drum art for band

Drum Art for Plastic Zombies

Much of my work is for businesses, and therefore ‘clean and corporate’ — but that just wouldn’t have fit the bill for this punk-influenced band local to Southern California. While the overall artwork did need to go with the turquoise finish of one of the band’s drums, there were no other rules: befitting the punk influence at the heart of their music, band members were fine with either amusing or offending potential audiences.

Check back soon: when I have a link to their schedule, I’ll be happy to post it!


Happy Holiday!

My favorite canine hits the road, and more…apparently.

This illustration was done in Illustrator, with the canine photo masked in Photoshop and then dropped into the composition.

Typeface for whimsical title was FontDiner’s Loungy. They’re a type foundry that specializes in retro fonts. (Loungy is listed under Free Silverware)

Window Seat — Illustration for children’s book

Illo Competition

Did you know about 3×3 magazine? If not, it’s a go-to place for finding illustration resources online. You’ll find eye-catching illustrations there, with a broad variety of styles for any type of project requirement!

Each year, 3×3 publishes Illo, a collection of the best illustration for print. The book features a variety of categories of illustration — from advertising, to editorial, children’s, and conceptual.

Read more Illo Competition

koi fish in a informal garden

Fun with Paint

It’s not all work around here — I paint whenever there’s opportunity to do so. Here’s one recently completed painting. The inspiration was from photos I took in one of the many gardens at Huntington Library. If you’re ever in San Marino, California, this should be on your tour; the main building features the permanent art collection, the best known of which is The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. I always wondered what the big deal was about this particular painting until I saw it “in person.” The brush strokes on the blue satin attire are amazing; this never seems to show in photographs I’ve seen of the work in question.