Capital Lights At Night


This rough sketch illustration was inspired by some paintings I stumbled upon at the Iron Horse Hotel & Bar and the illuminated capital on a resent trip to Milwaukee and Madison WI. I used a soft digital pencil for the overall dark shapes (see image below) and kept my palette limited to 8 colors. (Photoshop)



Red Flames


A smiling human skull, flames, bugged out eyes and a little grunge just seemed like a good mix for this digital painting! My rough idea sketch for composition (see image below top left). I used a charcoal brush (see image below top right) from to create the rough edged feel to the skull and flames. The reference for the skull (see images below bottom) came from a 3D model. (Photoshop/Keyshot/Maya)


Juggling Clown

Juggling_Clown_WThis graphic illustration was conceived as a rough idea sketch for a greetings card project (commissioned) that never went to finish. I always thought it would be fun to take the idea sketch to completion. My rough sketch for composition and color ideas (see image below top). My inspiration (see images below bottom) came from some vintage circus posters of days gone by. (Photoshop/Illustrator)



Merry Christmas

Merry_Christmas_Lights_WJust having a little illustrative fun with a strand of curling multicolor Christmas lights. Happy Holidays 2014! My rough idea and color sketch (see image below top). The Christmas lights, snowflakes and type were created using Illustrator (see image below right and left). The texture (see image below middle) came from a bad photocopy. (Photoshop/Illustrator)





60 Thunderbird

60_Thunderbird_WThe car designs of the late 50’s were beautiful to the artistic eye. With their long sleek profiles and wonderful tailfins. My digital graphic illustration (above) was created by using a limited color palette and simplifying shapes. Then a body color change to sharpen the curves. The “T-Bird” (see photo below middle) was found and shot at the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance Car Show in Rochester Hills. (Photoshop/Illustrator)