Friday, January 18, 2019



So this large acrylic on stretched canvas is under way. The pencil is sealed on the canvas using some clear spray affix which I let dry for a few days then covered with clear gesso. Once the gesso is dried and lightly sanded I can start blocking in base color. I really enjoy using a restricted pallet and building the colors I want in stead o getting distracted buy trying to choose between to many color choices. Although once in a while I will use something out of the usual pallet to add a bit of punch.
It will take a few months to accomplish some of what I am planning for this. I will try to post the process often over the project.
Finished this fella a few months ago. So much fun trying to stay loose but to show the different types of fur. Shaggy, woolly, to short. I learned a great deal from this critter.
This another acrylic on canvas using a very restricted pallet. The piece is about 3' X 4'.

Monday, March 12, 2018


A few more images with a fun black and white of T-rex and friend. 




Once in a while cool mammals like this make it into the blog. I love these guys. Massively cool and fun to do in a bit of a comic book style.
Been a long while since posting to this site. Been working to define a good working illustration style.
I tend to work with acrylic on canvas board. I am most recently enjoying keeping the color application very thin to let the pencil line show. This is a good example of just that.
This is another fun piece done for the Museum. 
Several sketches on the way to getting it right before getting it on canvas. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This is a cool bit by the folks at The Great Big Story! Check it out!

Golden eagle. Modern Dinosaur.

Feathers are being found to belong on more and more dinosaurs. This illustration allowed me to play a bit with lots of different types of feathers.