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Title: Changes in the Tide
Medium: Digital

The original design for this was from a small poster competition I entered a while ago. I wasn’t quite happy with the first turn out and it didn’t win anyway, so I decided to go back and officially finish it to a point that satisfied me. I mostly added the smokey vapor and a lot of texture. I had the most fun playing around with working more hatching into my process. Plus, I always enjoy seeing where I can take a piece that I had previously thought I was done with. It reminds me of how much I’m learning over the years. 

Those interested can find some prints and other things for sale HERE.


This little guy was inspired by a blog a fellow illustrator and friend of mine runs. She cooks up what she likes to call bird beasts, which can be practically any animalistic or fantastical element that is combined with a bird. Since this type of thing is right up my alley, I jumped on the chance and had a lot of fun doing it to boot. This beast in particular is inspired by a rook, though I have taken to calling him a tapestry rook in particular. 

Make sure to check out Virginia Greene’s Bird Beast Blog HERE!

Today I have a little character sketch based off a friend of mine. As she is fond of birds, I decided to depict her as a European Robin. Like the small portraits, the goal of this was to use only a few layers and work on how fast I work overall. 

As my friend is also an artist I will take this space to give a shout out to her work! Check out her blogs at Daily Bird Beast and Anxious Wren. She does some great scientific illustration as well as excellent concept art!

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This was based around the mildly humorous idea that I always thought George Washington’s head looked like a lumpy pear. Being an artist, I thought I’d bring that grand vision to life! In fact its only the first in a series of presidents whose heads remind me of other things, but the other pieces are still in progress. The nicest part about this piece was i got to play around with some subtle aesthetic aspects. A few hatches there. Some splatter brush there. A couple Ben-Day dots over there. All in all I’m pleased. More to come sooner or later.

If you find G.W.’s head as amusing as I did you can find print, t-shirts and other items based off of this design HERE!

A few months ago I had the pleasure of designing a book cover and some illustrations for the novel Promethea by M. M. Abougabal. I had a lot fun with the whole project and specifically designing the cover around the famous Spear of Destiny as well as other religious symbols. The other two illustrations I did for the novel appear on the inside pages of the book when you purchase it.

Here is a good description of the book from Amazon:

”An inexplicable heist had cast its shadows on the magnificent Austrian city of Vienna, leaving its local authorities, and their failed security measures, in shambles… One of Europe’s most fabled relics, in one of its most secured museums, had just been stolen in an arrogant, deliberate tour de force with no evidence at hand. 

Yet this was not exactly the first time where the alluring Holy Spear was in danger… as Christianity’s most sought-after artefact, it had always garnered the attention of both the spiritual and the occult. 
Could the legends around the spear be considered ultimate truths? Or is there a hidden, even more sinister plot at hand? These are the questions two Interpol agents would have to answer, as one suffers from a traumatizing loss and puts an already weakened faith to the test.”

You can find the digital download for the book on Amazon.com HERE! Check it out!