All posts for the month February, 2010

New Faces

My most frequent commissions are portraits.  While there is generally less room for artistic expression in a portrait, you cannot help but find unique opportunities for creativity in every new face you draw.


I have to admit, my absolute favorite subjects to draw are characters.  And not just any sort of characters, I love monsters, gremlins, burly animals with goofy faces and sharp teeth.  You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I’ve a rather wild imagination when it comes to storybook villains.  I say, give me […]

Zoos and Libraries

Some of the exercises I do to keep my work fresh are to simply copy images out of books and magazines I might have laying about.  I went to the library and raided the children’s section to give me a stack of fresh material to work from.  Simply using the internet for reference tends to […]

Surprising Myself

I’ve learned that the most elemental part of creativity is surprising myself.  Creativity means staying fascinated by what comes from my brush, and motivated by the curiosity I have in what may happen next.  Some driving forces for my art are books and movies that inspire me.  Even the occasional dinner recipe or interesting day […]