Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tall Tales

I produced this Paul Bunyan art for Benchmark Education. I tried to evoke a slightly retro cartoon style under a tight deadline and budget. Davy Crockett was the subject of the first tall tales script I was given. The editors liked my pencil sketches but decided not to go with that script and switched me to Paul Bunyan. I finished off the top Davy Crockett sketch in color and in a style I prefer and with the luxury of more time. I may do another for use in my portfolio.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This is a concept watercolor sketch for a for a story idea I have. His name is Tim.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Some paintings can be best described as a learning experience and that's the case with this one. My original, more interesting, sketch (below left) was done in gouache on watercolor paper and was very spontaneous and textural. This one, done in acrylic, has none of that. Also I failed to get the colors and contrast right (some of that is due to scanning). Onward.