Monday, December 24, 2012


Merry Christmas everyone!
I love everyones christmas art iv been seeing!
This is a christmas grinch monster. He hides in your closet on christmas eve and opens all your presents before you wake up hehe:)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Jury Duty

Some sketches I did in my sketchbook. These are a couple pages that I did when I was at jury duty and was substitute teaching. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Carrot Ship

This is a painting I did for Carrot Creative. A painting for their studio.
Wasn't sure if I liked the moon or not so here are both versions.
Check out Carrot here:!/

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Book Sketch

Here is a sketch for Too Much Glue, by Jason Lefebvre
Flashlight Press
publication fall 2013

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Color sketches for book

Here are a few of the color sketches for a children's book I'm working on.
The book is called Too Much Glue, by Jason Lefebvre. I'm working with the awesome people at Flashlight Press. The book will go into publication fall 2013!
I have about two months to do all the finished paintings, I will be working like crazy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Here are my steps in creating a character. My job was to create a fun, cute, fluffy chicken monster. I start off will some scribbles, refine a few of my favorits. Art director picks one. I do some quick posses. Then I do some different colors sketches. Then I just render him out! 

This is what you call a UngiUngi! This was an awesome project I was so happy to be a part of. Check out

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quick Paintings

A couple quick paintings done for practice. The first two were drawn from photos/memory and the last one was a sketch from Ice age 3, I loved all the plants and jungle in that movie.
I wont be posting too much work for the next couple months because I have a very tight deadline for a children's book.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Columbia Scholastic Press

I just got an email from RIT. I guess the art magazine that we made last year got a Gold medal and special congratulations to me and Sabrina! Here is the art that got the award (first image.) (I didn't make the cover art.)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which gave us a Gold Medal critique for our 2012 issue, has also honored Signatures with Gold Circle Awards. Special congratulations to the Design Team for last year's issue, which received an award for Overall Design, as well as to Sabrina Speranza for her experimental piece, "Totem," and to Zachary Retz, for his cartoon, "Ex-Lax Smoothie.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Buildings n stuff

Practicing lighting on buildings. Sketches are from Lorax and Robots.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Practicing Foliage

Very busy lately, working on some really fun projects. Hopefully I will be able to post them soon. Here are some quick paintings I do for practice and fun:) I spend about an hour or less on each. Just color studies.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Color sketch

Sketch of a scene from Transformers. (30 min)

Fall Drive

20 - 40 min color sketches. Just practicing and trying to be more direct with my color.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Coolnet Character

This is some concept art I did for DragonFX (a really awesome animation studio). We were working on a project for Coolnet. I did these sketches for the animators and the 3D artists to take and make animations.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Leprecon Dude

Sara Pullen was randomly piked for the last character I did. She sent me a little sketch and I created a new character but with a similar idea. I think my version looks like a Lepercon lol. I would like to do this once a month so if you want a drawing just "share" and "like" on Facebook for a chance to win.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


I'm a semifinalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for illustration!

Man Eating Bunny

A couple sketches for a painting I hope to start soon. Its so important to make time for personal work where you can do whatever you want and art directors cant turn down your ideas :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Superhero Kid

This is a private commission I just finished up. I created a superhero based on the things a little boy liked. For example, music, bling, blue blanket...
Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ghost Demon Hunter

She is a ghost demon hunter. The ghost have stolen all the colors from the world and she is on a mission to slay the ghosts and return the colors to earth.
This is just a character design for now but I hope to create a finished painting around this idea someday, when I get some free time :) Thanks for looking! 

"Share" and "like" this on Facebook for a chance to get a character designed after you and/or your story!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Angel Fairy

Hello everyone, this is an angel fairy. Based off my wife and one of her little sketches she did on my whiteboard. :) It feels like a long time since I have done any personal work because I have been so busy, but the other day when I was waiting to hear back from some clients I painted this.
Thanks for looking :)

Friday, August 10, 2012


This is a t-shirt design I did for a lacrosse tournament. The tournament was for retired lacrosse players :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wedding Caricatures

I was commissioned to do about 200 little cartoon sketches of each person who came to the wedding. These sketches were used as wedding favors and also name tags for each place setting. This was a lot of sketches but it was fun :) I also did a painting of the couple.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Panda Pirate

I have been so busy lately; moving and getting married... but I painted this little guy as a thank you to all the nice people who have helped me out. (The top part is just a couple quick sketches to develop ideas)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Control Freak

This is my artwork for Dan Writes Sins single, Control Freak. (I took the type off for portfolio purposes) Dan, is a supper nice and talented guy. He collaborated with Dj s3rl, a world famous DJ. Dan has also done vocals for artist like Jeffery Star. Slightly different style of painting, thought it would go good with this very electronic song:)
Download the song!!/DANWRITESSINS

Sunday, July 1, 2012

They Say I Have a Problem

This is the main character for the book "They Say I Have a Problem" Author Zach Nims

Friday, June 22, 2012


This is the main character (work in progress) for the book "Don't You Get Into Trouble"
This is a really creative story about a girl who has an adventure and meets a lot of interesting creatures in the forest :)
The author is Andrew De Gabriele, an amazing author and supper awesome to work with!
Thanks for looking:)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cat character design

I'm doing illustration for a really awesome children's book called "The Neighbor's Cat".  Here is the main cat design. (Sketches on left, different positions on top right, slightly rendered out cat bottom right.) 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fisher Price

I recently interviewed for a art position at Fisher Price. This is a little painting I did for the really nice people who interviewed me. He is a meditating wizard guy. I was inspired by Fisher Price's Little People. I wanted to create my own Little People character :) 

Friday, June 15, 2012


I recently took a class were we were able to paint birds from life. I painted a bunch or hawks and owls form life then took a photo to finish up this painting. I painted in a cool and warm light so that the flat florescent lights in the room didn't flatten my painting. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Video Game Backgrounds

-Over the past few months a had a great opportunity to be part of a team of game designers, animators, and artists. I learned about the process in creating a video game, animation, textures, maya, and much more. I was the background artist. My job was to take the ideas of the art director and create a look and feel for the game. These background were then given to the 3D modelers and they would create the actual platforms that the characters in the game would move about on. 
-Color is very important in creating a story/feel of an environment. Some environments I wanted to be more mystical and slightly creepy wile others I wanted them to be more bright and to show the intensity of the sun beating down. (This is 4 of the 8 backgrounds I painted for this project.)