm always happy to oblige.

When he asked me to illustrate a bunch of his friends dressed as Pirates, I pondered doing it for free simply for the joy of it.

Today I am posting the first of the Serino Pirates.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I illustrated a family of "Frogs", I am posting the Dad and the son in his sailor suite. Photoshop crashed so I did not get to finish coloring the Mom and daughter frogs yet.

These will be produced as several items including resin figures and stuffed animals.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Figure Drawings

I started taking a figure class to excersise my life drawing and painting, I think working from life is the single best way to improve as an artist. This class is a refreshing balance for me because I Illustrate from my imagination all week long.

Here are two Graphite drawings from Figure class.

Monday, February 06, 2006


"Mermaids" are a set of metal wall art. I just got these catalog photos back and I am posting them with my original illustrations.

I am also posting some of the drawings from my sketchbook that were not chosen for this project.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Jam Session

Today's post is "Jam Session", a black and white digital illustration. My representative; Maggie Byer-Sprinzeles requested some black and white samples to help round out my portfolio. You can see more of my Children's Book color work on Maggie's web sight; maggiebyersprinzeles.com

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Tic Tac Toe

This is "Tic Tac Toe", another faux-antique board game design.

Friday, February 03, 2006


Here is the catalog photo of "Checkers", another faux-antiqued game I designed. I referenced folk art design and colonial milk paint colors for this piece.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Lawn Bowling

Today I am posting the catalog photo of "Lawn Bowling", another faux-antiqued lawn game I designed. This is a six pin version of the old English "Lawn Bowl" game that sometimes had six, nine or ten pins. We did six for economic reasons but I really wish we could have done ten.

I'm pleased with the way the simple design of the pins came out, I referenced colonial folk art for design and pallet.

I am also posting the label art that I designed for the top of the box. I tried to make the drawing look like an old wood cut or engraving.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I designed a few faux-antiqued lawn and board games last year that have since been produced, photographed and are now at the industry trade shows. I just got the jpegs of the catalog photos and today I am posting "Bocce".

I am also including some line drawings I did which were originally intended to be part of an illustrated scroll depicting the history of Bocce. It would have been too costly so we scratched it. I am also posting the label art I designed for the top of the box.