Have you ever wished you could read somebody's mind?

Well, you can't read my mind but you can read my blog. That's pretty close, right? I'll periodically update this with thoughts, things I've learned and what I'm working on so check back, read my words, and enjoy your sudo-mind reading abilities.

Children's book illustration process blog post Champaign Illinois midwest

March 5, 2019

The Bird Couple Illustration Process

I created this sketch of an older couple as part of an assignment for a backgrounds class I took through SVSLearn. Around the time that I started the class I began to stream my art on twitch so i was able to capture a lot of the process as I worked through this illustration. Here's a little behind-the-scenes look at my illustration

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Creative, Maker, woodworking, crafting stick ponies Champaign Illinois midwest

February 10, 2019

Making Stick Ponies

Its a cold snowy weekend and I'm stuck inside. I thought it would be fun to make some stick ponies - the heads have such a fun shape. Here's what I did and how it turned out.

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Children's book illustration critique, Champaign Illinois midwest

February 7, 2019

Finding Critiques

I had my work critiqued on Art Prof's YouTube channel, here my thoughts on how it went and critiques in general.

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Illustration process sketches style Champaign Illinois midwest

January 10, 2019

Howl's Moving Castle

I created a series of three illustrations inspired by the book Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. For these illustrations I focused on creating dynamic compositions and a strong style that would unite the pieces visually. The final results convey the whimsy and magic that I felt when reading the story while still staying accurate to the text.

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character monster illustration Champaign Illinois midwest

October 24, 2018

Fierce or Fluffy?

See the process behind the creation of this misunderstood beast as I go from concept and first sketch to completion.

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