The Making Of: Classic Dallas & Milo.

What a cool commission idea requested by Dallas of him and his cat, Milo.

t's fun to see these things come to life. I kept the background on this one a little more "unfinished" looking. I thought it added a great texture and atmosphere. The tail change was a last minute request by the client.

Artist Signature.

Here I go, getting all bold by adding my real identity with my artist handle:
 


I used to hide behind an ambiguous logo.
It started out as a symbol. It was a watermark that I used to stamp on photo manips I made in Instagram... then it morphed into something I tried to make into a "brand." After a while, I still felt like it was ambiguous and wasn't 'me'. 
Since I've gotten more confident in my digital illustrations, I've started to want to sign them, rather than merely watermark them. I'm sure this won't be the last signature style I'll ever use, but this is a mark of a transition. I'm dropping the random swoosh. It is a new dawn, a new day, a new life. 

And I'm feeling good.

The Making of The Fool.

This illustration is of a character in Robin Hobb's "Realms of the Elderlings" series. This character is mysterious, pale, quick of tongue, and been known to be mistaken as a woman. This character has orchestrated several events in the series, and we are all left to wonder who really pulls the strings.

Featured in Subrosa Magazine's "Restoration" Issue.

This is Subrosa Magazine 's "Restoration" issue published for July, 2016. The whole magazine is available for print and purchase.

I am very honored and excited to announce that my work has been featured in a magazine. Subrosa Magazine features local Columbus Ohio artists or artisan businesses along with art of all kinds from all around. 

I never really realized that my artistic journey is probably not unlike any other artist's. Whether you're holding yourself back from taking the step, or simply haven't recognized you're talent yet, take the plunge.

It probably goes without saying that I am humbled and uplifted to have such a large feature in their publication. There is nothing quite like the affirmation of a group of people publishing your artwork by their own selection and esteem. I hope to continue to create works that awe and inspire everyone... and myself.