Monday, July 25, 2011

Portfolio Website... Finally!

My portfolio website has officially gone live! It's a work in progress but so far so good. I'm happy to finally have a place to showcase all of my work. Click the picture above and check it out!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ratty: Exploratory Sketches

Here is Ratty so far... I'm playing around with the layout of these pages; getting rid of superfluous borders and putting the focus back on the drawings where it should be.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Moley: Character Sheet

Here is another page for the portfolio. This is where Mole is at this stage, I'm sure he'll change a bit more, but so far I am happy with him.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Portfolio Update

Mole: Exploratory Sketches

The Wind in the Willows: Character Shapes

I've put the drawing board down so I can concentrate on updating my portfolio. So far I've had to reformat the older pages to fit 8 1/2" X 11." Its been a bit of a trudge, but I am seeing the horizon. Above are a couple of new pages from the book. I've added seven new pages of work. I even added some of the OZ work to the mix... Why the hell not? Anyway, the complete portfolio will be published here and on my website ( when I am finished.

Meanwhile, I've been evolving my design for Ratty and Mole even further. Yeah, I thought I had reached my final, but the more I've drawn them the more they've developed. My focus is on keeping the shapes simple but adding detail within the shapes. Its been a challenge to get out of my comfort zone, so I am pushing myself to work the designs to another level above where I have them now. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Wind in the Willows: Character Shapes

Shape breakdowns for the whole cast. Badger and Toad will definitely evolve further.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Wind In The Willows: Ratty


Colored Pencil and Pen

'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing.'
Here is a (near) final design for Ratty. Badger and Toad are up next, I'm still working out their shapes.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mole: Final Design Poses

"Mole" : Final Design Poses
Colored Pencil, Cel-Vynil and Ink on Toned Pastel Paper

I had a lot of fun with these. :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mole: Color Sketch

"Mole Color Sketch"
Pen and Photoshop

I had fun working on the little color sketch for Badger so I thought I would do one for Mole. I'm putting together a character sheet for him and Ratty and I'm also working out designs for the other two. Another upcoming project is a simple color comp for one of my first Illustrations.